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Make it Monday - Hummus with a twist

New Year - new twist on old favorites.

Found this recipe in a diabetes management magazine. Looked good so I decided I would give it a try.

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

12 servings

Calories 38, Fat 2 gm, Sat Fat 0 gm, Protein 1 gm, Carbs 4 gm, Chol 0 gm, Fiber 1 gm, Sodium 101 mg


1 can (15 ounce) solid pack pumpkin

3 TBSP chopped fresh parsley

3 TBSP Tahini

3 TBSP fresh lemon juice

3 cloves of garlic

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp ground red pepper, plus additional for garnish

Assorted raw vegetable sticks


  1. Combine pumpkin, 3 TBSP parsley, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, black pepper and 1/8 tsp ground red pepper in food processor or blender; process until smooth.

  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.

  3. Sprinkle additional ground red pepper, if desired. Garnish with additional parsley.

  4. Serve with assorted raw vegetable sticks.

Why would you want to work with me?

I just added a new page to my website where I will highlight what clients are saying and about the symptom results of clients. How doing the Leap diet makes a difference. I hope you check it out.

Facts about pumpkin

  • One half cup of pumpkin has only 40 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrate, and almost 4 grams of fiber - not pumpkin pie filling

  • Is an excellent source of betacarotene - which helps with eye health

  • In colonial times, pumpkin was used as the crust for the pie, not the filling

  • Pumpkin is a member of the squash family

  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water

Diabetes Self-Management - Novemeber/December 2019

New Year - new you!

Is it time for a new you? I would love to discuss what you need if this has been on your mind to transform your life from living with fibromyalgia, IBS or other autoimmune issues.

Is it time to get a dietitian in your pocket?


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