Pumpkin Toast!

Okay, this one isn’t really a recipe. Halloween is long gone but I’m still cooking with pumpkin almost on the daily. So seriously… if you like toast, and need a break from the typical buttered toast or toast and jelly; a healthier (and delicious!!) option is to spread a bit of canned pumpkin on your toast, the same way you would with peanut butter or jelly! Please try this, it is amazing! I’m not talking about pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling – use the 100% pure pumpkin. Warm it a little in the microwave if you prefer. I sprinkled some cinnamon on mine for extra flavor. I love apple butter products, as well as fruit preserves and jelly, but they can be loaded with sugar. Adding pumpkin to my morning toast was a yummy way to change things up, and it also adds a punch of fiber as well as a bit of the sweetness I had been craving, without breaking my diet! (Pumpkin is healthy, people!)

If you are trying to avoid over-processed carbohydrates often found in bread products and are looking for a healthy lower-carb bread that isn’t outrageously expensive like many of them are, and you are lucky enough to live in a state with a Meijer store – I suggest Meijer brand’s “light wheat” variety. It has almost identical ingredients to a pricey name-brand option that is marketed as a low-carb bread; and at only 70 calories for every TWO slices and only about a buck a loaf when it’s on sale, it’s perfect for low-carbers like me.

If you like peanut butter and banana-slice sandwiches or toast, with or without cinnamon, you would likely love this as well! You could even spread pumpkin on your toast, then add banana or other fruit slices, optional cinnamon, and then make it into a sammich that way. YUM! Try it and tell me what you think. This is wayyyy tastier than butter + bread, I promise!