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    Pumpkin Treat

    Pumpkins are loaded with the carotenoids alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein; the seeds contain vitamin E, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Make the meal fun for kids by having them sketch a scary face on a pumpkin before cooking, then let them eat the stuffing and flesh right out of the head.

    Serves 2; 5 points per serving

    2 small pumpkins (sugar or pie variety)
    4 ounces mashed tofu
    1 cup cooked brown rice
    2 tablespoons chopped onion
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)
    1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste

    Optional Flavorings:
    Chopped fresh garlic or basil
    Cayenne or white pepper
    Crumbled sage
    Chopped kale or spinach

    1. Preheat oven to 350. Carefully cut off the pumpkin top, leaving the stem attached; set aside. The hole should be big enough to allow you to stuff the pumpkin.

    2. Remove the seeds and strings. (For a quick and healthy snack, toast the seeds on a baking sheet while the pumpkins cook.)

    3. In a medium bowl, mix together the tofu or cooked ground turkey, cooked rice, onion, parsley, salt, and any optional flavorings. Fill the pumpkin with the stuffing, and put the top with stem back on. Bake for 45-60 minutes. The pumpkin is done when the skin can be easily pierced with a fork.

    4. Scoop out the stuffing, adding some of the pumpkin flesh. Drizzle with olive oil or butter, if desired. Salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy.

    Per Serving:Calories: 218 calories Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Carbohydrate: 34g Protein: 11g
    Points: 5

    Delicious Living Oct. 2002
    Get set with the right mind set.

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    I bet this would work nicely with acorn or other hard winter squash when pumpkins are hard to find!

    AND, being a TVP fan, I will try it using TVP in place of the tofu. Sounds yummy!


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    Great ideas and I love acorn squash!


    Get set with the right mind set.

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    I've become a squash lover recently. Thanks for the ideas!

    3/16/02- Made WW Lifetime
    4'11"...SW 176lbs CW 154 lbs WGW 115
    Rejoining weight 11/17 154 lbs

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    I've stuffed peppers this way, but never a squash. I may try it. I have to thank WW for expanding my horizons. I never would have even thought about doing this a few years ago. Now I am willing to try new low-point foods.

    Thanks for the great ideas.

    YaYa Name Empress Sleeping Butterfly

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