per serving: 341 calories; 10 grams protein; 12 grams total fat; 2 grams fiber; 6 grams saturated fat; 51 grams carbohydrates; 19 mgs cholesterol; 1001 mgs sodium; 9 WW points plus

Vegetarian Lower Calorie

Pumpkin Soup with Creme Fraiche


3 cups vegetable broth

2 cups canned pumpkin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 chipotle chile in adobo sauce seeded and diced

3/4 cups creme fraiche

coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1/2 loaf French bread

1/2 cup pine nuts toasted


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, honey, syrup and chipotle chile. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more broth if the soup is too thick. While soup is simmering, toast pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant.
Meanwhile, wrap bread in foil and heat in oven for 5-7 minutes.
Remove soup from heat and whisk in the cr?me fraiche and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle pine nuts on top and serve with bread.

Gala Fruit Salad


2 Gala apples peeled, cored and cubed

1 1/2 pint container fresh blueberries

2 bananas peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick

1/4 cup orange juice

2 oranges peeled and cubed


Place apples, blueberries, bananas, orange juice and orange pieces in a large bowl; toss until well combined.