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Instant Pumpkin Custard

Serves: 6

15 oz. (1 can) canned pumpkin, (not pie filling)
¾ cup pitted, dried dates
2 Tbsps cashew butter or almond butter
1 ½ tsps pumpkin pie spice
5 grams stevia sweetener (2 packets Truvia)
2 pinches salt

*May use ground cinnamon, nutmeg, (and less) ginger and allspice instead of pie spice blend.

1. Add all items to blender and blend until completely smooth. Scoop into bowls and eat fresh.
*Optional: top with 2 Tbsps cool whip or whipped cream (for ~30 calories more)

(May be thick enough to use as filling in a pie crust, for pumpkin pie)

Serving: 7 Tbsps or heaping 1/3 cup
Nutrition Facts: Calories 115, Fat 2.5g (Saturated 0.5g), Carbohydrate 23g, Fiber 4g, Protein 2g, Sodium 60mg
Choices: 1 Fruit, 1 Vegetable, 0.5 Fat


About Benjamin White, PHD, MPH, RD, LDN, Nutrition Director

In addition to nutrition, Dr. White has a background in public health and scientific research. Ben is excited about translating research into practical knowledge that people can use to improve their overall health. He teaches a variety of classes, ranging from online nutrition resources to meal planning to controlling  your  food environment. He oversees the nutritional components of the program to ensure that participants are equipped with the necessary skills, resources, support, and knowledge to succeed after leaving Structure House. Restaurant outings, individual nutrition counseling, and workshops are also key parts of the program overseen by the nutrition team. The chefs and dietitians at Structure House work in tandem to provide participants with a menu that is appealing, balanced, satisfying and healthy.

Ben earned his Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has experience in weight loss counseling, motivational interviewing, diabetes management, vegetarian diets, teaching, and scientific research. Dr. White joined Structure House in 2016 as a Registered Dietitian.

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