Healthy Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Parfait with Whipped Cream

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You are going to love this pumpkin parfait! Holidays mean sweets in my house. Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, trifles, brownies and candy.  Either way, you look at it, the desserts are everywhere.  I try very hard to stay away from the desserts during the holidays. It is just so easy to pack on an extra five or ten pounds by not being careful what you eat.  Marty isn’t worried about his weight, but as a diabetic, he is worried about how much sugar he eats. We don’t want to give up the desserts, we just want to find some healthy holiday desserts.

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Parfait with Whipped Cream

Healthy Holiday Desserts

I applied to be a Swerve ambassador and as a thank you, they sent me a box full of Swerve to play with.  Swerve is a zero calorie sweetener that tastes just like sugar (really).  Even best, it measures just like sugar.  That means if your recipe calls for a cup of sugar, you can substitute a cup of Swerve instead.

Plus, Swerve doesn’t affect blood glucose or insulin levels which means it’s safe for diabetics like my husband to use. Unlike some sweeteners, there is absolutely NO artificial aftertaste with Swerve. If you’re looking for healthy holiday desserts, this Pumpkin Parfait is delicious, easy and healthy. How does it get any better than that?

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Parfait with Whipped Cream

Swerve Sweetener is a great choice for those looking to watch their weight or their sugar.  It’s very easy to use in recipes because there is no need to try to figure out how much to use instead of sugar.  All you do is substitute the exact same amount of Swerve for the sugar in your healthy holiday baking recipe.

Healthy holiday desserts - pumpkin parfait

You can purchase Swerve Sweetener in convenient single-serve packets so you can stash a few in your pocketbook for coffees on the run.  I’ve been enjoying a packet of Swerve Sweetener in my coffee every morning.  You can also purchase Swerve Sweetener in resealable bags or containers.  It makes enjoying healthy holiday treats a lot simpler.

If you want to try a few more low calorie holiday desserts, you might want to make my gluten-free blueberry crisp or my chocolate coconut bars.

Check out my video to learn how to make homemade whipped cream.

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Pumpkin Parfait

This pumpkin parfait is one of my favorite healthy holiday desserts.

15 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup of 100% pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup of Stonyfield Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp Swerve sweetener (or more/less depending on how sweet you like it)


  1. Mix the pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, pumpkin pie spice and Swerve sweetener in a bowl.
  2. Add a layer of the pumpkin mixture to a parfait glass.
  3. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.


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  1. What a fun and unique blend of flavors! I would have never thought to create a parfait like this!! 
  2. I love your healthy parfait recipe you've shared. I can't wait until I make some and try it.
  3. This sounds amazing! A great way to snack without a big sugar spike!
  4. Anything pumpkin is always a seasonal hit with me!  Hadn't heard of this sweetener before, will have to recommend to my neighbor who is diabetic.  They are always seeking new products!
  5. Never heard of that sweetener before, but that recipe is going on my "To Make" list!! YUM!!
  6. Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
    Your parfait sounds yummy and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to check out swerve!
  7. Thank you I am loving all these different ideas and recipes for Swerve. 
  8. Looks delicious, I like adding the pumpkin seeds, nice touch.
  9. Gina Badalaty says
    I LOVE that you put the seeds in this! Yummy :)
  10. christine reyes says
    Oh I love pumpkin recipes. Thanks for sharing this! Looks really good.
  11. Ashley - Embracing Homemaking says
    What a fun and healthy little dessert!
  12. That's a new sweetener; one I've never heard of. I'm not a fan of greek yogurt but pumpkin is yummy!
  13. Tammilee Tillison says
    Wow, I need to check this sweetener out. I have never heard of it before. My Dad is a diabetic and this would be great for him. 
  14. That looks so pretty, Ellen. My dad and inlaws are diabetic so I need to look into Swerve. 
  15. I have heard about Swerve sweetener a lot but have not yet tried it.  This recipe sounds yummy.  I love pumpkin!
  16. That looks really tasty! I need a few healthy dessert recipes this month to balance out all the halloween candy!
  17. This is such a fantastic idea, I love it! I've been dying all day to find out what is in your magical little parfaits.. and I am really looking forward to trying these. TY!
  18. I just love how healthy you made this. It looks delicious!
  19. Wow, that looks incredibly delicious! Love the addition of the pepitas, yummy!
  20. I have this sweetener at home right now and love pumpkin so I will have to try this.
  21. Yum! I like that you added pumpkin seeds, too. Definitely looks like a winner! :)
  22. Tough Cookie Mommy says
    What a delicious treat!  Not only does it taste great, I'm sure, but it also has a beautiful presentation.  I could see serving these at a formal family event.
  23. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says
    Looks positively yummy! I've never tried that Swerve before. I'll have to give it a try!
  24. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
    What a healthy parfait alternative and so incredibly unique!
  25. I love the use of the entire pumpkin! This looks great! And portable too!
  26. I love Swerve. And that pumpkin parfait looks yummy!
  27. your dessert sounds good!  i have never heard of Swerve, but since you highly recommend it i will look for it now.  thank you!


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