Healthy Holiday Desserts: 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.

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 Marty to use. Unlike some sweeteners, there is absolutely NO artificial aftertaste with Swerve.

Healthy Holiday Dessert: Pumpkin Parfait with Swerve Sweetener #Switch2Swerve

Healthy Holiday Desserts

If you’re looking for healthy holiday desserts, this Pumpkin Parfait is delicious, easy and healthy. How does it get any better than that.

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Pumpkin Parfait
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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)
  • Fresh fruit
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, shelled (unsalted)
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  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. Add a layer of fresh fruit.
  4. Sprinkle in half of the pumpkin seeds.
  5. Add another layer of the mixture to the parfait glass.
  6. Sprinkle more pumpkin seeds on top.
  7. Top with fresh fruit
Recipe Type: Dessert

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Parfait with Swerve #Switch2Swerve

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 recipe.

Healthy Holiday Desserts: Pumpkin Parfait with Swerve

You can purchase Swerve Sweetener in convenient single serve packets so you can stash a few in your pocket book 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.  The list of stores carrying Swerve Sweetener can be found on their site and you can also request a free sample to try it for yourself.

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If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 12th (6:00p PST | 9:00p EST) for the #Switch2Swerve Twiitter Party. They’ll be answering your questions, talking holiday recipes and announcing the 10 Ambassadors for the #Switch2Swerve 30 Day Challenge. Make sure to RSVP here.


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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Looks positively yummy! I've never tried that Swerve before. I'll have to give it a try!
  24. 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. judy gardner says:
    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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