The perfect ending to a Thanksgiving feast is something sweet and preferably pumpkin-flavored, and this healthier substitute for classic pumpkin pie is simple and delicious. Try this lightened-up dessert, and make your entire Thanksgiving a healthier holiday with these better-for-you sides.


  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pumpkin-flavored low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Toasted pecan pieces to garnish


  1. Combine the chia seeds, almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium-size bowl, and mix until well-blended.
  2. Cover, and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
  3. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, and sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces.
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