Pumpkin Puree

Once a seasonal ingredient used almost exclusively in sugary-sweet fall desserts, pumpkin puree has now been rebranded as a year-round skinny food. It’s low in calories (just 40 per ½ cup), high in filling fiber, and, since it’s ready to use straight out of the can, super convenient, too. Stir a big dollop into nonfat vanilla yogurt to create a creamy, pudding-like treat, or mix it into oatmeal or marinara sauce to add nutrition and fill power. Pumpkin puree is also a great substitute for oil in baked goods like muffins and quick breads. You can swap these ingredients in equal amounts, so no messy conversions are necessary.