Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip is healthy, packed full of protein, and has all the flavors of fall in one delicious fruit dip!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip is healthy, packed full of protein, and has all the flavors of fall in one delicious fruit dip!

Happy Wednesday to you!  Welcome to the healthy dip of all healthy dips.  I put together a few of my most beloved ingredients, added some pumpkin, and made the magic happen with this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip.  It really is SO tasty and you would never guess that it’s actually good for you.  Something that tastes like dessert that is good for me?  Sold.  This dip is packed with protein thanks to the peanut butter and Greek yogurt and is sweetened only with real maple syrup!  I have to say that I used to have an aversion to Greek yogurt.  Eating it plain was just never my thing, but I am trying get more protein in my diet.  You can’t even tell there is Greek yogurt in this dip because of all the delicious flavors mixed in with it.  The yogurt is there to give it that perfect thickness and creamy texture.

Mr. Wishes and I are taking a vacation in a couple of weeks and have been working hard to try to get our butts in shape.  We love our protein shakes – sometimes before working out, sometimes after.  I don’t know about you, but I get bored of the drinking the same smoothies and protein shakes over and over.  Sometimes I want a healthy pre-workout or post-workout snack that I don’t have to drink through a straw!  I got to thinking that I should create a snack to get me in the fall mood that is still healthy.  I want to be able to mindlessly snack on something without feeling gross afterward, you know the feeling?  If I don’t keep healthy snacks around then I am going to go for the “bad” stuff…let’s be honest.  I have zero will power most of the time!  I served this dip with apples to get that complex carbohydrate goodness which helps give me energy.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip recipe is perfect for dipping fruit in.

In general, Greek yogurt is a great way to lighten up many recipes and you don’t miss out on taste!  It is just one of the many dairy foods that is extremely high in protein.  It has twice the amount of protein as most regular yogurts, due to the straining process. Six ounces of Greek yogurt typically contains 14–17 grams of protein. The same amount of regular yogurt has 7–8 grams of protein.

So, you may have noticed that people around you seem much more conscientious of the food they eat and finding out where it comes from.   Sometimes it’s easy to forget or become disconnected from the farmers behind the delicious food you put on your table for your family every day.  I don’t know about you, but I love knowing the background of where my food comes from as it gives me a different perspective and new appreciation for it!

I really love this new Acres + Avenues “Boxing Coach” video that was recently released featuring New York Dairy farmer and registered dietitian Abbey Copenhaver.  Abbey and her husband own Ivy Lakes Dairy in the town of Stanley, New York which just happens to be only about an hour from where I live here in Rochester!  If you watch this video you will see that host Jax takes Dana Chubb, a certified boxing champion and trainer, to spend a day on the farm with Abbey.  Jax then brings Abbey to Rochester, New York, to spend some time in a boxing ring.  You will see that Dana comes to realize how important the food she eats is in order keep her healthy in and out of the gym and give her the nutrition she needs.  Abbey also has unique insight into the farm-to-table story and shares this appreciation for the nutritious products farmers provide us with.  They both gain a lot of knowledge from each other and it’s cool to watch!

 

 

 

 

 Acres + Avenues, produced by Dairy Management Inc., brings rural dairy farmers and young urbanites together to show the farm-to-table process of their favorite dairy foods and celebrate the shared passions that bring them together. By putting themselves temporarily in each others’ shoes, they learn more about each other and the interests they have in common, regardless of where they live or what they do for a living.  A little background on the Dairy Management Inc.:  they work on behalf of America’s nearly 47,000 dairy farmers and importers and are dedicated to bringing safe and wholesome dairy foods to Americans.  Through marketing, promotion, nutrition education, and research programs, they work with local dairy promotion organizations (i.e. American Dairy Association and Dairy Council).

Abbey Copenhaver has a blog you should check out called Farmstead Nutrition and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.  Dana Chubb’s gym, Roc Boxing and Fitness, is located right here in Rochester.  You can find it on Twitter and Facebook!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip recipe is perfect for dipping fruit and is a healthy post-workout snack.

Of course, I am proud to represent my home state of New York that has over 5,000 dairy farms throughout the state and is ranked 4th national in dairy farming.  Very cool!  It is so fitting that I used Greek Yogurt in this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt dip recipe because New York is the top yogurt-producing state in the country.  Did you know that yogurt is actually New York’s official state snack?  Well, you learn something new every day!

One serving of milk, cheese or yogurt provides 8 grams of high-quality protein and 9 essential nutrients that your body needs to build and repair muscles.  When you have a regular exercise routine, this is so important.  Milk is the No. 1 food source of calcium, vitamin D and potassium in children’s diets and it only takes one 8 oz. glass of milk to give you as much protein as 1 and 1/2 medium-size eggs.  After exercising or participating in sports, athletes are encouraged to refuel with low-fat or fat free chocolate milk because of the carbohydrates that provide energy and help refuel muscles, protein to support growth and repair of muscles, fluid and electrolytes to aid in hydration, and vitamins and minerals to help build strong bones and bodies.

Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is important to develop strong, healthy bones and muscles. Studies show that people who consume more calcium and dairy foods weigh less and/or have less body fat than those who consume little or no dairy. I am speaking to myself here because I know I don’t get nearly enough.  It’s so easy to give your body that protein it needs!

Easy recipe for Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip for dipping fruit or graham crackers.  Great healthy snack for Thanksgiving or fall!

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip
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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip is healthy, packed full of protein, and has all the flavors of fall in one delicious fruit dip!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Serve with your choice of dipper(s): fruit, Nilla wafers, graham crackers, pretzels, etc.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator if not consuming right away. Enjoy!

You can find ADADC on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more information! 

Also, you can participate in the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (ADADC) for a Pack a #DairyPunch Twitter party on Wednesday, November 4th, from 9-10 p.m. EST. Screen the newly-released Acres + Avenues “Boxing Coach” video and chat with the New York dairy farmers featured in it. Get ideas for pre-workout and post-workout recipes from New York food bloggers, chat about healthy eating and find nutrition and fitness tips.  I will “see” you there!

ADADC DairyPunch Twitter Party Graphic

Make sure you check out these other fabulous bloggers who posted recipes for the Pack a Dairy Punch recipe exchange:

Apple Butter Granola Yogurt Parfaits, by Healthy Delicious

Pumpkin Chocolate Chia Pudding, By Running to the Kitchen

Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait, by Mother Thyme

Banana Bread Smoothie, by Emily Bites

Autumn Acai Bowl with Greek Yogurt Figs and Pomegranate, by Ciao Chow Bambina

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

27 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Dip”

  1. October 28, 2015 at 8:21 AM #

    I love using Greek yogurt as a base for dips. As a non-peanut butter lover (gasp!), I’d probably replace the peanut butter with pumpkin spice cookie dip. Mmmm!! 🙂

  2. October 28, 2015 at 10:27 AM #

    I’ve never tried peanut butter and pumpkin together! Looks so good and creamy!

  3. October 28, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

    I can never resist peanut butter anything. This dip looks superb! Love the addition of pumpkin. And Greek yogurt? Yes. Really nice — thanks.

  4. October 28, 2015 at 1:03 PM #

    I love to make yogurt dips and can’t get enough of pumpkin these days. A perfectly fall recipe and how nice to have also a taste of peanut butter!

  5. October 28, 2015 at 2:38 PM #

    ooH This sounds absolutely delicious! I saw this on IG and had to stop by – loving the PB+pumpkin combo!

  6. October 28, 2015 at 2:48 PM #

    I’ve always been a huge greek yogurt fan! This dip looks fantastic! Love that you have peanut butter in here too!

  7. October 28, 2015 at 5:10 PM #

    ohhhh how I love dips! This looks great!

  8. October 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM #

    Great minds think alike with the Greek yogurt dips! Love the peanut butter and pumpkin combination!!

  9. October 28, 2015 at 5:33 PM #

    I have everything in the house to make this…it sounds fabulous!

  10. October 28, 2015 at 9:03 PM #

    That looks and sounds delicious! Great job 🙂

  11. October 28, 2015 at 9:15 PM #

    This is one fabulous recipe, nothing better than a good dip recipe. I really love the presentation. My daughter and I have been thinking about taking up boxing. It looks like such a great workout and a lot of fun.

  12. Ginny McMeans
    October 28, 2015 at 9:58 PM #

    That looks like some great dippin’!

  13. October 28, 2015 at 10:10 PM #

    This looks so good!!! I might have to make it to snack on during the twitter chat next week. 🙂

  14. October 28, 2015 at 10:24 PM #

    Pumpkin and peanut butter is one of my favourite flavour combos right now. Love how you’ve used them to make such a delicious, healthy dip for snacking on… totally perfect for offsetting all that chocolate I plan on binging on later this week. 🙂

  15. October 29, 2015 at 6:27 AM #

    A healthy dip that tastes like dessert? Count me in! I also have an aversion to Greek yogurt, but I know how healthy it is — so I love to use it in dishes like this where it’s there, but I don’t taste it.

  16. October 29, 2015 at 9:10 AM #

    This looks like such a wonderful and healthful dip. I really need to try to get more vitamin D into my diet. I’ve heard it’s helpful for keeping the fat down but it’s not something I reach for easily. This dip would certainly help that.

  17. October 29, 2015 at 10:43 AM #

    Dairy products are by far my favorite source of protein and nutrition. I usually snack on chocolate milk or a yogurt smoothie post workout, but some days I just want to CHEW something. This dip would be perfect those days.

  18. October 29, 2015 at 11:54 AM #

    This looks SO good! I can’t believe it’s healthy. 🙂 I love how little sweetener you used! And good luck on getting in shape. I’m finding that getting more difficult with every passing day this fall. 😉

  19. October 29, 2015 at 7:38 PM #

    My future sister in law makes a pumpkin dip every year but I’m going to have to show this one ot her! I bet she’ll love it! hahaha and YES, why do vacations make us want to get our booties into shape. I know they make me work like that!

  20. October 29, 2015 at 9:04 PM #

    What a great recipe!! I love pumpkin and peanut butter together!

  21. October 29, 2015 at 9:04 PM #

    What a great dip for the Fall. Love the pumpkin dish too. Oh and have an awesome vaca!!

  22. October 29, 2015 at 10:03 PM #

    What a fun dip! I love pb and maple together, and I bet the yogurt lightens is up perfectly.

  23. October 30, 2015 at 1:07 AM #

    So seasonally on point! Love it.

  24. October 30, 2015 at 9:13 AM #

    Loving these dips made with yogurt!!! And perfect for fall too!

  25. October 30, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

    Smoothies can definitely get old quick when it comes to post workout nutrition. Dips like this are a welcome change of plans!

  26. November 1, 2015 at 6:18 AM #

    That’s a great dip for a party or to keep as a snack after a work out. Tasty and healthy is perfect! I love anything with peanut butter, too.

  27. November 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM #

    I am always trying to add more protein to my diet. It’s a constant struggle because I’d rather eat fruit and vegetables. This is a fun way to get that added protein.

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