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Monday, November 11, 2013

Clean Eat Recipe :: Pumpkin Mashed Sweet Potatoes + Pacific Food's Tetra Pack Giveaway

This post brought to you by Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine.

With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to share one of our FAVORITE new sweet potato recipes with you. It also helps add to the fall festivities with the added pumpkin! Say, "Bye Bye" to that nasty, calorie-laden sweet potato souffle recipe and "Hello" to this Carton Smart recipe!

Clean Pumpkin Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Pumpkin Mashed Sweet Potatoes

1 lb Sweet Potatoes, Baked with Skin Removed
2 c  Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
1/4 c Raw Honey
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Dash of Sea Salt
Stevia to garnish
Unsweetened Dried Cranberries to garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine baked sweet potatoes, pumpkin puree, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt with either a spoon (for chunkier texture) or in a blender/food processor (for smooth texture).
3. Place in oven safe dish and bake for 20 minutes.
4. Let cool for approximately 10 minutes.
5. Garnish with stevia and cranberries for a festive fall touch.

Why we used Pacific Food's Organic Pumpkin Puree for this recipe:

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1. The packaging is SO cool! Did you know that they have Tetra Pak (R) cartons? Tetra Pak (R) cartons are 70% paper and use 1/3 less packaging than cans and even egg cartons! The cartons are also recloseable so you don't waste anything and they are recycleable. They fit nicely into a well (or not-so-well) organized pantry too!

2. Because of the Tetra Pak (R) cartons, the food actually tastes like it's supposed to. No tinny taste from a can! Because of the unique packaging process, the freshness and taste remain intact with absolutely no preservatives. Don't you want to Become Carton Smart?   

Tetra Pack (R) cartons

Pacific Foods has all kinds of fabulous products utilizing their Tetra Pak (R) cartons, from stocks to soup starters to cranberry sauce and more! Consider using these fall favorites as well!

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You ready for the Giveaway part?  Oh, it's good!

Pacific Foods is giving away a $500 Visa gift card and a $500 donation to a charity of your choice in the spirit of the Holiday season! Exciting, huh?

Want to enter? It's easy! Just leave a comment on our blog and share your small, smart recipe that you make utilizing the Tetra Pak (R) Carton Smart products from Pacific foods or your "smart" entertaining tips for fabulous foods with little waste!  Official Rules can be found here.

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  1. I love their tomato bisque soup! It's our favorite...with a good old grilled cheese.

  2. I would definitely use the carton pureed pumpkin and make a pumpkin spiced smoothie. I have used their pumpkin before and it's great.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  3. The pumpkin puree would be perfect for a healthy pumpkin pie or some pumpkin protein bars

  4. We always make turkey sandwiches with the leftover Thanksgiving turkey, so nothing is wasted.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  5. I use chicken broth instead of water in savory meals- it adds an extra something :) I also will boil chicken breasts in the broth and then shred it, ready for lots of clean meals throughout the week.

  6. Baked Potato Soup. Bake potatoes with skins on, remove potato flesh, chop and add to soup. Save potato skins and cut into strips and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake until crunchy and use as a topping on the soup. Of course, use a Tetra-Pac broth for your soup and recycle the container!

  7. I make a lot of clean simple soups and use their chicken broth for it....just made s chicken, quinoa and butternut squash soup last night with it!

  8. There's nothing better than a turkey sandwich the day after w/leftover red wine cranberry sauce!

  9. ooohh the pumpkin puree would be perfect for jamie easons pumpkin protein bars! those are my fave, thanks to you guys! and jamie, of course :).

  10. I've used their cartons of chicken stock in many recipes....from baked potato soup to my crock pot dishes...usually chicken breast, onion, carrots, kale and quinoa...that is a favorite, especially with varying spices.....such a yummy , healthy comfort food!

  11. I always use their Chicken stock to make my homemade chicken noodle soup. Delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I love pumpkin. One of my favorite meals is protein pumpkin oatmeal with oats, pumpkin, almond milk, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, a little stevia, and vanilla protein powder. It's delicious. I also love pumpkin in protein muffins as well. Bring on Fall!!!. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Our kids had already eaten dinner and my husband and I were in a pinch for dinner. We had a couple of cartons of Pacific's Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowder in our pantry and some leftover baked chicken in the fridge. We simply heated the Chowder on the stove and added the chicken - BAM, delicious, organic, high protein AND affordable solution to a quick dinner! We love our Pacific cartons!

  14. We like using carton miso broth to make quick noodle tofu soup.

  15. I use beef broth in a carton to make roast beef for holiday dinner.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  16. I make Turkey Tortilla Soup like this:
    3 cans of Rotel, 2 cans Mexicorn, 2 can black beans drained, 1/2 pkg taco seasoning, 2 cups leftover shredded turkey & a carton of chicken broth
    This uses cartons AND leftover holiday turkey to save waste!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  17. I’d make an easy and delicious breakfast for my family using Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chips pancakes:
    2 cups baking mix,2 large eggs,1-1/4 cups milk,1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup mini-chocolate chips, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
    Whisk all the ingredients together and cook until the pancakes are golden brown
    And with the leftover puree I could make a smoothie or oatmeal the next day...

  18. I have had a really hard time finding unsweetened dried cranberries. Where do you recommend buying them?

  19. We would make yummy pumpkin bars.

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  20. I make a delicious curried chicken soup with the Pacific butternut squash product.

  21. I use cloth napkins to reduce waste -it also gives a formal feel to my dinner. We use washable dinner and service-ware and I love to used these cartons – they do taste fresher and I make multiple recipes so that nothing is wasted.My favorite for thanksgiving is the pumpkin puree in my pumpkin cheesecake recipe. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  22. I've never used this before, but I think I'd use it in risotto!

  23. Use left over turkey for sandwiches! I also buy cartons of chicken stocks for soup.

    jessicasweepsmail @gmail (dot) com

  24. I use Pacific Simply Stock Chicken in my soup recipe in the crock pot. I use two cartons of the stock, 3 cans cream of chicken soup, half a jar of Franks Red Hot, two tbsp of sour cream, shredded cheese and serve with cilantro on top! Its awesome! Especially if you like spicy!

  25. Here is my recipe using cartons
    Strawberry Coconut Water Smoothie:
    2 Cups frozen strawberries (1) 11.1 oz. carton Cocozia coconut water, 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed, 1-2 Teaspoons honey

  26. Use pumpkin puree cartons to make this recipe:
    Pumpkin pie croissants
    All you need is croissant rolls, pumpkin puree, sugar and cinnamon.
    Spread the pumpkin puree over each croissant, roll them up, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon and bake as directed

  27. My recipe is chicken noodle soup with pepperoni and I use cartons of chicken stock.

    POKERGRL8 at

  28. I use chicken broth in a container for my mom’s stuffing recipe.


  29. I would use cartons of chicken stock to make risotto.

  30. We use carton chicken stock for everything from soup to mashed potatoes
    njharmonyg @


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