Want dinner in a dash?

Posted on July 4, 2018 in healthy eating, recipes, weight loss tips

When it comes to weeknight dinners, the quick and easy means unhealthy, right? Contrary to popular belief, fast food doesn’t have to be full of fat, and these low carb pumpkin fritters are proof that you can still whip up a delicious and nutritious dinner in less than 20-minutes flat.

Pumpkin Fritters with Spinach & Yogurt

Serves: 1
Prep: 10-minutes
Cook: 20-minutes



  • 120g diced pumpkin
  • 1/c cup cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 tbs plain flour (gluten-free if required)
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ⅛ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbs Greek Yogurt
  • 25g baby spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook pumpkin in a small amount of water until tender, mash and spread on a plate to cool
  • Blend cheese, egg, flour and spices until smooth. Season with salt & pepper
  • Heat a non stick frying pan
  • Stir mashed pumpkin through mixture and cook a heaped tablespoon of mixture per fritter, a few minutes each side until golden
  • Stir garlic through yoghurt, season with salt and pepper and serve with fritters and spinach.

Nutritional info per serving

Energy: 1446.6kj
Protein: 28.6g
Carbs: 21.5g