Pumpkin hummus dip is a healthy snack that can save you calories this holiday season

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YORK, Pa.-- The Calorie Control Council notes that the average American can eat as much as 4,500 calories, nearly twice the recommended daily allowance, during a typical holiday meal.

However, there are ways that you can avoid the extra calories while still enjoying holiday treats.

Today on FOX43 Morning News, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital chef, Trevor Sipe will be preparing pumpkin hummus.

Sipe describes the hummus as a "great appetizer to serve at a holiday party."

The recipe can be found below:

Healthy Pumpkin Hummus Dip

Ingredients: 

1(9.5 ounce) container of a classic flavor Hummus

15 oz. can pumpkin

3 tsp. fresh minced garlic

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Allspice

2 TBSP Lemon Juice

1 TBSP EVOO(Olive oil)

Preparation:

Whisk or blend until combined.  Refrigerate until served.  Can be garnished with nuts or seeds. Can be served with vegetables for additional health benefits.