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Hi Mary,

Grapes are fine. A serve would be roughly 1/2 a cup of grapes and just remember the ‘no more than 2 serves of fruit a day’ recommendation due to the higher sugar content.

For a main meal of lunch or dinner we recommend 1 serve of protein, 2 serves non- starchy carbohydrates and 1 serve starchy carbs.
Pumpkin is classified as a starchy carb (1 serve is 1/2 a cup) so you’re covered on this front. Typically pumpkin soup would not contain a significant amount of protein, so you’ll want to add a source of protein, as well as some non- starchy carbohydrates to your meal.
For the protein you could perhaps add some legumes to the soup, you could have a couple of hard boiled eggs on the side, or you could blend some plain, unsweetened yoghurt into the soup (this would be similar to sour cream- yum!)
For the non- starchy carbohydrates you could have a side salad made up of salad vegetables from the ‘Low- starch vegetable list’, you could add some of these vegetables into the soup (zucchini, tomato, capsicum, onion, mushroom, leek or cauliflower could be good ones). Don’t forget that you could have a piece of fruit as one of your non- starchy carbohydrate sources too.

Kindest Regards,

BT Nutritionist 🙂