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Published on September 30, 2019

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Recipes: Using The Power of Food to Fight Cancer

Julie Reiland, MD, FACS, is a breast cancer surgeon with Avera Medical Group Comprehensive Breast Care, and she is passionate about health and well-being. Maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to reduce breast cancer risk.

She compiled a collection of recipes that can help anyone eat better, and feel better, too. This autumn breakfast recipe is from her collection, "The Power of Food," and when you complete this form you'll receive a copy of the complete recipe collection by email.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats


  • ¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (or use vanilla)
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, almond milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined.
  2. Stir in oats, chia seeds and spices.
  3. Pour into a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Makes one serving of pumpkin overnight oats.


  • Calories: 274 per serving
  • Fat: 6.5 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 42 grams
  • Sugar: 9.7 grams
  • Fiber: 10.3 grams
  • Protein: 14 grams

Source: "The Power of Food" a compilation of Dr. Julie Reiland's best recipes.

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