Five of the best pumpkin spice groceries to try this fall! They’re healthy too! Grab them while you can before they’re gone!
Are you a fan of pumpkin? I am! If a product has pumpkin in it or is pumpkin spice flavored (and it’s mostly healthy)… you bet I’m going to try it! I really like it when the pumpkin flavor in a product is strong as opposed to hardly noticeable (which is a disappointment). It’s fun to go into the grocery store this time of year and discover fun new products, plus pick up the ones I know and love from years past! However, once fall has come and gone, I’m done with the pumpkin stuff! Over it! Enough already… ’til next year!
Beware! Don’t get sucked into buying the junk… like Pumpkin Spice Twinkies. I got sucked into buying the Twinkies! I never buy Twinkies. The ingredient list is atrocious. But they got me with the promise of “pumpkin” flavor. Completely regretted it! The calories were not worth it. The filling didn’t even taste like pumpkin. Stick to these healthy products…
1. Pumpkin Spice Snack Bars
Kind bars, RxBars and Larabars are 3 of my favorite snack bars to begin with… now they have pumpkin spice flavor! Yum! I’m absolutely loving the Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Kind Bar the most! I discovered them on Amazon (haven’t found them in stores) and purchased a box of 12 to get us through the season. Click here for my affiliate link. $1.40 per bar, 200 calories, 5 g of sugar, 4 g of protein and real ingredients you can pronounce. They are delicious!
You should be able to find the Pumpkin Pie Larabar and the Pumpkin Spice RxBar at Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. I picked up my RxBar for $2.00 and my Larabar for $2.50 at Whole Foods.
2. Pumpkin Spice Yogurts
Yogurt is awesome with breakfast or as a snack and is a great source of calcium and protein. Generally, Siggi’s boasts some of the lowest sugar content for yogurt, even with their flavored versions. But, for the Pumpkin flavor, Chobani and Noosa both come in fairly low in sugar too (Chobani- 12 g sugar, Noosa 14 g sugar, Siggi’s 11 g sugar).
For me, Chobani Greek yogurt has the strongest pumpkin flavor and is the easiest to find. You can find a 5.3 oz container on sale for $1.00 at most grocery stores. Skip the Chobani Flip Pumpkin Harvest Crisp, which has more sugar. Add your own toppings at home.
I found Siggi’s 2% Pumpkin & Spice at Whole Foods for $1.59 (5.3 oz serving). This Icelandic-style yogurt has a very mild pumpkin flavor.
I picked up Noosa’s pack of 4 at Target for $4.49. So smooth and creamy, but lower in protein than the others (only 6 g in a 4 ounce serving). This one would be perfect for dessert!
3. Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
Pumpkin Spice Cheerios is a classic that you can count on picking up every year, but only for a limited time! The pumpkin spice is mild, but it’s just enough to flavor this favorite cereal. Made with whole grain oats and pure pumpkin puree. Pair a bowl with yogurt for a satisfying breakfast or enjoy it as a snack.
Available at most grocery stores. I picked up my box, on sale at Target, for $2.50.
4. Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix
Another favorite breakfast item… or breakfast for dinner! I’m a huge fan of the Birch Bender and Kodiak Cakes, just add water, pancake mixes. They show up 1-2 times a week in my Breakfast Rotation! They are so easy to make and are very filling and satisfying. You bet I’m loving the Pumpkin Spice versions. I top my pumpkin pancakes with chopped pecans and pure maple syrup.
With all natural ingredients, Kodiak Cakes also boosts the nutritional value by adding flaxseed meal! Find a box at Target for about $4.69.
Birch Benders has a Paleo version that is perfect if you eat grain free, gluten free and dairy free. There’s no added sugar either. Instead, this pancake mix is made with cassava starch, almond flour, eggs, dried pumpkin, coconut flour, leavening, salt, spices and monk fruit. Pick up a package at Target for $4.99 and give them a try! You’ll love them!
*Check out this post to see how I make my “just add water” pancakes: Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Rotation for TUESDAY.
5. Halo Top Pumpkin Pie Light Ice Cream
There are plenty of options for pumpkin flavored frozen desserts this time of year, however they’re not all the best for us. That’s where Halo Top comes in. If you haven’t tried their pints of ice cream yet… here’s your chance! They have lots of fun flavors, but the pumpkin pie version is awesome! Just don’t expect a super creamy traditional ice cream. For me, I enjoy gelato or frozen yogurt more. But, when I want something light and mostly guilt-free, I go for Halo Top (1/2 cup serving = 90 calories, 3 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 18 g total carb, 3 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar, 5 g sugar alcohol (erythritol), 5 g protein).
I picked up my pint, on sale for $4.79, at Whole Foods.
Bonus: 100% Pure Pumpkin
Don’t forget to pick up some pumpkin puree!! It’s a must have this time of year if you plan to do any “pumpkin” baking at home… pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin smoothie, etc., etc.!
What’s your favorite seasonal pumpkin spice product? I’d love to know… please comment below!