Once the table from the last summer party has been cleared and Labor Day weekend has passed, it seems like there's only one thing on everyone's minds: pumpkin.
In recent years, the pumpkin spice craze has reached a fever pitch. The number of pumpkin-flavored or scented items in the grocery store has grown to include crackers, chicken sausage—even pasta sauce.
These limited-time offerings are fun and sometimes even tasty, but they also often pack on excess calories, sugar and fat.
Luckily, there are plenty of pumpkin spice products that you can enjoy without threatening to your waistline. Check out our list of a few healthy picks for pumpkin lovers.
|Item||Serving size||Calories||Sugar (g)||Fat (g)|
|Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Light Frappuccino||12 oz.||120||19||<1|
|Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Munchkins||3 pieces||180||12||7.5|
|Wawa Pumpkin Spice Coffee||12 oz.||0||0||0|
|Halo Top Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream||½ cup||90||7||3|
|Pumpkin Spice Cheerios||¾ cup||110||8||2|
|Chobani Pumpkin Harvest Crisp||1 container||210||17||8|
|Quaker Instant Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal||1 packet||160||11||2.5|
|Special K Pumpkin Spice Pastry Crisps||2 crisps||100||7||2|
|Milano Pumpkin Spice Cookies||2 cookies||130||10||7|
|Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice KIND Bars||1 bar||200||5||3.5|
|Celestial Seasoning Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea||1 teabag||0||0||0|
|BOOMCHICKAPOP Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn Popcorn||1¼ cup||140||11||8|
|Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds||25 pieces||160||12||5|
Making healthy choices all year
Need some guidance on how to maintain a healthy diet? Schedule an appointment with a Main Line Health registered dietitian. Many insurance providers offer up to six nutrition counseling visits per year at no additional cost to you. Check with your provider to see what’s covered.