Pumpkin season has arrived! The majority of pumpkin-flavored treats are LOADED with sugar. That favorite pumpkin flavored latte everyone loves is filled with over 38 grams of sugar! Enjoy the flavors of fall without the added sugar by stocking up on canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Make sure you check the label for additives and make sure it’s not pumpkin pie filling.
Here are a few healthy tricks:
PUMPKIN SPICE OATMEAL | Add 4 Tbsp. of canned pumpkin and a dash or two of pumpkin pie spice to your plain oatmeal.
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE | Add a dash or two of pumpkin pie spice and coconut milk to your latte or coffee each morning at home.
PUMPKIN YOGURT | Add 3 Tbsp. of canned pumpkin and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to your full-fat single-serve portion of Greek yogurt. And if it’s not sweet enough for you, add a quick squeeze of honey!
Also, don’t forget about Pumpkin Butter. It does contain sugar but use it in small amounts to get your pumpkin fix. Spread it on apples or bananas for a delicious fall dessert. Kids love it too!
Here are a couple of easy recipes that I love for portion-controlled pumpkin treats: