Get the Skinny: 6 good-for-you Pumpkin Spice Finds!

November 9, 2016 | Updated: 12:02 p.m., November 9, 2016

Beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes:  We’re getting the Skinny with Molly on 5 Pumpkin Spice finds that are delicious and legitimately nutritious ways to savor the fall flavors of pumpkin!


Pumpkin Pie ONE Protein Bar by Oh Yeah!

  • One of the only pumpkin-flavored high protein bars in stores
  • Each bar: 230 calories - 21 grams of protein – 1 gram sugar

siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice Yogurt

  • Made with real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg – and just a small amount of real sugar.
  • Per carton: 110 calories, with 15 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar (approximately five grams is added sugar).

Pumpkin & Spice Triscuits

  • Made with whole grain wheat and pumpkin spices
  • Each six-cracker serving has 120 calories & three grams of fiber, with less than 1 gram sugar

Chai Protein Powder with Chia and Probiotics by Bob’s Red Mill

  • Per scoop: 20 grams plant-based protein, 9 grams soluble fiber (nearly 5x more soluble fiber than serving of oatmeal), and just 1 gram sugar (naturally sweetened with monkfruit extract).
  • For a Pumpkin Protein Smoothie: Mix 1 scoop Chai Protein Powder + one cup unsweetened almond milk + ½ cup pumpkin puree and ice

2 Pumpkin Spice Nut Butters: 

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Buff Bake Pumpkin Spice Protein Peanut Butter

  • Roasted peanuts, whey protein, coconut sugar, pumpkin spices, coconut oil, chia seed, flaxseed
  • Per 2 tablespoons: 210 calories, 11 grams protein, 4 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar

Muscle Butter High Protein Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cashew Butter

  • Made with cashews instead of peanuts, with whey protein, coconut oil and spices, and a no-sugar-added “caramel sauce” made of dates and sea salt.
  • Per 2 tablespoons: 190 calories, 10 grams protein, 2 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar


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