9 Pumpkin Spice Food & Drink Finds

Nov 4 2016
From yogurt to cereal, pumpkin spice is everywhere this time of year. But some finds are better than others, both in terms of taste and calorie counts. Here are nine tried 'n true finds for a guilt-free seasonal celebration...

TAZO Pumpkin Spice Chai

Not to be confused with TAZO's liquid concentrates, this is bagged black tea and classic chai spices infused with pumpkin-pie flavor! No sweetener added, and great on the go. The flavor is perfection: cinnamon-y with just the right amount of ginger. It's nice to have a hot drink that nails the flavors of the season without being sugary and packed with calories. In fact, as you might have inferred from the lack of nutritional info, it's virtually calorie-free!

Thomas' Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice English Muffins

1 muffin: 150 calories, 1g total fat (0g sat fat), 210mg sodium, 29g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 5g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

These seasonal English muffins are terrific alternatives to the sugary pumpkin muffins lurking at every bakery. They're way lower in calories, and they have a nice protein boost too! Just toast one up, spread it with light butter, and maybe even add a sprinkle of cinnamon if you're feeling extra sassy. (We usually are!) Yum, yum, yum...

Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Pumpkin Spice Flavor Coffee Creamer

1 tbsp.: 35 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 5mg sodium, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 5g sugars, 0g protein -- SmartPoints® value 2*

Wanna whip up a semi-homemade pumpkin spice latte? Here's a great shortcut, and the taste is top notch! It's also natural and non-GMO, and the milk and cream come from cows with no added growth hormones. Pick up a bottle and prepare for sweet, creamy indulgence. Just don't forget to use a measuring spoon, because the stats add up fast when you pour straight from the container!

Fiber One Limited Edition Pumpkin Baked Bar

1 bar: 90 calories, 2.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 85mg sodium, 18g carbs, 5g fiber, 8g sugars, <1g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

Our pals at F1 know what they're doing when it comes to the insanely delicious Baked Bars line, and this special pumpkin pastry is no exception. It'll obliterate a dessert craving and keep you feeling full, since each bar has 5g fiber. Got a few seconds and a microwave? Nuke your bar for a warm treat that tastes extra decadent! With only 90 calories, you might even want to top it off with a scoop of light ice cream...

Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

3/4 cup: 110 calories, 2g total fat (0g sat fat), 120mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

We're not gonna lie: We're pretty big fans of Cheerios, in general. And these limited-time-only Os do not disappoint! Eat a bowl of 'em with your milk of choice (ours is unsweetened vanilla almond milk), have some in a yogurt parfait, or just crunch on the tasty Os straight. So good! But this isn't our only pumpkin cereal pick...

Barbara's Limited Edition Pumpkin Puffins

1 cup: 110 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 75mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 4*

We love these pillows of pumpkin flavor! They're made with corn, brown rice, and oats, and the resulting blend is beyond perfection. Puffins are a great size for homemade snack mixes; scoop half a cup of the cereal into a baggie with some freeze-dried apples and white chocolate chips. YUM! If you know you'll be craving this stuff after pumpkin season, stock up on a few boxes now.

Nutri-Grain Limited Batch Soft Baked Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Bars

1 bar: 140 calories, 4g total fat (1g sat fat), 110mg sodium, 25g carbs, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 2g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Yes, Nutri-Grain Bars are still around, and they're just as yummy as you remember! This variety really has it going on, because unlike some pumpkin spice snack bars, it has pie-like filling! Seriously, you'll be kicking yourself for having forgotten about these snacks to begin with... We love you, Nutri-Grain!

Chobani Limited Batch Pumpkin Spice Blended 2% Greek Yogurt

One 5.3-oz container: 130 calories, 2.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 60mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 12g sugars, 12g protein -- SmartPoints® value 5*

Sure, we could mix some canned pumpkin, pumpkin-pie spice, and sweetener into plain Greek yogurt... but we don't always have time for that. Chobani's done all the work for us, and the resulting flavor is on point. If you really wanna take your tastebuds on a wild ride, top this cup of creamy goodness with one of the above cereals... Yes!

Quaker Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Instant Oatmeal

1 packet: 160 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 190mg sodium, 32g carbs, 3g fiber, 11g sugars, 4g protein -- SmartPoints® value 6*

We've covered cold cereal, but what about the hot stuff? Quaker knocked it out of the park with this one! And since it's instant, you can get a pumpkin-spice fix anywhere there's hot water or a microwave! There's no shame in preparing oatmeal in a coffee mug; work with what you've got! Just know that your coworkers may try to hit you up for an extra packet...

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