Navigating Pumpkin Spice Season in the Midst of the Whole30
Every year as September rolls around, the aisles of the supermarket inevitably fill with all things pumpkin spice. We're talking cereal, oatmeal, soup, coffee, Oreos, ice cream, chocolates... the list goes on (and don't even get me started on the Pumpkin Spice Latte). For some reason, my friend Nora and I thought it would be a great idea to dive into the Whole30 right in the midst of what I'm deeming "Pumpkin Spice Season." But, we quickly learned there is no reason to fret.
Below, find our favorite Whole30-approved, pumpkin-flavored picks.
Pumpkin Spice NutPods
Remember that pumpkin spice latte I mentioned? This is the next best thing. Nutpods are all-natural, dairy-free/soy-free coffee creamers that are 100% Whole30-approved! And they're breaking out their pumpkin spice flavor just in time for the season. You can order Nutpods on their website, on Amazon, or find them at some grocery stores.
Pumpkin Pie Lärabar
8 All-Natural Ingredients
Anyone doing the Whole30 probably loves their Larabars; and rightfully so! They're one of the most commonly-found grab-and-go items in the supermarket that are actually compliant. They taste great, and they don't just offer pumpkin spice: their autumn flavors include snickerdoodle and gingerbread, too—though I haven't tried those two.
(Be sure to double check the ingredients on the back before biting in!)
Pumpkin Spice RX Bar
3 Egg Whites, 6 Almonds, 4 Cashews, 2 Dates, No B.S.
RX Bars have quickly become one of my go-to snacks, for a host of reasons. Primarily, I like them because they fill me up. And, with the complete list of ingredients in big, bold type on the front of the package, I don't have to fret and squint trying to figure out what's in my food.
Sometimes, you just can't beat good old fashioned pumpkin seeds. CB's manufactures organic, roasted pumpkin seeds that are perfect for snacking. Whether you buy a big bag like this one, or a few snack-sized pouches, you'll feel like a kid carving a Jack-O-Lantern again in no time.