It will officially be fall on September 22nd and for pumpkin spice lovers, it is the second most wonderful time of the year. The crisp cool air, leaves, changing colors, and apple cider provide comfort during cooler weather. This is the time of year that some people can get dressed up and pretend to be anything for Halloween.
I believe in treating yourself, life without a reward isn’t living. This is pumpkin spice season not a lifestyle, so moderation and treating yourself is okay if you don’t over do it. However, I must administer a Warning, these treats contain SUGAR, so if you’re game, join me on my Pumpkin scavenger hunt!
I have listed some helpful tips to prevent overindulging, being cranky because your blood sugar spiked, and your still hungry from eating empty calories.
- Eat the treat of your choice as your 2nd early morning meal. It will give you time to burn it off, and when your blood sugar spike, you will be eating a healthy meal for lunch in less than 2 hours.
- Drink a glass of water, so you will feel fuller.
- Eat a high protein breakfast
- Don’t treat yourself everyday
- Freeze the items that keep in the freezer
- Measure, Measure, and Measure
Now, on to the good stuff. The majority of my items came from Target and Kroger. The top places to find pumpkin and candy corn items are Target, Kroger, and Walmart. Target year after year has never failed to deliver unique items. So, without further ado all the pumpkin spice and candy corn treats you can imagine
Cookies and Bread: Krogers
Dairy Aisle: Walmart & Krorger Not pictured Chobani, Yoplait, and Oikos Yogurt
Cereal Aisle- Kroger & Target
Popcorn & Nuts-Target
Places to get your Pumpkin Spice Fix
- Dunkin Donuts
Also, if you are in the Dallas area Market Street has a lot of pumpkin flavored items. In addition, if you know of any pumpkin or candy recipes or items , please share below. Stayed tuned, I will be sharing in a later post pumpkin pancakes and oatmeal.