It’s the most wonderful time of the year… that’s right, the crisp autumn temperatures and falling leaves signify none other than pumpkin spice time.

In the past few years the pumpkin spice craze has skyrocketed. It all started with the well-known latte that’s a favourite fall order. Since then it’s expanded into other tasty treats, drinks and even products like candles and bubble bath.  

With all the pumpkin spice treats out on the market, it’s hard to know what’s worth the splurge and what’s not. Follow this handy guide for everything you need to know about pumpkin spice.  

Pumpkin loaf
Any loaf or cake, whether filled with pumpkin or not, is typically going to be packed with sugar. Although delicious, try a treat with a little less sugar and a little more pumpkin. Indulge in our mini pumpkin cheesecakes – at only 215 calories per piece, they also have 8 grams of protein and are made with quality ingredients.

Pumpkin spice drinks  
A medium sized pumpkin spice latte has 380 calories, 50 grams of sugar and 14 grams of fat.

Instead of hitting up a coffee shop for your caffeine fix, try making your own healthier version at home. Click here for a healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe.

Pumpkin pie
If you’re about that pumpkin spice flavour why not treat yourself to an actual piece of pumpkin pie? Tis the season, so go ahead and have a little pumpkin. Just like when you’re indulging in any treat, moderation is key.

We’ve created a traditional pumpkin pie recipe that’s grain free. At 387 calories per piece, with 14 grams of protein this is a great alternative to a sugar laden drink.

Keep in mind, when indulging in any treat it will usually be loaded with sugar. By making your own version, you can monitor what goes in to what you’re eating, the quality of the ingredients and you’ll know exactly what you’re consuming. Treat yourself, but do it the right way!