I have a confession. Growing up, I did not like pumpkin pie. I learned how to make homemade pie dough just so I could make myself an apple crumb pie to enjoy on Thanksgiving. Then, the pumpkin craze swept the nation (let’s be honest here, I’m not exaggerating when I use the word craze), and with a sip of a pumpkin spice latte, I was hooked.
Luckily, the pumpkin spice trend has extended well beyond pies and lattes, and I can pick up something new to try every time I visit my local Whole Foods Market®.
Stay ahead of the trends by sharing these pumpkin treats with your friends and family:
365 Everyday Value® Pumpkin Spice Granola with Cranberries & Apples. This seasonal blend of oats, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit and fall spices is packed with 24 grams of whole grains per serving. This week, I’m pairing it with Greek yogurt for breakfast. Next week it might get tossed in the diaper bag for a quick snack on the go. Plus this granola is Non-GMO Project Verified!
Lotus Foods Pumpkin Ginger Rice Ramen. Pumpkin meets ramen for comfort food on cold, blustery days. I appreciate that it’s made with organic “SRI” rice, which means the rice is grown using less water, and that it’s ready in just four minutes — comfort food fast!
Terra Chips Sweets & Pumpkin. These delightfully crispy chips are made from real pumpkin and sweet potatoes and are seasoned with a hint of pumpkin spice. They are Non-GMO Project Verified and only found at Whole Foods Market.
Kite Hill Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart. Head back to the bakery to find this tart starring a creamy nondairy filling made with almond milk cheese, and a gingersnap crust for that extra festive spice. Shhhh, it’s vegan. Get it only at Whole Foods Market.
Third Street Organic Festivus Chai. This Non-GMO Project Verified, microbrewed chai is made with Fair Trade tea and also comes in a Spicy Pumpkin flavor. Only at at Whole Foods Market.
Pumpkin Almond Wontons. Grab the perfect addition for a Halloween party in the prepared foods department. This easy vegan treat doubles as appetizer and dessert and uses an ancient grain wonton wrapper, pumpkin puree, Kite Hill almond milk ricotta and holiday spices. They come fully cooked and ready to reheat.
Talk about pumpkin for breakfast, lunch or dinner! If you’re ready to scratch that pumpkin itch, hop over to brush up on all things pumpkin for more delicious product suggestions and recipes that may just blow your mind.
What’s the most interesting food (or drink!) you’ve ever enjoyed with pumpkin?