We all know the travesty of the Pumpkin Spice Latte — a seasonal confection that might as well be a big bowl of ice cream for how much sugar is hiding inside those creamy sips. Every year, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice come together in the kitchens of food companies across the country to create a behemoth of products boasting the competitive descriptor “Pumpkin Spice.”
But this fall, we’re making it a point to indulge in those fantastically flavored pumpkin products that don’t make us worry about how unhealthy they are.
Some pumpkin spice products are huge hits. Some are huge misses. And some, in our opinion, never should have happened at all. But the products on this list in particular are in our favor. They’re somehow good for you.
We know Starbucks made you think that wasn’t possible. But it is — since “Pumpkin Spice” is literally just a blend of four basic spices, you can really take any healthy food and make it pumpkin spice flavored. You could totally do this on your own (by, say, sprinkling some spice over your favorite yogurt or into a smoothie) or you could try one of these 15 healthy seasonal choices.