The VerMints Gang on 27th Sep 2016
The weather is changing over, foliage is starting to turn and there are 100s of pumpkin flavored items popping up all over the place. I’m a little overwhelmed walking around the grocery stores – well, who are we kidding? It spills into coffee shops, convenience stores, liquor stores, etc.
AND by no means are we knockin’ it. We love pumpkin. Real pumpkin. Plus, pumpkin has a slew of health benefits including high contents of: Vitamin A, fiber, carotenoids, amino acid tryptophan, potassium, and Vitamin C. So, we put together our top favorite 11 pumpkin products that we aren’t afraid to splurge on this season.
Our top 11 favorite pumpkin products this year are:
1. For us this is a no brainer – Bob's Red Mill Pumpkin Seeds are obviously on the list – delicious additions to salads, oatmeal, pastas, stir-fry’s, etc. (although, I will admit, I buy these bad boys year round).
2.Yum! Siggi’s Pumpkin Spice Yogurt. A high protein and low sugar snack that will satisfy your creamy pumpkin cravings. Every. Darn. Time.
3.And just because we know you’re a “Go big or go home type”, sprinkling Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Granola on top of your pumpkin spice yogurt, would absolutely take the cake.
4.Adding David’s Tea Pumpkin Mate to your nightly routine – now that’s a night cap.
5.Ginger has my heart lately. So, King Soba Pumpkin, Ginger, Rice Noodles were a definite addition to my grocery cart.
6.We can’t forget about the tots! Sprout Organic Apricot, Peach and Pumpkin baby food is perfect for your kids.
7.When you need a quick breakfast (is that bad if it is every weekday morning?), Barbara’s Pumpkin Puffins Cereal is a tasty way to start running late
8.When you’re lovey runs outside to “investigate that noise” during the scary movie, how long do you have to wait before polishing off the rest of Angie's Boom Chicka Pop’s Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn?
9.Taza Canberry Pumpkin Spice Chocolate is beyond delish. If you finish the entire bar in one sitting, heck in one bite – we know the feeling..
10. When it's 11AM and you want to start your lunch with RX Bar's Pumpkin Spice. Don't let anyone tell you it's not time. It's very much lunchtime.
11.Why stop at food? Our skin could use a little love too. That’s why when we saw Andalou Naturals Pumpkin & Honey Face Mask we had to jump right in.
What are your favorite pumpkin products? Tell us in the comments below!
*image courtesy of wallpapercave.com; each image is respondent to the respective link
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