It’s finally FALL!
That means I’m hankering for all things pumpkin which, thank HEAVENS, is a healthy, whole food.
So eat it to your hearts content, I say!
And while I’m in the mood, I thought I’d share a few paleo recipes and snacks to help you get that pumpkin spice fix at last!
Yummy Pumpkin Bread
Last fall I published a link to an AWESOME pumpkin bread recipe from a great cookbook that had just come out called Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind.
It was so totally moist and delicious, it was worth breaking my nut-free rule for a small treat.
In the spirit of fall, I think I might indulge again. Find that article and recipe here.
Not in the mood to bake a whole pumpkin thing from scratch?
I feel ya.
Baking is hard. And sometimes it takes too long.
Now there are paleo pumpkin bread baking mixes so you can have that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste without doing nearly as much of the work!
I like this one from Simple Mills. Find it here.
And for the truly time-crunched, those that have to have pumpkin in your mouths RIGHT NOW, there’s ready made pumpkin bread snack cakes.
These from Base Culture are ready to eat and come in packs of 12.
You’ll probably eat a couple in one sitting but hey, that’s life! Find those snack cakes here.
What two things go better together than any other two things?
Pumpkin and granola, that’s what.
My friends at Steve’s Paleo Goods are now offering a granola that is perfectly pumpki-fied and delightfully paleo.
It’s got all that paleo granola good stuff like seeds, nuts, and spices but is flavored like your favorite pumpkin pie!
For a meal replacement or post-workout snack, I like these from protein bars from RXbar. They contain dates, cashews, almonds, and egg whites and no added sugar (besides that from the dates).
And, of course, they’re pumpkin spice flavored! Find them here.
Are you nut-free?
Don’t fret! There’s still a snack for you.
I’ve fallen in love with these paleo pumpkin pie macaroons from Happy Day Raw Foods http://amzn.to/2dqBqTW
Made from healthy ingredients like coconut, dates, and pumpkin, they make a wonderful dessert or midday snack. And they are totally nut-free. Buy them on Amazon here.
And finally, if you just can’t get enough of that pumpkin pie spice, why not just buy a big jar of the stuff and sprinkle it everywhere?
I mean, let’s be real.
Coffee, tea, baked goods, even chili (yes, it’s good!) can taste amazing with the stuff.
And clean spices minus the fillers and other questionable ingredients are available.
Like this 4 pack of pumpkin spice and gingerbread spice from Flavor Gods which you can find on Amazon here.
How do you guys get your pumpkin spice fix?