8 Healthy Fall Snacks That Will Get You Excited for the New Season
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
A good-for-you spin on a pumpkin frappuccino, this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie will satisfy all your pumpkin cravings. It tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass, and combines pumpkin purée with almond butter, milk, delicious spices, and just a little bit of honey. It's an excellent source of filling protein and fiber, plus it provides eye-helping beta-carotene. (Can't get enough pumpkin? Try these other 13 pumpkin recipes to satisfy all your squash cravings.)
Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice KIND Bar
This limited batch nuts-and-spices bar from KIND combines almonds, cashews, and peanuts with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other fall-focused seasonings (they are only available through October). Each bar offers heart-healthy fats, as well as satiating protein and fiber.
Turkey Roll-Ups with Smokey Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Combining sweet apples with turkey and goat cheese, these Turkey Roll-Ups are ready in a jiffy. "This is the perfect quick and easy snack because the fiber from the apples and the protein in the turkey are sure to keep you full for hours," says Kelli Shallal, M.P.H., R.D., C.P.T., blogger at
"Apples are a crunchy, delicious jewel of the fall that are rich in fiber and nutrients."
Pumpkin Bread Muffins
Portion control is a good thing, especially when it comes to Pumpkin Bread Muffins. "These delicious muffins have all the flavors of fall, at just 110 calories per muffin!" says Angie Asche, M.S., R.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition. "They also make the perfect fall snack for people with allergies to gluten or dairy."
Chobani Apple Veg Drink
Get that just-went-apple-picking taste in this yogurt drink from Chobani. It combines low-fat Greek yogurt with apples, spinach, and cucumbers—offering a refreshing fall snack rich in fueling protein and bone-building calcium. Plus, you get a boost of probiotics, as well as 10 percent of your daily need for potassium.
Curried Coconut and Pumpkin Seed Popcorn
"Popcorn is a fun and festive whole-food snack that you can flavor up for the season," says Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., chef at Nourish. Breathe. Thrive. of this Curried Coconut and Pumpkin Seed Popcorn. "Here, curry is used to create a savory snack with the added crunch of seasonal pumpkin seed and sweet coconut chips."
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
"Almonds have good monounsaturated fat, 12 vitamins and minerals, and 6 grams of protein, which makes them the perfect snack for anyone watching their waistline," says
a sports dietitian in New York City. "These Cinnamon Roasted Almonds take less than 10 minutes to make, are insanely delicious, and make my entire house smell like cinnamon!"
Pumpkin Spice Granola
"This crunchy Pumpkin Spice Granola is low in sugar and provides a good source of fiber," say Jessica Beacom, R.D.N. and Stacie Hassing, R.D.N., founders of The Real Food Dietitians. "The recipe is made with real canned pumpkin, making it a perfect fall food. It's a little sweet, warm, and spicy—and perfect for snacking." (Stay on the DIY kick and try these six other ways to make homemade granola.)