Pumpkin Obsession

Pumpkin Obsession

Alex Brecher

Pumpkin are among the surest and most familiar signs of fall. They not only grace doorsteps as decorations, but find their way into all kinds of delicious and often sinful foods. The BariatricPal Store has plenty of pumpkin products that you can eat guilt-free after bariatric surgery and on a low-carb diet.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin is one of the healthiest foods you can find. Each cup of pureed pumpkin has over 700% of the daily value for vitamin A, along with a good amount of minerals such as manganese, potassium, and magnesium. Plus, it has 7 grams of fiber, which is good news for many bariatric surgery patients who are struggling with post-op digestive issues. 

Pumpkin seeds are paleo and keto-friendly. Naturally low-carb, they have only 4 grams of carbs per ounce, while offering 9 grams of protein and healthy fats in abundance. They are rich in minerals as well.

Pumpkin Pitfalls

Pumpkin itself may be close to being a superfood, but pumpkin products tend to fall far short. A pumpkin latte can have over 40 grams of sugar. A pumpkin muffin can have 500 calories and 75 grams of carbohydrates. A piece of pumpkin pie can have 300 calories and 40 grams of carbohydrates. You get the picture. These items are not diet-friendly!

Pumpkin Seeds

SuperSeedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds preserve the goodness of pumpkin seeds while taking them to another level. They contain only natural ingredients and are gluten-free, peanut-free, and free from GMO ingredients. 

They come in flavors to suit all personalities and moods.

Each bag contains , and they come in single bags or 6-bag packs.

Low-Carb Pumpkin-Flavored Products

Remember those 40 or more grams of sugars in a pumpkin latte? We don’t have products like that at our store. Instead, our products are carefully vetted to be sure they can fit into a bariatric diet. Take BariatricPal Pumpkin Spice Latte with 90 calories and 15 grams of added sugars. Just dissolve a packet in hot water and enjoy! 

BariatricPal Pumpkin Pie Pudding and Shake offers a cold version of a pumpkin-flavored, spiced beverage, or you can make it with a little less water for a thicker dessert that tastes like pumpkin pie but has only 4 grams of sugar per serving. 

A ready-to-eat treat is the Eat Me Guilt Free Pumpkin Spice Blondie with 170 calories, 22 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of sugar. Or, you can opt for Sweet Logic Pumpkin Spice Keto-Friendly Mug Cakes that need only water and some heating for a warm treat. For breakfast, what about catching a break with Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix in single serving packets with 90 calories, 0 grams of added sugar, and 15 grams of protein?

Pumpkin is naturally nutritious and it goes well in so many foods and beverages. There’s no need to blow your diet on seasonal pumpkin products, though, since a variety of choices are available in our store. Check out the aisles to get your pumpkin fix without going off your diet!

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