Greek Nonfat Pumpkin Yogurt
Nonfat Greek yogurt made with skim milk might not sound like a decadent snack, but it’ll only take a spoonful for you to change your mind. A dose of pumpkin puree, along with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and a healthy heaping of ginger help push this into must-buy territory for any Greek yogurt fan. Despite nonfat yogurt not being nearly as sexy and Instagrammable as Pumpkin Butter, this is one of those seasonal products that flies under the radar and is equally as craveable. Does it have something to do with the 17 grams of sugar in it? Sure, that doesn’t hurt. On the plus side, it has zero fat, 12 grams of protein, and a flavor you won’t find in Greek yogurt at TJ’s at any other point this year. Stock up.
Organic Pumpkin Bread
If someone saw you put a piece of bread up to your nostrils and inhale all the incredible aromas from it, they’d probably wonder why you were doing that in full view of everyone in the break room. But trust us: This bread is worth ostracizing yourself from your work friends. Throw a slice or two of the cinnamon raisin-sized bread in the toaster. Spread on a little TJ’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese or Pumpkin Butter, or even apple preserves. You’ll get a little crunch from the pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds, and plenty of pumpkin spice flavor from the cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This is the first year Organic Pumpkin Bread has been on the shelves, and we’re guessing it won’t be the last.
While some of TJ’s gourd-focused food goes easy on the pumpkin spices, the biscotti decidedly does not. You’ll taste every bit of that familiar spice blend (cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg) along with the familiar crunchy biscotti bite you know and love. And while TJ’s could’ve gotten away with just adding spices to this Italian biscuit, it actually added real pumpkin puree. I went nuts and dipped it into New Orleans iced coffee, and it was delicious. It’s worth picking up to add a pumpkin kick to your next coffee break.
We get a glorious amount of sunlight in the summertime, but a couple days after Halloween, we’ll have to set our clocks an hour back. The days will get shorter, the nights longer, and the temperatures will drop. But at least we’ll have bisque. Specifically, this hearty pumpkin bisque made primarily with pumpkin puree, heavy cream, olive oil, and tahini. The bisque gets its depth of flavor from apple cider vinegar, garlic, and other spices, resulting in a soup you’ll inevitably microwave and pair with three slices of Pumpkin Bread instead of making dinner. But who can blame you? It gets dark at like 6pm! What are you supposed to do, be motivated enough to cook for yourself?!