As the leaves change and the autumn breeze begins to blow, you may have noticed the produce and grocery aisles plentiful with some of fall’s favorite flavors. From apples to pumpkins to pecans and more, the season’s treats are rich in color, spicy flavors and, unfortunately, calories.
A sugared doughnut and steamy glass of apple cider are a must during a trip to the pumpkin patch, and a slice of warm apple pie—with ice cream, of course—the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving feast.
But you don’t have to forfeit your favorites to avoid going up a pant or dress size. Kris Kinney, RD, a registered dietitian with Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, reveals some better-for-you versions of your seasonal favorites.