It’s important to feel confident enjoying fall favorites while optimizing nutrition to fuel busy routines. This doesn’t have to mean saying no to holiday treats, but instead finding more nutritious ways to satisfy sweet cravings on a daily basis, alongside fat, fiber and protein to promote fullness and satisfaction.

Stock up on Nate’s Honey, the number one branded honey company in the US and producer of pure, raw and unfiltered honey. Versus other honey you see on shelves, studies have shown raw honey to have a lower glycemic effect, so it’s perfect to sweeten your fall treats. Try  honey oat pumpkin muffins – they’re kid approved and you can balance blood sugar responses even more by pairing with more protein from nuts or a hard boiled egg.

You can also use Nate’s honey to sweeten a homemade fall spiced latte. Honey tastes sweeter than regular sugar, which means you may use less and be just as satisfied. A raw blended honey like Nate’s has a more complex and nuanced flavor to promote satisfaction, too. 

Keep Wonderful Pistachios on hand too as a good source of protein and fiber that can add a satisfaction factor to any meal or snack! A serving provides 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, plus, about 90% of the fats found in pistachios are unsaturated. This makes them perfect to add to pumpkin spice energy bites, an easy, satisfying snack board, or as a snack on the go.

Wonderful pistachios are one of the highest protein snack nuts, so they’re a great addition at meal time if you’re looking to incorporate more plant protein into your eating pattern. Also –  exciting news is that pistachios are a “healthy” food according to the new proposed FDA definition! To use them alongside seasonal produce, try a pistachio crusted tofu paired with roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. Prep in advance or use the air fryer instead of the oven to cut down on weeknight cooking!

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