Snag these good-for-you treats for delicious fall flavor during snack time. 

By Arielle Weg
September 20, 2017
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It seems like as soon as the leaves start to turn, suddenly everything turns pumpkin. I'm not talking about some Cinderella fairytale where everything literally turns into a pumpkin, but rather when everything becomes pumpkin flavored.

I thought I had truly found my end to pumpkin spice this and pumpkin seed that — until I sampled some delicious fall snacks that will help keep me on track to a healthy holiday season. Here are four of the Cooking Light staff's favorite fall treats that put us in the seasonal spirit and kept us fueled all afternoon long. 

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Gold Emblem Dry-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These were seriously one of the best snacks I've had in a long time. No fuss, flavors, or crazy ingredients, just true pumpkin seeds roasted and tossed in some salt. They are perfect. If you want something simple, crunchy, protein-packed, and a little salty, this is the snack for you. Snag a bag of these or their spicy, honey-flavored cousin at your local CVS store

Here’s a sample of what other Cooking Light staffers had to say:

"It's delicious!"

"I love the sweet and salty. No weird ingredients either."

"The new healthy sunflower seed." 

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KIND Maple Glazed Pecan and Sea Salt Bar 

Almonds, peanuts, and pecans give this bar a crunchy bite, while honey and maple syrup work together to naturally sweeten it up. This high-protein bar will keep you full and feeling fall while you snack at your desk or maybe while taking a brisk walk under fall foliage. Whatever floats your boat. 

Here’s a sample of what Cooking Light staffers had to say:

"My favorite KIND bar! Heavy on the maple, but not overly sweet. Really nice!"

"YUM. So yummy. Nutty and addictive."

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KIND Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

The whole grain blend in this bar brings in delicious oats, brown rice, millet, oat flour, buckwheat, amaranth, and quinoa for a filling and tasty treat. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds add a nice, crunchy bite and maple syrup sets the fall scene. 

Here’s a sample of what Cooking Light staffers had to say:

"I like these- not too sweet or maple flavored. Five grams of sugar isn't too bad! Nice crunch from the pumpkin seeds." 

"Reminds me of oatmeal you have as a kid- I like it!" 

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KIND Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bar

Toss your PSL and grab one of these limited-edition bars before they disappear. Cashews, almonds, peanuts, and pecans make this delicious bar super filling, and at only 200 calories a bar it's definitely worth your while. You can even find real ingredients on the box like pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cardamom. 

Here’s a sample of what Cooking Light staffers had to say:

"OBSESSED! Not too sweet and all the right fall flavors." 

"Love this- perfect balance of spicy and sweet."