3 clever fall sweets and tips


As the leaves begin to change color and temperatures get a little cooler, it can be a challenge to stay on track with your nutritional goals. Cooler months often come with fewer outdoor activities as you start squatting indoors. But the change in seasons doesn’t have to mean giving up on your well-being or sacrificing a sweet treat you enjoy.

“There are many ways to live a balanced lifestyle that will help you live your best healthy life,” said Colette Heimowitz, vice president of Nutrition and Education at Simply Good Foods Company. “All it takes is a little planning and snack options without a ton of sugar that still taste great and fit into your lifestyle.”

Heimowitz offers a few easy and tasty ways to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle this fall.

1. Smart Candy Bowl Switches

As Halloween approaches, you may be looking for a little sweet indulgence while battling the urge to eat the entire candy bowl. As an alternative, try swapping out candies with portion-controlled treats like Atkins Endulge Peanut Butter Cups and Milk Chocolate Caramel Squares, which are lower in carbs and sugar than traditional chocolate candies, serving as a delicious and clever solution that will still satisfy your sweet tooth.

2. Festive Outdoor Activities

While cooler weather and shorter days may tempt you to stay indoors with a book or movie, there are still plenty of fun fall activities to get you moving this fall. Autumn leaves provide a beautiful backdrop for a variety of outings that you can enjoy with friends and family, from a bike ride or walk in nature to enjoying the fruits of the harvest. Stroll through a farmers’ market or visit a home-picked apple orchard or pumpkin patch to enjoy the best of what fall fruit has to offer, while getting plenty of exercise, sunshine, and fresh air.

3. Fall flavor recipes

When those seasonal pumpkin-flavored drinks and treats pop up in every local coffee shop and grocery store, you know fall has really arrived. You can enjoy all the delicious fall flavors while staying on track with your wellness goals by replacing some of those traditional sugary drinks with this tasty pumpkin-flavored recipe instead.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Icy Treat

This tasty drink gives you a whopping 13.4 grams of protein and 6.6 grams of fiber, with 4.9 grams of net carbs.


1 1/2 Atkins Creamy Cinnamon Swirl Shakes

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup canned pumpkin, unsalted

2 pcs Atkins Endulge Peanut Butter Cups

Travel directions

1. Pour one of the shakes (11 fluid ounces) into an ice cube tray and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

2. Place the shake ice cubes in a high-powered blender along with the remaining 1/2 shake (5.5 fluid ounces), heavy cream and pumpkin, and process until the cubes are broken down and the mixture is at desired consistency.

3. Pour evenly into two glasses and top each with a chopped peanut butter cup. Makes two servings.

“Don’t let the cooler weather or changes in your routines this fall derail your health and nutrition goals,” Heimowitz said. “Choosing a few healthier swaps can make all the difference, while still allowing you to savor and enjoy the sweet flavors of fall.”

Check out: www.Atkins.com for more great recipes and helpful nutrition tips, and to discover products that you can order online or find at Walmart, Amazon, Target or your local retailer.

3 clever fall sweets and tips

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