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The Worst Costco Bakery Items to Buy This Fall

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Hedy Phillips of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 5: Though Costco's bakery department is laden with sugar and carbs, it doesn't mean that you can't actually enjoy the fall-themed foods the warehouse has rolled out for the season. Because it's Costco, you know the cakes, pies, muffins, and pastries are going to be as big as the largest pumpkin in the patch, which is why the most important thing you can do to healthily enjoy these snacks is to know the nutrition information before diving in.If you want to be even more cautious of how much you're consuming, you can even cut the standard portion sizes down even more. (Many of Costco's baked goods actually have smaller serving sizes than you may realize—the serving size of a muffin is half, not the whole thing!)"For pies, rather than cutting a pie into 6 pieces try cutting it into eight or 10," says Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD, of Balance One Nutrition. "This allows you to cut down on the size and calories and still get to enjoy your favorite pie."Rachel Fine, RDN, supports still enjoying these delicious fall-themed foods, especially because they only come around during certain times of the year and are tied to happy gatherings with friends and family."Placing external restrictions upon these more indulgent choices can lead to an overall binge and restrict cycle," she says while recommending people eat the treats they want to eat, just in moderation. In the end, let "dessert be dessert" and enjoy yourself responsibly, she says.With all that being said, while we're calling these the worst items you can pick up in the Costco bakery this fall, that's only based on the nutrition label. Each of them is a delicious addition to your autumn gatherings, and there's no harm in having a slice of pumpkin pie alongside a healthy meal!(For more info on what to get and what to skip at the warehouse, here are The Best & Worst Bulk Buys at Costco—Ranked!)Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!.

The Worst Costco Bakery Items to Buy This Fall

Though Costco's bakery department is laden with sugar and carbs, it doesn't mean that you can't actually enjoy the fall-themed foods the warehouse has rolled out for the season. Because it's Costco, you know the cakes, pies, muffins, and pastries are going to be as big as the largest pumpkin in the patch, which is why the most important thing you can do to healthily enjoy these snacks is to know the nutrition information before diving in.

If you want to be even more cautious of how much you're consuming, you can even cut the standard portion sizes down even more. (Many of Costco's baked goods actually have smaller serving sizes than you may realize—the serving size of a muffin is half, not the whole thing!)

"For pies, rather than cutting a pie into 6 pieces try cutting it into eight or 10," says Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD, of Balance One Nutrition. "This allows you to cut down on the size and calories and still get to enjoy your favorite pie."

Rachel Fine, RDN, supports still enjoying these delicious fall-themed foods, especially because they only come around during certain times of the year and are tied to happy gatherings with friends and family.

"Placing external restrictions upon these more indulgent choices can lead to an overall binge and restrict cycle," she says while recommending people eat the treats they want to eat, just in moderation. In the end, let "dessert be dessert" and enjoy yourself responsibly, she says.

With all that being said, while we're calling these the worst items you can pick up in the Costco bakery this fall, that's only based on the nutrition label. Each of them is a delicious addition to your autumn gatherings, and there's no harm in having a slice of pumpkin pie alongside a healthy meal!

(For more info on what to get and what to skip at the warehouse, here are The Best & Worst Bulk Buys at Costco—Ranked!)

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!.

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