The fall season is just beginning, and our favourite holiday is almost here. Here are 3 healthy Halloween treats to try this year!
Spooky costumes and sugar rushes are two things that instantly come to mind when we think of Halloween. However, amidst all the fun of the season, your health can take a real toll. While you want your family and friends to enjoy Halloween to the fullest, you don't want to take their health (or yours) for granted.
Making the most fun holiday of the year healthy can be a tricky job. You don't want to ruin it for your family, friends, and the kids by offering them boring sugar-free healthy Halloween candy or the typical healthy snacks with bland flavours. You most definitely don't want to hand out packets of raisins and become those boring neighbours.
If you're going to limit the use of unhealthy junk food without spoiling the Halloween fun, you have reached the right place. Try out these healthy Halloween snacks this year and make your spooky celebrations healthier.
3 Healthy Halloween Treats to Try This Year
1. Paleo Caramel Apples
These sweet and dairy-free Paleo Caramel Apples are the ultimate healthy Halloween snack for your guests. This straightforward recipe combines the goodness of one of our favourite fruits and mouth-watering caramel.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." All of us remember this age-old saying. Apples are rich in pectin fibres, boosting metabolism and reducing the risk of heart diseases. These bundles of vitamin C boost immunity and help in maintaining general health. The fructose (a natural sugar) in them enhances the flavours and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Improving digestion, maintaining weight, fighting bad cholesterol - the health benefits of apples are unending.
Mix this super fruit with caramel, and you have a delicious and healthy Halloween snack. If you want added crunch, you can dip these in chopped dry fruits, adding more flavour and nutrient value to this snack.
If you want to try out this healthy Halloween snack, find the full recipe at The Paleo Mom.
2. Pumpkin Cookies with Beans and Coconut Sugar
These cookies pack the best of both worlds. Wholesome pumpkin, beans, healthy oils and coconut sugar make these cookies healthy and delicious.
Not only are these cookies fun to eat and roll out, but also fun to prepare. Baking is a popular hobby and is considered therapeutic. If you are someone who loves baking, this recipe is for you.
The recipe replaces butter with a mixture of bean paste and coconut oil and regular sugar with raw, organic coconut sugar to make these cookies more healthy. We can safely say that this recipe is packed with all things healthy. Top these healthy cookies with some melted chocolates to retain the typical Halloween cookie touch.
Find the recipe at Super Healthy Kids.
As easy and fun as it sounds, baking can also be a real nightmare for some of us at times. If you want to skip all the hassle but still want healthy cookies for your Halloween party, you can pick up these protein-filled cookies. Just top these cookies with some molten chocolate to make spooky faces and add the much-needed Halloween touch.
3. Candy Corn Popsicles
Everyone loves popsicles! This makes the Candy Corn Popsicle a perfect Halloween treat. With this healthy recipe that replaces traditional ingredients with wholesome, nutritious ones, you can indulge without any guilt.
This healthy Halloween dessert is a combination of fresh fruits and yogurt for layers. With a mix of fruits like mango and pineapple, this treat is filled with various vitamins and fructose. Add some home-made yogurt, and you have a mouth-watering combination of calcium and vitamin A and C, not to forget an excellent dose of potassium.
You can even add your personal touch to this recipe. Add different fruits as per your preferences. You can even add some finely ground dry fruits to increase the flavour and nutritious value. A personal suggestion - try adding just a bit of Cardamom powder to the mixture before freezing.
Find the recipe at Courtney's Sweets.
The Halloween season is a real struggle for all of us who prefer eating healthy. With everyone around you offering unhealthy food, saying no can sometimes become difficult. That's why it's a great idea to make sure you have the right alternatives ready.
We have all the healthy and tasty alternatives available for you, without compromising on the Halloween flair. You can switch to these fruity and delicious gummy bears instead of using regular candy for trick-or-treating. These gummy bears, free from artificial sugars, are full of natural flavours.
Don't forget to check out all of our Halloween treats here!