Easy-to-Make Recipes for a 🦇🌕 Healthy Halloween 🌕🦇
Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year here at Fitwell!
After all, when else can say dress up as your favourite ghastly creature, have fun, and eat some (maybe too much😇) candy! 🍬🍬🍬
As the preparations for All Hallows' Eve are fast approaching, you may start wondering if there is a way to make this delectable holiday healthier for the whole family.
Well, we've gathered a couple quick and hearty recipes for you to add to your celebrations this year.
Now, put on your costumes and get ready to enjoy these deliciously healthy recipes this Halloween.
And don't forget to share some photos with us. 😉 (Instagram: @fitwellcoach)
👻👻👻 Happy spooky times!! 👻👻👻
👻 Strawberry ghosts
This deliciously delightful dessert is a healthy recipe that takes only a few minutes to make, is easy to put together, and tastes great.
- 7 tbsp of cream cheese
- 6 tbsp of Greek yoghurt
- 4-5 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 🍓 Strawberries (as much as you want)
1.Mix the cream cheese and Greek yoghurt until well-blended. If the consistency is too thick, thin it out with some milk. It should be spreadable but should not be runny.
2.Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and blend well.
3.Cut the tops off the strawberries and cover them in the icing.
4.Draw on scary ghost faces with dark chocolate sprinkles or drizzle, and enjoy!
*Feel free to use a large melon baller to substitute your favourite fruit in place of strawberries.
🕷 Sweet Spider Popcorn Balls
This tantalizing toothsome treat tastes almost like candy and it is packed with energy to get your ghostly-self dancing into the night.
- 🍫 Dark chocolate drizzle
- 1/2 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 cups of pumpkin seeds
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup of honey
- 4 medium sized dates
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
1.Heat the olive oil in a deep, non-stick pan over medium heat until hot. Throw in the kernels and cover with a lid.
2.When popping begins, shake the pan occasionally to prevent burning. When the time between pops is 5 seconds or more, remove from heat. Be careful opening the lid as some popcorn may make a run for it. 😄
3.Roast the pumpkin seeds over medium-high heat. When the seeds are brownish in colour and tossing, remove from heat and add the popcorn.
4.In a food processor, or using a knife, shred the dates into small, rice-sized pieces.
5.Warm the milk over low heat. Add in the honey and stir until thoroughly mixed. Whisk the salt and vanilla in, add in the dates and cook for another 3 minutes. Let simmer for approximately 5 minutes (or until thickened). Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon and let it cool until slightly above room temperature.
6.Pour the mixture over the popcorn and seed mix and stir until well-coated.
7.Shape the final mixture into 2-inch sized balls and refrigerate. At this point, you may use the egg tray from your fridge for easy cooling and storage.
8.Once cooled, draw a spider on each ball for that extra-scary effect.
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💚 Frankenstein Fruit Pops
Number three on our list is this freakishly fancy feature. It is super easy, creative, and tasty.
- Kiwis or honeydew melon, or your favourite local green fruit (cutting instructions below)
- ¼ cup dark chocolate
- 40-50 white chocolate disks
- Wooden popsicle sticks
1.Whatever fruit you are using, peel and cut them length-wise. This will give you elongated and rounded rectangles and thus more room to get creative with your decoration.
2.Insert the popsicles through one of the shorter sides of the fruit. Place all the fruit onto a baking pan covered with a baking sheet.
3.Warm the dark chocolate on a saucepan until it is melted.
4.Use one of the wooden popsicle sticks or a teaspoon to drizzle the dark chocolate onto the fruit. Create lines to make the hair and the stitched mouth. Use the white chocolate disks to make the eyes and the dark chocolate to put on the irises.
😈 Devilled Eyeballs
If you really claim to be the walker in the night, then this devilishly delectable Halloween delight is just for you.
- 6 large eggs
- 6 large, green or black olive slices
- 1/4 cup of cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1/2 an avocado
- handful of baby spinach
- 1 tbsp of mustard
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 red pepper
- cayenne pepper
1.Boil the eggs for 10-12 minutes and leave aside to cool down and then peel. Cut the eggs in half and remove the egg yolks. Leave the egg whites aside for later.
2.In a food processor, mix the yolk, cream cheese, milk, avocado, and baby spinach, lemon juice, and mustard until it is smooth.
3.With a spoon, spoon the mixture into the egg whites and sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top. Top the middles of the egg yolk with an olive slice.
4.Cut half-an-inch long, thin red slices of red pepper and decorate the eggs from the olive in the middle to the sides of the egg white. This will make the devilled eggs look like bloodshot eyes.
🐛 Caterpillar Kabobs
You can't get simpler than these slimy, slithery snacks.
- Grapes (as much as you want)
- 1-2 tbsp of vanilla icing
- Mini chocolate chips
1.Put the grapes on a skewer until almost the whole thing is covered. Try to have the grapes resting lengthwise on the serving plate. Do as many spears as you'd like.
2.Using a piping bag, or a plastic bag with a small hole cut into a corner, make two little ovals on the first grape. These will be the whites of the eyes.
3.Put one mini chocolate chip on each white oval to represent the eyeballs.
Bonus - And now a treat for the festive adult
🎃 The Pumpkin Old-Fashioned
Because no Halloween - or any other Fall celebration for that matter - is complete without a classic favourite: The pulverized pumpkin! 🎃
- 1/2 cup of bourbon whiskey
- 1/2 shot of Grand Marnier
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/2 shot of maple syrup
1.Combine in a shaker with some ice.