Happy (Healthy) Halloween



Halloween can be the start of those average 5-10 lbs you may gain as most people do around the holidays. Don’t start the season off on the wrong foot by giving in to that Snickers bar. It’s so not worth it.

If you are attending a party this year, bring something festive, tasty AND healthy. Here are a couple fun Halloween inspired recipes that should make every one at your party howl.

Tootsie-Rawls 

1 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup mesquite powder 1/2 cup almond butter 3/4 cup raw agave or honey 2 T. Fo-Ti Powder (this is a Chinese plant root) 2 heaping T. lucuma powder (this is a sweetener made from an exotic Peruvian plant) 1 T. Vanilla pinch sea salt

Process in food processor till well blended…will be very stiff, stir down as needed place in bowl and knead in more lucuma (several T.) till no longer sticky. Roll in logs, wrap in paper and then store in freezer.

This recipe is not mine originally, but sounds delicious!

Raw Pumpkin Pie Crust: 2 C almonds (soaked overnight) 1/2 C dates 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Blend ingredients in a food processor until the mixture begins to stick together. You may add a little water if necessary. Press firmly into an 8-inch pyrex pie plate.

Filling: 2 C pumpkin, cubed meat of 1 young coconut (reserve water) 1/2 C walnuts, soaked 1/2 C almonds, soaked 1/2 C dates, soaked 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Begin mixing pumpkin and coconut water in a food processor until you have a smooth paste. Add in coconut meat, walnuts and almonds, blending again until smooth. Add dates and spices, and blend some more.

Pour mixture on top of almond pie crust and spread evenly. Chill for several hours before serving.

You can also check out my recipe for vegan caramel sauce and make your own Caramel Apples!!

Some of the ingredients you may not be familiar with but usually most health food stores carry them or you can find them online. Contribute to your health and the health of those around you by creating  conscious holiday dishes filled with goodness and love. You will feel good inside and out. Just don’t forget that even though these are “healthier” versions of some tasty treats, they are still high in sugar, so should be eaten in moderation. 😉 Either way, they will be much healthier choices for you than traditional Halloween junk foods. Enjoy these new recipes and start changing your traditions to include safer, cleaner and tastier foods your kids, family and friends can appreciate.

Have a safe, happy and tasty Halloween! For more recipes or tips on feeding your family healthy all year round, feel free to contact me!


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