Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean giving up indulgences or missing out on holiday fun. Ditch the sugar-laden candy and go homemade with delicious, healthy Halloween goodies instead.
Browsing food blogs is an addiction I have no intention of curbing. On my latest food blog binge, I rounded up a tasty selection of Halloween-themed threats. They’re packed full of nutrients, deliciousness and indulgence – with none of the nasties.
I won’t blame you if you don’t want to share these with trick or treaters.
These scrumptious Raw Cacao & Almond Butter Fudge Bites are chock-full of goodness and are super easy to make – no baking required. The crumbly base and gooey fudge topping are a blissful combination, totally living up to blogger SpamellaB’s philosophy of indulging innocently. You can keep them in the freezer for up to a month, but I doubt they’ll hang around that long.
Nutritious and oh-so-simple, these adorable Tangerine Pumpkins + Banana Ghosts from Weelicious use just 4 ingredients, perfect if you want to get your little monsters helping out in the kitchen on Halloween. Make a big batch for a dose of giggles as well as your 5-a-day.
Skip the sugar and artificial ingredients of the shop bought version and give this Healthy Vegan Twix a go instead. Vegan, refined sugar and gluten-free – it’s as virtuous as it is delicious. Filled with nourishing ingredients like almonds, coconut oil, tahini and dark chocolate. So healthy in fact, Jess from Choosing Chia says you could have them from breakfast (don’t mind if I do). I reckon they’d make a good post-yoga snack too.
For those with less of a sweet tooth, these Stuffed ‘Pumpkin’ Peppers from Twice the Health will do the trick nicely. Or cook these for a healthy Halloween dinner and pick a sweet treat for after as well 😉 These wholesome and delicious peppers are stuffed with the goodness of black quinoa, lentils, mushroom and feta and beautifully flavoured with ginger, garlic and sumac. Especially scary pepper faces get extra Halloween kudos.
Avocados don’t have to be reserved for your salads or toast toppings. The creamy sweetness of this superfood makes it ideal for making healthy sweet treats like these 5 Ingredient Avocado Fudge Bites from Chocolate Covered Katie. The avocado lends a ghoulish green hue to these mini delights – perfect for Halloween. Avocados are packed full of healthy fats and fibre and are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin E, B-vitamins and potassium.
Carving a pumpkin this year? No need to waste the nutrient-rich flesh of this superfood. Pumpkin is full of fibre and a great source of beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium. Use your leftover pumpkin to make these delightful Pecan Pumpkin Puddings. The autumnal pumpkin flavour goes perfectly with the sweetness of cinnamon and maple syrup and the creaminess of protein-packed quark. Laura from Wholeheartedly Healthy recommends this as a Sunday Lunch dessert or a healthy evening treat.
Hope everyone has a fab time ghouling-around this year! If you’re not trick or treating you could always celebrate with an extra scary lion pose instead.