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Healthy Halloween Treats

Zombies and ghosts aren’t the only scary things about Halloween. All of the candy and junk food we eat during this fun holiday is pretty spooky too. Here are a few simple, fun, festive, and healthy treats without all the sugar and processed ingredients that your entire family is going to howl for.

Rice Cake Spider Webs:

  1. Take a  caramel flavored rice cake and spread peanut butter over the entire cake.
  2. Then take chocolate frosting place in plastic bag making a snip in the corner of the bag use a pastry bag. Pipe chocolate mixture in spiral atop filling. Using small sharp knife, begin at center and draw tip of knife toward edge of tart. Move knife over 1 inch; begin at edge and draw tip of knife toward center. Repeat to form web pattern.  Tasty and nutritious!

 

Spooky Jell-O Jigglers:  

  1. Use your favorite fruit juice and plain gelatin to make healthy Halloween Jell-O cut outs. I used 100% grape juice and V8 splash tropical juice in mine to get the orange and black for Halloween, you can also use blueberry juice or mango juice to get the Halloween colors….These are just option but use whatever you and your kids like!
  • 2 ½ envelopes gelatin
  • 4 cups real fruit juice divided

Take 1-cup juice sprinkle gelatin over your juice  of choice and let soften for about 10 minutes. In the mean time bring the remaining juice to a boil, pour over gelatin mixture and stir to dissolve. Pour Jell-O into a 9×13 pan chill in the refrigerator at least 3 hours. Use Halloween shaped cookie cutters to make festive shapes with the Jell-O. Serve on a spooky platter and they will be a hit for all ages!

 

Creepy crawler dates

Roll date in coconut and dust with sweetened coco powder. Then place pretzel sticks into the sides of the date roll to make spider legs. (You might need to break the pretzel sticks in half.) Place rice crispy or cinnamon candy to make eyeballs and you’ll have a spooky spider in minutes that tastes amazing!

 

Veggie fingers:

First arrange carrot and celery sticks on a platter. Then place a dab of hummus on one end of the stick use a sliced almond and place on hummus to make fingernails. Use a side of hummus for dip or homemade ranch using hidden valley buttermilk ranch mix replacing the mayo with nonfat Greek yogurt.

 

Jack O’ Lantern Pizza:

  1.  Use whole-wheat pita bread for the crust spread ¼ cup of your favorite jar of tomato sauce over entire crust.
  2. Dab about 2 Tbsp of low fat cottage cheese and 2 Tbsp shredded skim mozzarella cheese over the pizza.
  3. Finally take olives or halves of cherry tomatoes and place over pizza to make the face. Use bell pepper or spinach to make stem. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.

 

Rice Crispy Treat Eyeballs:

·  3 tablespoons  butter or margarine

·  1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows

·  6 cups chocolate rice puff cereal

Melt butter and marshmallow in pan until marshmallows are completely melted.  Turn off heat and stir in the rice cereal. Place mixture in 9/13 pan let cool about 1 hour, take 1/3 cup of cooled rice crispy mixture and roll into ball shape place one brown m&m or chocolate covered almond to make an eye ball then use red decorating gel to draw lines on the sides on the eye ball. Serve these at your Halloween party and they will be the hit of the neighborhood!

Happy and healthy Halloween to you and your families.

XO,

Chef Kelsey

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One Response to “Healthy Halloween Treats”

  1. Hey :) I’m a 17 year old girl. I weigh 148 lbs and I’m about 5’2 – 5’3″. My measurements are 38C-30-40 and I can’t quite wear a size 10 pants……I’m trying to get to 115 – 122 lbs, and size 6-8, and I want my 27 inch waist back. I’m aiming to lose 5 – 10 lbs by Halloween.

    So, breakfast at 6 AM – An omelet with two eggs and some vegetables (210 calories) with a glass of skim milk on the side (90 calories)
    Snack at 9 AM – Fat free yogurt with granola (120 calories)
    Lunch 11:30 AM – A salad with cucumbers, lettuce and carrots, and some carrots on the side with a serving of peanut butter (190 calories for the PB)
    Dinner at 4 PM – Another salad, with either some fruit or some beans on the side.

    I am a vegetarian, so do not tell me to eat meat. I drink more than 8 glasses of water a day, and I also drink green tea twice a day, but I add NO sugar to it. I don’t drink any juice or soda either. I make sure my calories are always above 1200.

    -My workout is this:
    6 days a week, I run outside in my backyard for about 30 – 45 minutes. I change up my speed, sometimes I go really fast and then slow down, other times I sprint, and other times I go at a normal pace, but one that’s fast enough to get my heart rate up. I would love to go jogging, but my parents, being as protective as they are, won’t let me. I’m home schooled, so I don’t have PE, and I don’t know how to ride a bike, or swim. I have to make due with very little.
    -I also will be doing my Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred DVD (probably only level 1, since it’s my favorite) in the morning, and in the evening after I run. I don’t exercise Saturday since I’m always up walking for several hours, running errands. I will do my DVD on Sunday, but I won’t run.

    Can I lose 5 – 10 lbs by Halloween this way? And, can I get a flat stomach by next summer this way?

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