Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trick or Treat? Healthy Halloween

Halloween doesn't have to be about candy, and unhealthy foods. We scoured the internet rounding up what we think are some pretty creative and healthy alternatives for this halloween. Any of these would be great for parties, kids, or just a little treat for yourself. If you find your self loving these treats check out our full collection on our Pinterest board of the month!

Candy Corn Popsicles 
Originally from Girl Inspired

Ingredients: 
Yogurt (plain or greek) 
Orange Juice
Pineapple Juice
Honey/Agave
Optional: Food Coloring

Directions:

  • Mix honey/agave with yogurt.
  • In a popsicle mold layer yogurt mixture, and let freeze 4-5 mins. 
  • Add Orange juice layer and let freeze 4-5 mins.
  • Add Pineapple juice and let freeze until all layers have hardened.  (Optional: you can add food coloring to the orange juice and pineapple juice but it looks fine with out as well.) 
  • Enjoy! Pretty simple, but super healthy. 

Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Peppers
Originally from citronlimett 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 medium bell peppers
  • ¾ pound ground sirloin
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup bottled tomato-and-basil pasta sauce, divided
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup chicken broth
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Wash the peppers. Cut jack-o’-lantern faces into the peppers with a sharp paring knife, making triangle eyes and nose, and pointy-teeth smiles. Slice off the tops of the peppers and scoop out the seeds and cores.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and the next 5 ingredients (beef through allspice); cook 4 minutes or until beef is lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from heat. Add rice, ½ cup pasta sauce, and cheese to beef mixture, stirring to combine.
  4. While beef cooks, combine ½ cup pasta sauce and chicken broth in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  5. Spoon about ¾ cup beef mixture into each pepper. Place peppers in a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray; add chicken broth/sauce mixture to pan. Cover with foil and bake for about 35–40 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 5 minutes.

Jack-O'-Lantern Fruit Bowls
Originally from Frugal Coupon Living

Ingredients: 
3 Medium Navel Oranges
1 Cup of fresh mixed fruit- your choice!

Directions:
  • Slice off the tops of the oranges.
  • Using a spoon, scoop out the pulp of the oranges.
  • Cut out faces on each orange to resemble a jack-o-lantern.
  • Fill each orange with mixed fruit and serve. 

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