Healthier Holiday TreatsPosted by Daniella Cippitelli on
Having some witches and warlocks over for a Halloween fest? Why should kids have all the fun? You can dress up some healthier treats in the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween. After all, this is the time of year us adults get to let loose and have a little play time too.
Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board?
Dress up your fruits for the festivities. You can use natural nut butters, unsalted seeds, and nuts to embellish those ghoulish touches. You can even mix avocado into your deviled egg yolks for a tasty and healthy monster twist on a protein packed treat.
Fun and tasty treats don’t have to be all doom and gloom. See what you have in the pantry to mix and match and get creative this holiday season!
Here are 3 ideas to bring your holiday treats to life:
Monster Mash Eggs
Want to add a twist to your deviled eggs? How about adding some avocado? Avocados are packed with healthy fats and the green will add a monstery delight for your guests. Just scoop out the yolks from your hard-boiled eggs and grab a ripe avocado. Make sure the avocado is ripe, if it is not, the consistency and taste will not be right, add a tablespoon of sour cream, some fresh ground pepper, a dash of salt and mash it up. Garnish with some black chia seeds. An alternative to the standard yolk filling is also to scoop out the yolks as you normally wood and fill them with your favorite guacamole for a zesty delight.
To Die for Apples
This is supper simple and a sweet treat all will love. Slice a medium size apple, you can use any type you like, we chose a red apple for the ghoulish appeal. Please be careful with your knife. Slice a portion of the skin side out. Fill with natural peanut or other nut butter, add unsalted sunflower seeds for teeth and sprinkle with cinnamon. It’s that easy! Did you know that cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants? It also helps relieve inflammation, so sprinkle away.
Goblin Eye Delight
Here’s a favorite your guests are sure to delight in. It’s super simple and quite satisfying. We used salami but you can use other luncheon meat if you choose. Cut the salami pieces in half. Take each piece and roll it in a cone shape. Take a small mozzarella ball, or cut them if you can’t find them pre-packaged, again, be careful with that knife. Slice Spanish olives in half and use a piece as the pupil and iris of the eyeball. You can secure it with a toothpick, be sure to get the toothpick through the mozzarella to keep it from rolling out.
There you have it. Some easy to make treats to dress up that Halloween snack spread. A little savory, a little sweet and a little filling. The best part? A lot healthier than the typical holiday treat.
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