by Codie Burns, Wellness Coordinator
Halloween doesn’t have to mean a candy induced coma or rotten cavity filled teeth. Total Health Chiropractic has come up with a variety of healthier treats that will still satisfy that sweet toothed Spider-Man in the family or the Frozen Queen Elsa in your neighborhood.
Spooky Snacks for Parties
One way to conjure up some nutritious snacks is to take fruits, veggies, nuts or seeds and incorporate them into a chilling display. Make ghoulish faces or creepy body parts (eyeballs, fingers, etc.). These healthy foods can trick your party guest into eating healthier. Check out some of these ideas!
Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts: This is a simple and very eye pleasing snack that all the kids will want to try! Peel the bananas and push chocolate chip cookies into them to make eyes and noses. After peeling the tangerines, place small pieces of celery in the top to make it resemble a pumpkin stem.
Spice Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated omega-6 fats. It’s a great way to eat the seeds you’ll get while carving and designing your Halloween pumpkins.
Roasted Sweet Potato Jack-O-Lantern Faces & Ghosts: Use orange flesh sweet potatoes for the Jack-O-Lanterns and yellow flesh potatoes for the ghosts. Safflower, sunflower and grapeseed oils are great to use when roasting these delightful treats in the oven. Once cooked, let cool and I can guarantee all the kids will gobble these up!
Bloody Beet soup: This simple soup isn’t much different than most soups we are used to making, but its red color creates an eerie feel.
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