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It’s time to grab your carving knife and a pumpkin and invite the kids and grandkids for some holiday fun. To help keep your energy up and your Halloween tasting amazing, we found these eight Halloween-themed treats for you to make and try—and some of them will even help you keep an eye on your blood sugar levels.
This is great treat from All Day I Dream About Food is perfect for chocolate and peanut butter lovers. Instead of sugar, the recipe calls for Swerve sweetener, and with the spider design on top they’re the perfect choice for Halloween. While they do take some time to make, you could have your grandkids help and make it a memorable occasion.
Another great treat without a lot of sugar is this Sugar Free Chocolate Halloween Cookies recipe from Sugar Free Londoner. When you use Halloween-shaped cookie cutters, they are perfect for the season. These would make for a great family activity, and if you enjoy them they can be made year-round (like Christmas!) if you use different cutter shapes.
If you are a fan of cookies and enjoy pumpkin, then these Pumpkin Mummy cookies found on Eating Bird Food may be worth a try. By adding the white icing, you can create little mummies for Halloween. Not only is this treat fun, but the pumpkin adds a nutritious twist to this snack. According to WebMD, pumpkins are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as fiber, potassium, and Vitamin A. Eating them can improve your eyesight, your immune system, your digestive system, and your heart. By using pumpkin puree, this recipe is more likely to retain these nutritious qualities.
If you are looking for something quick that has some protein to give you energy, try a Pumpkin Protein Shake from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. It takes about five minutes to make, contains 21.8 grams of protein and 5.9 grams of fiber, and is a great way to start your day.
Another pumpkin treat for the Halloween season is pumpkin cake, and we like this gluten-free version from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. It only takes about an hour to make would be great to have for dessert if you are having guests over. Be sure to eat it up, as this does not keep for long—a great excuse to indulge!
We know that not everyone is a pumpkin fan, so there are a few treats you may enjoy if you like other fruits more. The first one is Halloween Banana Popsicles from Well Plated. These are a great snack and keep in the freezer for up to two months. This version of the treat has two grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber, so you can enjoy a healthy treat disguised as a ghost or mummy.
Fruit lovers may also prefer Life in the Lofthouse’s Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits. All you need is a clear plastic cup, pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, and whipped cream to create a treat that resembles a piece of candy corn. This is a much healthier alternative to the actual candy and would make a great healthy option for a party treat.
If you want to get crafty, you should try these Snack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups found on Seeded at the Table. This are the perfect treat if you are hosting a Halloween party and want to do something creative. You could recruit your family to join you and have a navel orange carving contest to turn it into something fun for everyone.
At Provision Living we believe Halloween is a time for everyone to enjoy themselves. Contact our care consultants today to learn how we care for our seniors and provide them with countless opportunities to enjoy nutritious and delicious foods.
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