With spooky season among us, it’s time to start thinking about what kinds of fun recipes we’ll be trying out in the kitchen. Although Halloween is a holiday characterized by sugar, there are tons of delicious and nutritious treats out there, too! Check out the links below, which will take you to some scary fun goodies that your friends and family are sure to love.
Monster Teeth – The apples in this recipe provide lots of fiber, which our bodies need for proper digestion. Fiber also helps us feel fuller for longer! The peanut butter in this recipe is a great source of healthy fats. This recipe also uses goji berries, which might help improve immune function and eye sight!
Boo-nanas – Bananas are rich in potassium, which is crucial for muscle contraction and a steady heartbeat. In this recipe, the bananas are covered in greek yogurt, a great source of protein and calcium. Needless to say, this treat is yummy and nutrient dense!
Candy Corn Parfait – Fruits like pineapple and oranges (both included in this parfait) are high in vitamin C, a nutrient that helps strengthen your immune system. This is important, because a strong immune system will help you fight off infection and certain types of illnesses.
Halloween Dirt Cups – This spooky dessert uses just 2 simple ingredients. The vanilla Greek yogurt base will cure your sweet tooth, while also providing protein and calcium! This specific recipe uses an organic cookie product for the “dirt”, but there are plenty of other options to choose from as well: Choco Chimps, Cocoa SuperFlakes, Crispy Cocoa Rice, or any other cereal that is brown in color. Just make sure to keep an eye on the sugar content!
Frankengreen Smoothie – This smoothie is packed with greens, which means you’ll be enjoying the benefits of vitamin K and A. Vitamin K promotes healthy blood clotting, while vitamin A supports vision and fights against night blindness.
Witches Brooms – A wicked good snack that provides lots of nutrition! This snack incorporates protein and carbohydrates, which together, are a hunger-crushing combo. These two nutrients work together to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Salty Sweet Maple Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds are rich in manganese, a mineral necessary for proper brain and nervous system function. Additionally, they provide iron. Iron is critical in the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.
Healthy Pumpkin Cookies – Although this recipe calls for pumpkin shaped cookies, feel free to press the dough into other spooky shapes, too! Enjoy this delicious treat, which is full of fiber and protein (from the beans), and vitamin A (from the canned pumpkin).
Make sure to share your creations with us on our Facebook Page! Have a safe, fun, and yummy Halloween, from all of us here at Every Kid Can Cook!