Candy, costumes and Horror movies are already in full swing! Halloween is just around the corner and we have some ideas for those looking to minimize their candy intake. Nothing wrong with a little treat every now and then, but Halloween time is usually filled with loads of kid’s candy or leftovers from trick or treating. If you’re looking for an alternative treat this October take a look at these “not-so-scary” treat ideas from the Fitbit blog:
SPICED MAPLE PUMPKIN SEEDS
What better way to celebrate the fall season than with pumpkin-spiced anything! Take a snack break from that pumpkin carving and separate the pumpkin seeds and place them on a baking sheet. In a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, five spice powder, cinnamon and sea salt to taste. Bake for 15 minutes and you have yourself some sweet and salty seeds!
A better alternative than that sugar-filled latte and a great way to start your morning on a chilly day. Mix Greek yogurt, banana and pumpkin puree. Then add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. You can also sweeten it up with some maple syrup.
POPCORN WITH TURMERIC & COCONUT
Caramel corn is a classic cavity causer, especially this time of year. Take the healthy alternative and mix your kernels in aromatic coconut oil, then sprinkle the bowl with turmeric and a grind of black pepper. Spice it up by sprinkling cinnamon on top.
SQUASH SOUP PUMPKIN BOWL
If you have a little extra time, try this delicious treat! Carve out some baking pumpkins and roast them until tender. While roasting, make the squash soup in a separate pot. Puree until smooth and add the soup to the baked pumpkins. Add croutons to the bowl, and sprinkle in some salt and pepper to taste.
This easy recipe is not only delicious, but a little spooky too! All you need is pretzel sticks, peanut butter and chocolate chips. In a microwavable bowl, mix the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Melt and stir until smooth and then add pretzel sticks. With clean hands, grab the pretzel sticks and drop onto a baking sheet in clusters to look like spiders. Then just place them in the freezer until chocolate is hardened, which is usually about 5 minutes!
CINNAMON APPLE CHIPS
Two ingredients is all you will need for this delicious recipe! Take your apples and slice them thinly, removing any seeds. Place apple slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle cinnamon over top. Bake for one hour and then flip them, baking for another hour or so until apples are no longer moist.
So before you go to grab the leftover chocolate and candy this autumn, try some of these healthy recipes instead!