Four Not So Scary Halloween Snacks
The candy onslaught of Halloween is coming. But… there’s still a chance to pump some good nutrition into you and your family! Healthy Halloween snacks are possible and fun!
Grab your green superfood supplement powder and your baking ingredients, because we’re gonna take the fear factor out of eating at Halloween with these not so spooky snack ideas.
Pumpkin Spice Raisin Cookies
Is there anything better at this time of year than homemade cookies? Pumpkins and pumpkin spice are everywhere, so put them to good use. At the same time, add a boost from your green superfood powder so your cookies are packed with great nutrients like kale, spinach, spirulina, and much, much more… without all the hassle and mess.
Here’s what you need to make two dozen:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon allspice powder
3/4 cup raw sugar (not processed)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
2 scoops of green superfood powder
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, pumpkin puree, oil, syrup and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, add the superfood powder, flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and allspice. Stir well.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture.
- Stir in the raisins.
- Put a tablespoon or so onto baking sheet. Flatten to about a 2-inch diameter. Repeat for each cookie.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until brown.
Keep everyone hydrated and satisfied through all the excitement and parties. These smoothies are great for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. Or why not have it some breakfast for a great start to days dominated by sugar and pumpkin?
Into a blender goes 2 bananas, 2 cups of water, 1 cup of pineapple, 2 large handfuls spinach or kale, and a scoop of green superfood powder to ensure extra flavor and nutritional boost.
The smoothie will be a gloriously green color. Serve it into cups that you and the family can decorate using a marker pen. Add scary faces and images!
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Balls
Here’s what you need to make a stunning snack for all to enjoy for Halloween.
2 cups of popping corn
2 cups pepitas (pumpkin seeds without the husk)
1 cup cream
1 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for forming
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 to 2 scoops green superfood powder
- Pop the popcorn. Place into a large bowl.
- Toast the pepitas in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and popping. Should be about 4 minutes.
- Add pepitas to the popcorn.
- Make caramel. Add the superfood powder to the cream and warm over low heat or in a microwave. Keep it warm while you continue. Cook the sugar and corn syrup in a separate large saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves. Stop stirring, increase heat to medium-high, simmer until the sugar reaches the hard crack stage.
- Stir butter well into the sugar mixture.
- Slowly add the cream and vanilla. Take care because it will bubble up.
- Reduce heat to medium, stir occasionally until the sugar mixture reaches soft ball stage.
- Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon and cayenne.
- Cool for about a minute.
- Pour caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
- When cool enough to handle, coat your hands with butter or oil, and make into 3- or 4-inch balls.
Making Pumpkin Soup?
Add a couple of scoops of green superfood powder to the pot just before you serve. Everyone gets a hearty warm soup boosted with extra power!
Have a happy and healthier Halloween!
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