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Halloween party? Try these healthy, spooky menu ideas

By Medisys on September 11 2018 | News, Nutrition & Recipes

Looking for spooky Halloween menu ideas without copious amounts of sugar? Try these four ideas. Looking to cut sugar? Try our 30 day no-refined sugar challenge. 

 

Apple Almond-Butter Monster Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples cut into quarters
  • 3 tbsp smooth almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds 
  • 10 strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup each white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Cut the middle out of the apple quarters 
  • Line the inside of the apple quarters (both top and bottom) with almond butter
  • Place sunflower seeds along the top of the apple "mouth", pressing seeds into the top of the apple like "teeth" 
  • Place 1 sliced strawberry "tongue" along the bottom of the apple mouth
  • Melt the white chocolate to create the whites of eyes and finish with dark chocolate chips in the middle

 

Banana Coconut Ghosts with Dark Chocolate 

Ingredients
  • 5 bananas
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 

Instructions

  • Peel bananas and cut them in half
  • Roll bananas in shredded coconut until covered 
  • Press pointed end of chocolate chips into banana pieces as eyes and melt remaining chocolate to create oval-shaped ghost mouths 
  • Once chocolate is hardened, stand up on plate and serve 

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Vampire Blood Spicy Virgin Cesar Shooters 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups clamato juice 
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard 
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce (eg. Franks Red Hot) 
  • Juice and zest of one lime 
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together 
  • Fill a large punch bowl with crushed ice 
  • Pour vampire blood Cesar mix into test tubes and place standing in bowl of ice 

 

Stuffed Dates with Bugs 

Ingredients

  • 30 dried dates
  • 4 oz goat cheese 
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • zest of one orange 
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh mint  

Instructions

  • Remove pits from dates and set aside
  • Stir all remaining ingredients together and fill dates with filling - pressing filling down deep into the date so it doesn't pop out of the top
  • Place stuffed dates in a bowl 
  • Top with dark brown coloured plastic bugs 

 

 

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