The leaves are falling, the air is cooling down, and the grocery store shelves are overflowing with bags of candy. This can only mean one thing...Halloween is coming!
We all know that excess sugar is harmful to our digestive system (diabetes), teeth (tooth decay), and brain (many health professionals are dubbing Alzheimer's as Type III diabetes!), so why not strive for a low-sugar-but-still-tasty Halloween this year? To help you navigate a healthier holiday, I've put together a recipe round-up from around the blog-o-sphere full of ghoulish sweets and treats that are healthier, but will still make your taste buds happy.
Cara from Fork and Beans has a plethora of healthy Halloween recipes. Two of my favorites are her raw versions of traditional trick or treat favorites: (almost) raw snickers bars and raw peppermint patties.
If chocolate isn't your thing (I wouldn't even believe those people exist if my sister wasn't one of them!), then maybe Baked by Rachel's apple-cinnamon fruit leather, or Hello Natural's fruit gummies are more up your alley.
If you're a pro in the kitchen, you should try your hat at homemade gummy worms (your kids would dub you the coolest parent ever!!!) from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.
Michelle from Nom Nom Paleo (one of my all time favorite foodie blogs) has a great recipe for all the kiddos in your life:yummy mummies (aka halloweenies)!
What will I be snacking on come Friday fright night?
See that pumpkin in the above picture? That was a volunteer in our garden this year (seriously - it just popped up out of nowhere!) and I plan on making Wellness Mama's grain-free pumpkin pie, and reserving the seeds for the toasted pumpkin seeds recipe listed above!
What autumnal treats will you be making this Halloween?
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