Healthy Halloween Treats & Workout Tricks
Friday, October 27, 2017
LifeTime WeightLoss in Anika Christ, Halloween, healthy treats, short workouts

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s that time of the year when you can’t seem to go anywhere without being offered a carb or sugar-rich treat — which is just so hard to resist.

And although there's a ton of temptation with foods right now, we can still indulge a little without guilt if we balance it out with healthy choices and alternatives — plus a good workout. We just need to have some options to choose from (that we actually enjoy).

That’s why I want to share my exclusive Halloween recipes with you. Honestly, they’re awesome for kids and adults. Plus, they're all easy to make, super tasty and healthy, too. 

And as a bonus, check out my Halloween-inspired fat-burning workout below. It's 13 movements (for lucky number 13).

 

THE HALLOWEEN MENU 

Candy Corn Chia Pudding 

Ingredients

White layer:

Orange layer:

Yellow layer:

Method

  1. Mix the ingredients for each color in separate bowls (Ball jars work well).
  2. Cover bowls with plastic wrap (or jars with lids) and place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, place the white, then orange, then yellow chia pudding in 4 bowls or Ball jars and enjoy!

Nutrition facts

​​​​​​​Servings 4 | Calories 332 | Fat 13g | Sugar 4g | Carbs 26g | Fiber 19g | Protein 26g 

 

Mini Mummy Cauliflower Crust Pizza 

Ingredients

Crust:

Toppings:

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add head of cauliflower to food processor until it amounts to a well-packed 2 1/2 cups. 
  3. Use a towel (or 2) to soak up excess water from cauliflower (lay on towel and squeeze out water) and place in a bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blend well with a spoon or spatula.  
  5. Line a large pan (or 2 medium-sized pans) with parchment paper.
  6. Divide cauliflower mixture into 6 equal-sized balls, place on parchment and roll out to your desired thickness. (You can do this with your hands or place mixture between 2 pieces of parchment.)
  7. Place mini crusts in oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until crisp, but not brown.
  8. While baking, slice non-dairy cheese into strips and slice olives (to use for eyes).
  9. Add toppings (see picture) and place in oven for another 5 to 10 minutes.  

Nutrition facts 

​​​​​​​Servings 6 | Calories 141 | Fat 9g | Sugar 2g | Carbs 10g | Fiber 2g | Protein 6g

 

Pumpkin Hummus 

Ingredients

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor until it reaches your desired consistency. 

Nutrition facts

​​​​​​​Servings 9 | Calories 75 | Fat 3g | Sugar 1g | Carbs 10g | Fiber 3g | Protein 3g

 

Almond Joy-ous

Ingredients

Method

  1. Line a small cutting board with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Combine coconut, dates and coconut oil in a food processor until slightly sticky, about 3 minutes.
  3. Using a tablespoon, press the mixture into the spoon to shape into 12 equal-sized bites. Gently slide out of spoon and place on parchment paper.
  4. If you prefer Mounds bars, leave as is. If you prefer Almond Joys, press one almond in the center of each coconut mound.
  5. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  6. While the bars are firming up, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave (20 seconds at a time to prevent burning).
  7. Dip the coconut mixture into the chocolate to top them. Pop them back in the freezer for another 20 minutes to firm up.

Nutrition facts

​​​​​​​Servings 12 | Calories 167 | Fat 13g | Sugar 8g | Carbs 13g | Fiber 5g | Protein 1g

 

Apple-Ginger Komboucha Mocktail

Ingredients

Method

  1. Mix and enjoy!

Nutrition facts

​​​​​​​Servings 1 | Calories 71 | Fat 0g | Sugar 18g | Carbs 18g | Fiber 0g | Protein 0g

 

THE HALLOWEEN WORKOUT

For extra points try to incorporate a big pumpkin (hold with two hands) or two small pumpkins (one in each hand) to add some challenge.

 

In health, Anika Christ – Director – Digital Programming & Events – Life Time Weight Loss

 

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