Healthy Halloween Treats
In honor of Halloween and the fall season, here are some simple and healthy snacks that are great for all ages! Most are pretty self explanitory.
Literally all you need is a Sharpie and a bag of Cuties. What a fun surprise when the kids open the fridge or their lunch box!
Tasty! Layer pineapples (or mango), a peeled and segmented Cutie, and top with a little bit of whip cream. There you have it! A candy corn fruit parfait!
Peel some cuties and cut up some celery. Stick the celery in the middle of the Cutie to make little pumpkins!
This one is a bit more time consuming, but oh so delicious! We found this recipe on Fast Paleo.
Candy Corn Popsicles
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/8-1/3 cup honey
1 mango, peeled
1 orange, peeled
2-4 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups pineapple with juice (fresh or canned)
1-3 tablespoons water
In a blender, combine the coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut extract, and honey (depending on desired sweetness, add more or less). Blend on high. Put a small amount of the coconut layer in the bottom of each popsicle. Freeze 2-3 hours until the surface is partially frozen.
In a blender, blend the peeled and pitted mango, the peeled orange, desired amount of honey, and 1 tablespoon of water. Blend on high. If the mixture is too thick to pour, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time and continue to blend. Then, pour or scoop this mixture into each popsicle mold.
Blend the pineapple with any excess juice with 1 tablespoon of water on high. Add additional water if it is very thick. Spoon or pour this on top of the mango/orange layer. Push popsicle sticks into each mold and freeze for 8 hours.
Note: Depending on the colors of your fruit, your layers may be a little pale. If this is the case, you can buy natural food coloring to enhance the colors. Add a small amount of red and yellow to your orange layer, and a small amount of yellow to your pineapple layer.