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    Healthy Halloween Treats

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    Healthy Halloween Treats Overview

    When you live with chronic pain, embracing a healthy lifestyle by doing things like making good food choices and exercising regularly can make a major long-term difference in improving your quality of life. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun, though. Halloween is a time when tasty treats are constantly in our face. Partake in the festivities without losing traction by trying these healthy Halloween treats.

    Healthy Halloween Treats: Strawberry Ghosts

    Healthy Halloween Treats: Strawberry GhostsStrawberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, and can help to give your immune system a boost. Grab some fresh strawberries at your local supermarket for these easy to make, chocolate-dipped ghosts.

    strawberry ghosts

    Recipe: Strawberry Ghosts

    AvatarMaren Nader
    Course Dessert, Snack

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 package Wilton melting chocolate
    • 24 fresh strawberries
    • mini chocolate chips or chocolate frosting in piping tube

    Instructions
     

    • Melt chocolate according to package directions. (Tip: Wilton makes disposable melting trays that makes clean up easy. Find them at Michaels or JoAnn Fabrics).
    • Place a large piece of wax or parchment paper on a flat surface.
    • Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate, allowing the excess chocolate to drip off before setting them on the parchment paper.
    • If you’re using chocolate chips, place the chocolate chips as eyes and a mouth before the chocolate coating has hardened. If using frosting, you can wait until the coating has hardened before adding a mouth and nose.
    Keyword halloween, strawberry ghosts, treats

    Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts

    Healthy Halloween Treats: Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts 

    Tangerines are packed with many nutrients, including vitamin C and vitamin A. They contribute to your overall health, from your cells to your heart and bones.

    Bananas are rich in potassium, which can help regulate nutrients in your body. Additionally, bananas may actually help to lower blood pressure and can potentially reduce the risks of cancer and asthma. 

    tangerine pumpkins and banana ghosts

    Recipe: Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts

    AvatarMaren Nader
    Course Dessert, Snack

    Ingredients
      

    • 4 bananas
    • 24 chocolate chips, regular sized and/or mini
    • 4 tangerines
    • 1 stalk celery

    Instructions
     

    • Peel bananas and cut them in half. Place the cut side down so that the halves stand up.
    • Use small chocolate chips to make the ghost eyes and the large chocolate chips to make the ghost mouths.
    • Peel the tangerines.
    • Cut celery lengthwise into thirds, then across into half-inch pieces. Insert the celery pieces into the tops of peeled tangerines so that they look like pumpkins.
    Keyword halloween, tangerine pumpkins and banana ghosts

    Healthy Halloween Treats: Frankenstein Avocado Toast

    Healthy Halloween Treats: Frankenstein Avocado Toast

    Avocados pack a nutritional punch, and are packed with vitamins C, E, K and B-6, along with many other nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids. Avocados are a healthy fat that have many health benefits, including natural detoxification and a lowered risk of depression and other chronic conditions.

    Frankenstein avocado toast

    Recipe: Frankenstein Avocado Toast

    AvatarMaren Nader
    5 from 1 vote
    Total Time 10 mins
    Course Snack

    Ingredients
      

    • Whole wheat toast
    • Avocado
    • Lemon or lime juice

    Foods to make face:

    • Black olives
    • Red pepper
    • Hardboiled eggs
    • Sliced radishes

    Instructions
     

    • While your bread is in the toaster, mash up the avocado with the lemon or lime juice. Feel free to add salt, pepper and even red pepper flakes for flavoring.
    • Spread the avocado on the toast, then add the veggies and eggs to make a Frankenstein face.
    Keyword frankenstein avocado toast

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    Maren Naderhttps://www.datenightmeals.com
    Maren Auxier is a freelance writer for Pain Resource. She is passionate about helping patients find ways to feel better and live better lives. In her spare time, Maren enjoys exercising, hiking, yoga and cooking.

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