It’s that time of year again and the sugar overload that normally comes along with Halloween can be easy to succumb to! If you are looking for some quick and easy healthier treats to get you through spook night, how about trying these devilishly delicious options:
1. Bug-eyed berries: try swapping out traditional candied fruit with a selection of berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, cape gooseberries) dipped in melted dark chocolate and then cooled in the fridge before serving.
Dark chocolate: Good source of polyphenols and cocoa flavanols, which can help to boost brainpower, lower blood pressure and raise good cholesterol.
Berries: High in antioxidants, Vitamin C and low calorie!
2. ‘Boonana’ ice-cream: cut 4 ripe bananas into chunks, place flat on a tray, cover and freeze for around one hour. Blitz in a food processor adding a few tablespoons of milk to give a creamy texture. Scoop into small bowls and top with toasted almond flakes and melted dark chocolate.
Bananas: A great source of potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
Almonds: Contain healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
3. Peanut butter and celery stick fingers: try loading up some celery sticks with natural peanut butter for an energy filled snack to get the kids (and adults) through the evening’s trick or treating.
Natural Peanut butter: High in healthy fats, protein, and Vitamin E.
Celery: Very rich in Vitamin K, folate, and high in dietary fiber.