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Healthy Halloween Ideas

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Aunt Karen has some excellent healthy Halloween ideas.  On Halloween night she gives out small boxes of raisins or small bags of pretzels instead of candy.  (You can also trade in your candy for healthy treats at Earth Fare!)  Karen also doesn’t like to waste her pumpkins so she always cuts her pumpkins on Halloween night, just an hour or so before she wants to display it.  You can also cut it earlier and put in the refrigerator until that night.  Then, after the kids collect their candy, Karen cuts the pumpkins in half and pops them into the oven at 350 degrees for 45 min or until they get soft.  She then lets them cool and peels off the skin off.  Then she runs the pumpkins chunks through the Vitamix and freezes most of it in ice cube trays or small containers.  Some pumpkin puree can go in the fridge for the next week.  You can make soups, sauces, or mix the puree with apple sauce for a golden apple sauce!  You can also add the puree to cookie dough to make pumpkin cookies or add the puree to smoothies!  You can also leave some chunks in the fridge for salads or steam them with other veggies!  The possibilities are endless!

Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

One thought on “Healthy Halloween Ideas

  1. I really like all of those ideas! However, when there are pumpkin cutting play dates for the children two weeks before, that’s not going to work. 😦 Our pumpkin will go to the compost pile. 🙂

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