Hey Loves, lookin for some ideas of Healthy and easy halloween snacks?
Halloween’s here! I’m sure you’re not going to let the lowkey celebrations dampen the Halloween spirit – especially when you can still go all out with the spooky outfits and treats! While you’re busy getting your costumes ready, I thought I’d help you out with some fun ideas for healthy and easy Halloween snacks!
This year, the emphasis is a lot more on living and eating healthy. Taking inspiration from the same, I have come up with Halloween snack recipes with a twist!
The best part of these healthy and easy Halloween snacks recipes is that they totally bring out the Halloween vibe while maintaining the mindful eating factor. Before we begin, we’ll have a little insight into the importance of healthy snacks.
We all love binging on snacks – it’s never one potato chip or one fry, it’s always the whole packet. This is why we need to watch what we consume. Most snacks are processed, oily, and have a lot of sugar and salt content in them.
But does that mean we give up munching on snacks? No! We do have an easy way out to experiment with healthy snacks. This way, we can enjoy the snacks, without worrying about anything!
A healthy snack is high on fiber and low in added fat and sugar. As appealing as sugary and salty snacks are, they’re a big no when it comes to mindful eating. Only sugar and salt-laden snacks are tasty is a complete myth. Especially when there are so many Halloween snack ideas, that are totally lip-smacking and will leave you wanting for more!
You can easily tackle those hunger cravings between two meals by munching on these healthy snacks. It is always better to have a little snack in between meals, rather than starving yourself until the next meal. Choose the right portion of the right snack, and you’re good to go – satisfying yourself without putting on any weight!
The tough part may come when trying to convince kids to choose healthy snacks. But here’s the trick – kids love colorful and crunchy stuff! If you nail this trick, you’re good to go!
Now let’s get started with the recipe – Sweet Potato Hummus. Following our usual drill, we’ll get an insight into the ingredients first.
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This natural sweetener is richer in micronutrients and has much more fiber and lesser calories than a potato. It also has a lower glycemic index, making it blood sugar friendly.
When it comes to fats, protein, and carbs, both types of potatoes have an equal amount. But the nutritional content in sweet potatoes is higher. Similarly, sweet potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, which are missing in potatoes. Hands down, the sweet potato wins over the regular potatoes in so many ways.
What good can these little seeds do? A lot, actually! Sesame seeds are rich in omega fatty acids, making them extremely good for your hair and skin. Loaded with antioxidants, the humble sesame can reverse signs of aging and give you healthy, youthful skin.
The benefits of sesame are many – it aids digestion and helps ease constipation, thanks to the presence of natural oils! Its rich magnesium content also prevents hypertension, whereas polyunsaturated fats help stabilize existing blood pressure issues. Sesame seeds are abundant in calcium and zinc, just what you require to maintain your bone health!
The most interesting part about tahini is that it contains more protein than even milk and nuts! It is a rich source of vitamin B, which is essential to boost energy levels and also optimizes brain functions.
Loaded with vitamin E, tahini cuts down the risk of stroke and heart diseases. It is also a powerhouse of important minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Now, it’s time for the recipe for the Sweet Potato Hummus. Let’s get started!
- 1 large sweet potato (about 1½ pounds), peeled, cut into large pieces (about 3 cups)
- 2 garlic cloves smashed
- 1 pinch Extra-virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
- 3 tbsp pure tahini or tahini butter
- 1 1/2 tsp Pink Himlayan Salt
- 1 unit lime juiced
- 1 pinch Pumpkin Spice
- Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 375°.
- Scatter sweet potato and garlic across a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and toss to coat.
- Roast, tossing halfway through, until garlic is a golden brown and sweet potato is tender and browned in a few spots, 40–45 minutes.
- Let cool slightly, then transfer to a food processor or blender and purée until smooth.
- Add tahini and 1½ tsp—salt and squeeze in the juice from lime; pulse to incorporate. With motor running, gradually add 1 cup water.
- The mixture should be the consistency of hummus; add a little more water if needed. Taste and season with more salt if needed.
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