Can you believe it’s that time of year already? Halloween is just around the corner so now is the time to find those festive holiday recipes that your family will eat, but that are also good for them. After all Halloween is one of the most favorite holidays observed because it boosts sweet treats galore, plus it’s observed for nearly the entire month of October. Here are some recipes that are sure to be a hit among your goblins, gremlins, and ghosts alike, regardless of their age. The best part is these recipes will not only have your munchkins drooling, they won’t even realize they are eating healthy!
Breakfast Muffin Creatures: Send your loved ones off to face the day with a hearty breakfast by spicing up the age-old favorite English Muffin! It is easy and will soon become a household favorite mimicking a decorated sugar cookie! Lightly toast an English Muffin, spread with cream cheese, and create a ‘face’ using fresh fruit. A couple raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries will make great eyes and nose and can easily be strung together for a smile, starting the day off with a happy meal!
Turkey Eyeballs: Picture your family sitting down to a dinner that is staring back at you! It’s sure to enhance the dinner conversation as well as the food consumption! What do you need to add to your Calderon you ask? 1 pound lean ground turkey, ¼ cup pesto. ¼ cup Italian style breadcrumbs, ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese, 1-teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, one can of sliced black olives, and 3 cups marinara sauce. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and let’s mix this delicious dish! Mix everything except the marinara sauce into a bowl and thoroughly mix with your hands. Using about 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture per meatball, roll into balls and place on a wax paper lined pan. Gently press one black olive slice into the top of each meatball, rolling it once in your hand to make sure it is secure. Pour the marinara sauce into a 9X9-baking pan and top with the meatballs. Cover the pan with foil and bake until the meatballs are no longer pink and are firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Serve and beware of the eyes following you to dinner!
Orange Vanilla Potion: This drink is sure to steer your super heroes and princesses away from sugary soda drinks at the table. All you need is 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped into thirds, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon pure orange extract, and 1 teaspoon Agave nectar. Simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend on low to medium speed until smooth, chill and serve! Magic potions have never been this easy or tasted this good!
Make the most of your meals this Halloween season, in a healthy way! Skimping on the sugar doesn’t have to mean bypassing the holiday fun! Wishing you a happy Halloween season from the Tae Bo® Fitness Family to yours!