Halloween is around the corner. Houses are getting full of pumpkins, streets are crowding with vampires and the atmosphere is getting cooler than ever 🎃🔥🦇🔮 !
Traditionally, Halloween is a super mega sweet celebration. You could celebrate it the American way, with candies loaded with tons of sugar, processed sweet and lots of chocolates. Or the Spanish way (been more popular the All Saints Day, 1st November) with fried profiterols, candies made with marzipan or sweet potato balls packed with icing sugar. Either way this specific holiday is freighted with unhealthy foods, tons of sugar, refined flours and processed food, which we all know they are not very good for our health.
Would you prefer to have fun on the same time you are taking care of your health? You are in the right place! If you are looking for a healthier take on a trick or treat sweet or just thinking about making something deliciously scary for Tuesday night, I have collected some ideas that I hope, they get you into the creative mood.
A classic guacamole with bat tortilla chips. You could opt for buying ones and cut them with a cookie cutter, or if you can, make the tortillas yourself!
Don’t need to get too busy in the kitchen for having a delicious Halloween. Just stick a couple of eyes and a scary black mouth to your glass and enjoy it with a white yummy drink. Chai latte or a banana shake could be a great option. I recently tried one with banana, almond milk and almond butter, just amazing!! Although you could also go just for sticking the mouth and eyes to a white cup and enjoy your morning tea in it 😉
Healthy Panellets – Catalan Bliss Balls
Panellets are a traditional Catalan sweet eaten for Halloween and the All Saints Day. The original version is loaded on sugar, and I wonder, if almonds are sweet potatoes (its principal ingredients) are naturally sweet, why should we add sugar to it? This version is healthier and much lower in sugar than the classic ones.
Happy Healthy Halloween 🎃🦇!!
Scary guacamole with Bat chips
- 2 large avocados
- 1 lemon juiced
- cherry tomatoes diced
- red onion thinly diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander chopped
- freshly cracked black pepper
Pipped the avocados and place the flesh into a bowl. With a fork mash them.
Add remaining ingredients and combine. Adjust seasoning.
With a bat cookie cutter, cut the tortilla chips. Heat a pan over medium heat and toast the bat tortillas.
- 1 banana frozen
- 200 ml almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- maca powder for extra energy
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
A healthier version of the classic Catalan Panellets
- 500 grams almond flour
- 1 egg
- 200 grams sweet potato baked and peeled
- 1 egg
- 150 grams pinenuts or
- shredded coconut or
- flaked almonds
Mash the sweet potato with a fork.
Whisk the two eggs. Add almond flour and mashed sweet potato. Mix well until combine. Leave to rest in the fridge over night.
Make little balls (15-20 grams).
In another bowl, mix an egg with your desired cover. and roll in the pinenuts, flaked almonds or shredded coconut.
Bake at 220ºC for 10 minutes or until golden.