Most parents try to curb their kids’ sugar intake only to have their efforts wasted during Halloween. The season of trick-or-treat is coming, so what should parents do? Steer away from added sugar such as high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar and palm sugar and emphasize fruits and milk that contain natural sugar.
Here is a list of healthy, delicious and sugar-free treats that you can make for your children this Halloween night.
1. Wash and peel watermelon using a fruit peeler.
2. Using a thin, sharp knife, cut a small size at the bottom so it can sit stable.
3. Make a straight cut at the middle and make thin carvings similar to the image.
Sugar-free Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup pumpkin, unsweetened
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup xylitol
1 Tbsp orange extract
1 Tbsp water
1 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (You can use almond flour or oat flour)
3-4 scoops stevia extract (each scoop is 1/32 tsp)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375. Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl.
Add flour, baking soda and the seasonings until thoroughly combined.
Scoop the cookie dough using a 2-tbsp. muffin scoop.
Place the cookie dough on a baking sheet and back for 8 to 10 minutes or until it turns slightly brown.
Recipe adapted from https://www.feastingonfruit.com/4-ingredient-caramel-apples-sugar-free-raw-vegan/
3 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup dried white mulberries
1 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
1 cup water
1. Process the mulberries until it is broken into crumbly textures.
2. To make the caramel, blend the dates with water until it turns smooth.
3. Using the stick inserted on the apples, dip the apples into the caramel mixture and roll them in the mulberries.
4. Immediately refrigerate to firm caramel.
Fruity Witches Brew Pudding
1 tbsp ground pepita seeds
1 tsp honey
½ cup yogurt
1 over-ripe banana
Some fresh spinach
2 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tablespoon coconut oil
Lemon juice (from one lemon)
some green grapes
Combine ground flax and pepita seeds and set aside.
Place the serving glasses and dab some honey on the edges of the glasses.
Flip the glasses over into the ground pepita and flax.
Combine the rest of the ingredients except for grapes into the food processor until smooth.
Pour the blended mixture into the serving glasses and place the grapes.
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe adapted from https://www.bakingbeauty.net/sugar-free-pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe/
2 cups milk
2 tbsp canned pumpkin
3 to 4 packets Stevia
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
½ cup strongly brewed coffee, hot
cinnamon sticks (if desired)
Heat milk, pumpkin, and stevia over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Do NOT boil. Remove from heat.
Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and brewed coffee.
Divide into 2 mugs.
Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice and a cinnamon stick on top if desired.