Wesley and Ashley Magrini recently participated in a Healthy Hands cooking program at Shelbyville Recreation Center. They enjoyed making the scary teeth and banana mummy.
I usually post my blog on Fridays. But I thought readers might enjoy these recipes-designed to be sugar-free. Of course one is always free to add regular sugar with such fun creations.
With Halloween on Thursday night, it might be advantageous to take some of these to your church or friend parties. Enjoy!
I have fond memories of Halloween. I know these days the annual spook day gets a bad rap. But we had some great church events and family fun in my day. It can be a fun night of family memories. I have a lot.
Please enjoy these recipes from my friend Rebecca Heid of Lynchburg who presented a Halloween sugar-free cooking event recently at Shelbyvillle Parks and Recreation Department. Healthy Hands also has a recipe for making jack-o-lanterns out of orange bell peppers. Who knew!
A certified Healthy Hands instructor, Rebecca's instructional classes are called “Heid's Homestead Creations.” Recipes are from her Healthy Hands collection.
Watch the Shelbyville Parks and Recreation Center postings for more classes in the future.
Rebecca notes, “I'm so excited to be able to share this wonderful program with our community. Fighting childhood obesity by teaching kids how to enjoy healthy foods is something I am so passionate about.”
During such classes, also held at Moore County Public Library, Rebecca introduces kids to simple cooking techniques. Do they lick the spoon, well, we're not saying, after all, it's Halloween!! Trick-or-treat!!
SCARY APPLE TEETH
1 serving size
1 red apple, washed and sliced
Peanut butter (or sunbutter, almond butter, etc. if nut allergies exist)
Toppings for teeth (such as slivered almonds, raisins, string cheese, etc).
Wash and core one red apple-best if use professional apple corer.
Cut each slice into two more slices.
Spread nut/seed butter onto each slice of apple and press slices to form a mouth.
Use assorted toppings to attach scary teeth by pressing topping into the nut/seed butter.
Time: 10-15 Minutes
1. Wash, dry and cut top off pepper.
2. Using fingers, remove inside veins and seeds.
3. Wash inside and pat dry.
4. Using a small, safe, pumpkin carver tool, cut out eyes and mouth.
5. Fill pepper with washed/dried grapes.
6. Place small drop of honey on a few of the top grapes. Glue eyes to the top grapes.
Recommendation: Serve peppers and grapes with The Great Pumpkin Patch Dip.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH DIP
1 (15 oz) can organic pumpkin puree
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese softened (or plant based alternative)
1/3 cup maple syrup (100% organic) or Stevia to sweeten
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
1 tsp. organic pumpkin pie spice
organic raw fruits and veggies, cleaned and cut
pitas and pretzels (optional)
Place ingredients in a bowl and stir with a spoon until very smooth. Serve dip with a variety of raw fruits, veggies and pita triangles or pretzels.
*Dairy products can be substituted with plant based alternative products.