Put away the plastic-wrapped, store-bought sugar bombs, and try these healthy vegan Halloween treats instead! With your help, these recipes are simple and kid-friendly!
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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A classic treat that will fill your home with the toasty aroma of fall!
Seeds from 1 medium pumpkin (about ½ cup)
1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Scoop out pumpkin seeds into a colander.
Remove the leftover stringy bits by running the pumpkin under cold water.
Spread seeds on a tea towel to dry.
Put seeds in bowl and toss with olive oil and salt.
Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake at 275ºF for 20 to 25 minutes.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
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A great way to start your day – Halloween or any day!
1/4 cup organic pureed canned pumpkin
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup rolled whole oats
1/2 frozen ripe banana
1 medjool date, pitted
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
3 ice cubes
Add all ingredients into blender.
Blend on high for 45 seconds – 1 minute.
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This raw vegan sauce is perfect for dipping fruit or pouring over vegan ice cream.
4 tablespoons carob powder
½ cup almond milk
2 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons maple syrup
Put carob powder in a bowl and slowly add almond milk whisking well to avoid lumps.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and refrigerate.
Homemade Halloween treats are an eco-friendly option, with less consumption, packaging and waste. Say no to conventional Halloween candy and try healthy, vegan alternatives this year – your body will thank you!
About the Author :
After interning at Chez Panisse, Jenn Chic cooked up a new career for herself. Already a trained chef and photographer, she began to write about all things food related. Her stories and photographs have appeared in Swerve, Edible Toronto, Western Living & Vanmag online. Wherever she goes, the scent of fresh baking is close by. Her cooking blog is www.jennchiccooks.com and photo blog is www.jennchic.com.
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