Healthy Halloween Snacks!
Halloween is a fall favorite among most people, with dressing up, and gorging yourself on candy! However, its not as fun for our waistlines! Below are 2 recipes, one for a drink, and one for a healthy snack that is fall and Halloween themed! All the Halloween fun without as much impact on your weight loss goals!
1. Mexican Pumpkin Punch
Time: 35 minutes (Prep: 20 minutes, Cook 15 minutes)
Ingredients: 2 cups packed dark brown sugar, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 29 ox. Can pure pumpkin, 2 limes, Pineapple chunks or pecans for serving (optional)
Directions: Combine 12 cups water, the brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot and bring it to boil (medium high heat) until sugar dissolves. Stir in the pumpkin and return to a simmer. Remove the zest from limes in wide strips using a veggie peeler, add zest to pot and simmer 15 minutes. Let cool, then refrigerate until liquid is cold and pumpkin pulp settles to bottom (~2-3 hrs.) Ladle the liquid into a strainer over a pitcher to remove the pulp and zest. Discard pulp and lime zest, and return cinnamon sticks to the punch.
** If you’re feeling extra adventurous, add some pineapple or pecans, and a splash of rum!
2. Chocolate Dipped Fruit
Time: 20 minutes (Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 5 minutes)
Ingredients: 4 oz. bar of Dark Chocolate, Dried mango or Papaya pieces.
Directions: Finely chop a 4 oz. bar of dark chocolate; microwave on 50% power until almost melted (~2 minutes). Stir until smooth, and dip dried mango or papaya pieces in the chocolate, and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Chill until set (~10 minutes)
Enjoy your snacking this holiday season! And as always, visit us at skinnyjane.com for information about our supplements, weight loss shakes, and vitamins to keep you on track with your weight loss and fitness goals!