Nutrition & Beauty

Trick or Treat!

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Halloween is coming! This means pumpkin carving, sugary treats, scary films and gory yet realistic makeup for those annual Halloween dress up parties! We’ve put together a few fun and slightly healthy Halloween recipe ideas you need to try. If you want less food and more preparing your skin for Halloween, click here.

In keeping with the colour of Halloween – orange – we thought we should maybe try to incorporate that delicious fruit.

Ingredients: Oranges (satsuma/apricots ) and dark chocolate

  1. Peel a satsuma.
  2. Carefully break it into its natural segments.
  3. Melt down some dark chocolate.
  4. Dip half of each segment into the melted chocolate.
  5. Place each chocolate dipped segment onto a bake sheet, on a tray.
  6. Place them into the fridge to harden.

For something with a little bit of crunch… These balls of goodness taste delicious and are easy to rustle up as a snack.

Ingredients: Rice crispy cereal, Apples, Chunky Peanut Butter, White Chocolate (for decoration)

As the cereal and chunky peanut butter are pretty much done for you, so let's focus on prepping our apples.

  1. Peel and remove the core of your apple. Depending on the consistency you want, you can cut tiny chunks of the apple or peel it thinly and further chop those peels up.
  2. Add the cereal, apple pieces and chunky peanut butter into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix till the ingredients are evenly dispersed amongst each other. TIP: depending on preference, you can replace the peanut butter with melted marshmallow. Both work well as a combining agent.
  4. This is when your hands gets dirty! Form small balls and, using a spoon or a thin piping bag, decorate the cereal balls with melted white chocolate that you can drizzle on.
  5. Refrigerate it for 15/20 minutes (if you used peanut butter) or 20/25 minutes (if you used marshmallow).

A savoury snack, as we all can't survive on just sugar. It's an all-time favourite and a healthy alternative - sweet potato!

Ingredients: Sweet Potato and herbs (pepper, salt, paprika, rosemary and thyme)

  1. Give your sweet potato a scrub under the water to remove any dirt.
  2. Next, peel and slice. (I recommend you don't go too thick or thin with your slices.
  3. Give it another quick rinse.
  4. Next, add it to your baking tray. Lightly coat the sweet potato in olive oil or sunflower oil.
  5. Sprinkle on a healthy dose of salt, pepper, rosemary and a sprig of thyme if you have it handy. Make sure all the sweet potato chunks are covered in the herbs.
  6. Place the tray into the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until they're crispy enough.
  7. Once out, season with a big pinch of paprika and enjoy!