Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up in costume. Putting on different personas connects us to inner archetypes of of ourselves. What fun to dress up as a princess or witch and experience this inner power.
I have many fabulous halloween memories. Of course we ran around the neighborhood in Queens, NY where I grew up, collecting as much candy as possible. That was certainly fun. When I was in my 20’s we would dress up and go down the block from my restaurant, Arnold’s Turtle, in Greenwich Village to watch famous Halloween Parade. The costumes were spectacular. Later on we lived in Woodstock, NY. We all came into town in costume with our children to trick or treat at the stores then march in the local Halloween parade. My son’s friends would sleep over after and enjoy their candy. Maybe not the most healthy day of their lives but it was fine. We ate really well most of the time. Even though my child is grown up I still go to Woodstock with my friends and dress up for the parade. I don’t like to eat traditional candy, it throws off my blood sugar and I don’t like the way it makes me feel. Instead I choose healthy Halloween sweets.
Here are some of my favorite healthy Halloween sweets. All gluten free and dairy free, using natural sweeteners (photos are from each persons website).
This one has many variations to choose from. Use store bought chocholate or homemade. I like it with the Almond Pumpkin Butter, she has pecans in her recipe but you can use almonds. It you have time soak them for a few hours first.
Body Ecology’s Carrot Cake/ Muffins Sweetened with Lakanto
What is Lakanto
LAKANTO® is made from Erythritol, a sugar alcohol made from fermented glucose from certified non-GMO corn and high-purity Monk Fruit (Luo Han Guo) fruit extract. It contains no flavors, colors, preservatives or additives of any kind. Unlike sugar and the other natural sweeteners, Lakanto does not feed the harmful yeast (candida) and bacteria in your body. Lakanto is even safe for diabetics! And Lakanto, the amazing all-natural sweetener, has:
- Zero calories
- Zero glycemic index
- Zero additives
- No influence on your blood sugar and insulin release
- A one-to-one ratio with sugar — so it’s easy to measure and use
What’s the difference? Taste.
Golden has a flavor similar to brown sugar or molasses.
Classic has a flavor more similar to table sugar.
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This is a good one with only 5 ingredients
Make these with coconut sugar or Lakano
No chocolate here but yum
Just the right amount of chocolate to go with the coconut.
Quick and easy
One of my favorite recipes. A healthy treat, easy to make and yummy!
Please share one of your favorite Halloween memories or treats. I always love hearing from you.