Healthy Halloween Treats

The holiday season is approaching, meaning that we'll soon be bombarded with treats and other unhealthy foods. This all starts with Halloween. Candies, caramel apples, decorative cupcakes and more surround us. Sometimes it can be hard to turn down these delicious and spooky looking treats. Instead of spending the holiday constantly saying no to every treat that passes by, try some of these healthy alternatives.Pumpkin Dip

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This is very simple to make and goes with nearly everything. Instead of filling your body with sugar, you’ll be providing it with a large dose of vitamin A and fiber. It tastes best to dip apple slices in it, but you can use essentially anything. The recipe calls for the following:

  • 6 oz of ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Monster EyesThese spooky biscuits will be a hit at every Halloween party. They are savory and fun to make. The recipe calls for:

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound pork sausage (you can replace with turkey or chicken)
  • 10 oz of extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 54 pimiento-stuffed olives

Little Monster Cupcakes

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Sure, most cupcakes are going to be made with a lot of calories and sugar that isn’t good for you. If you follow our recipe, you won’t have to feel guilty about eating one. The recipe calls for:

  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 4 oz of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of shortening
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • Assorted food coloring
  • Assorted tubes of icing
  • Assorted candy including licorice, mini M&Ms, mini marshmallows and gummy candies

Spiced Apple CiderTo complete your ghoulish meal, you’ll want something to wash it all down. This drink is a great source of energy prior to hours walking up and down the neighborhood with your kids. It has less than 200 calories, but is tasty enough for the kids to enjoy as well. The recipe calls for:

  • Lemon rinds
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
  • 20 cloves
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • ⅛ teaspoon of allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ cup of applejack

By eating these healthy alternatives this Halloween, you won’t be jeopardizing all the progress you have made with your health. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, you’ll want to be sure to get regular imaging scans to be sure you are disease-free. The Las Vegas radiology professionals will provide quality care during your annual scans. For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of the six locations, contact the desert radiology Las Vegas experts at Steinberg Diagnostic by calling 702.732.6000.

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