Boost Brain Power With These Spooky Halloween Treats
It’s easy to associate Halloween with all the sweet treats. Candied apples and caramel popcorn. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Not to mention all the candy we strikeout to collect on Halloween night. But there’s no reason our snacks can’t be both delicious and healthy. Here are three ways to get creative and spooky, while feeding our brain.
Squishy Bug Gut Snacks (Bacon And Avocado Stuffed Peppers)
This snack is a mixture of sweet, salty, hot, and crunchy, causing an explosion of flavors in our mouth. The squishy bug guts are made from the brain enhancing avocado. Rich in Vitamins E and K, along with a healthy serving of Potassium, these guts are excellent for improving blood circulation, lowering blood pressure, and keeping the nerve cells in our brain happy and healthy.
You’ll need sweet baby peppers, lime or lime juice, bacon, lots of avocados, a little bit of hot sauce, and salt and pepper. After cooking the bacon, cut the peppers in half (scooping out the seeds), and place face down on the pan. Cook until tender. Mash avocados, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl, stirring in the crumbled bacon. Let the peppers cool and fill with these squishy guts.
Add some spooky flair by putting two small sour cream drops with diced black olive bits in the middle for eyes. You can add more vegetables for antennae, arms, legs, or even wings underneath the pepper bodies.
Skeleton man with brain dips
Give the kids a veggie-filled plate that screams Halloween fun. Filled with nutrient-dense vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli, sweet peppers, and more, this snack will boost brain cognition, improve memory, sharpen focus, and elevate our mood. To exercise the brain, even more, let the kids arrange the vegetables into their own monstrous creations.
There are numerous options for brain healthy brain dips. Creamy avocado dips are easy to make by mixing greek yogurt, an avocado, cilantro, salt, and a bit of lime. Add a pop of color by taking steamed beets and mixing them with olive oil, greek yogurt, salt, and dill. For skeletons made of fruit limbs instead of veggies, we can give them some sweeter brains by mixing greek yogurt, peanut butter, and a dash of cinnamon.
The possibilities for healthy brain dips are endless with different flavors and types of hummus, spinach and artichoke dip, black bean dips, and more. This snack is guaranteed to get creative juices flowing as monsters can be made, eaten, and remade again and again. And with a variety of brain dips, this snack is versatile and easy.
Halloween Snack Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail
Not all candy corn has to be bad. In fact, this fun snack has all the sweetness without the processed sugar, making this the perfect way to satisfy those sweet cravings. By recreating the trio of colors using stacked fruits in a jar, we can give our brain the nutrients it needs to enhance our cognition and improve our memory.
Chop up some orange and pineapples. Layer them in a bowl or jar, starting with pineapple at the bottom and the oranges in the middle. Top the fruit off with a swirl of low-fat yogurt.
Take Halloween treats to a new level by adding spooky, brain-healthy snacks to the mix. Kids of all ages can boost their creativity by coming up with ways to make meals and snacks both healthy and monstrous, bringing the spirit of Halloween to every meal.