Emmet Rushe shares devilishly delicious recipes for a healthier Halloween.
We are coming into the Halloween break.
It is one of the best times of the year and is great fun for children and adults alike.
People will be having parties to celebrate and there will be all kinds of tricks and treats, especially treats.
I am going to give you some recipes that I usually keep exclusively for my clients, that you can use over the weekend that will be the perfect treat and there won’t be any tricks after eating them.
Butternut Squash Soup
When it is cold outside, this will keep you warm inside
Makes 8 – 12 servings
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 carrots, cut into chunks
- 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced in 2 inch cubes
- 8 cups water or stock
- In a large soup pot, warm the butter
- Caramelize onion in the pot, sautéing 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown
- Add the squash cubes and carrots. Cook for 10 more minutes until the outside of the squash cubes are a bit soft.
- Pour the water over the onion/squash mixture
- Bring entire mixture up to a boil and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes until squash and carrots are soft.
- In a blender, puree soup in very small batches (as not to scorch yourself and have soup splattered on your ceiling) at low, then working up to high speed until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Serve piping hot
Blue Raspberry Zombie Lollies
If your blueberries are super ripe and sweet then feel free to leave out the agave nectar.
Here’s what you need for 6 servings:
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar
- 1 cup raspberries
- Place the blueberries, water and agave nectar in your high speed blender and blend on high for a full minute or until the little pieces of blueberry skin has disappeared and the purple colour is vibrant and uniform.
- Place 2 whole raspberries in each lolly mould then fill with the blueberry mixture. Freeze until solid.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 42 calories, 0g fat, 1mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fibre, and 1g protein.
Pumpkin pie smoothie
This smoothie is a great meal replacement to use at any time of day if you are busy getting your costume ready.
- 2 scoops Vanilla protein powder
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
• ½ cup pumpkin puree
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• ½ tsp nutmeg
• stevia (to taste)
• 5 ice cubes
Notes: Put all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 243 calories, 6g fat, 22g carbohydrates, 10g fibre, 27g protein
Scarily Healthy Pumpkin Pie
(I got this recipe from my own coach. It really is lovely!)
100g Plain Flour
1 Large Egg beaten
1 Can of Pumpkin (425g)
20g Vanilla protein powder
60g Egg Whites
Cinnamon and Nutmeg to Taste (I used a teaspoon of each)
Stevia or Sugar if you want to bump carb content (both optional)
Crust – Rub the flour and butter together until they’re like breadcrumbs, and then gently mix in the beaten egg until you have dough. Put in the fridge for around 30mins to cool. Roll out on a floured board until it’s around the thickness of pound coin and line your pie dish. Blind bake @ 180C for 15mins, allow to cool a little.
Fill – Mix everything together! Place the fill in the pie case and bake for another 40-50mins at 160-180C (depending on your oven) or until a knife comes out clean.
Nutritionals*: Half a pie: 444kcal, 24g Protein, 56g Carbs, and 15g Fat
There you have it.
Some Spooktacularly Healthy Halloween recipes for you to try.
If you are looking for a way to train from home and use techniques like above to help with your weight loss, I have launched my Little Black Dress Challenge program.
You can find out more information through the link below.
We start on November 6th.