We’re already at the end of October and as per the Christian calendar All Saints Day is approaching. The eve of this religious festival is know as Halloween, which has roots in pagan origins and it’s related with Celtic traditions.
In Italy when I was little, Halloween was basically unheard of, just as it was here in Spain. However, in recent years, as with many other american traditions, its popularity has been growing – so much so that now it’s quite common, as much among children as among adults.
I suppose that as I write a blog about brunch, a tradition typically regarded as coming from the English-speaking world, it makes sense for me to write about Halloween. And so here I am, ready to give you tips for some healthy Halloween recipes for your brunch.
On my Halloween-brunch pinterest board you’ll find a load of recipes, but here I’m just going to include the healthiest – because even on a festive occasion, we need to keep looking after our bodies.
Click on the pics to see the recipes.
1. Frozen boo-nanas
These bananas remind me of the “choco-banano” that I tried in Guatemala, but these ones are just cuter and scarier:
2. Monster apple bites
Smiley monsters, just begging us to eat them:
3. Veggie skeletons
11 vegetables arranged in the shape of a skeleton. Which bone do you want to start with?
4. Egg-skeleton and egg-spider
Of course, brunch couldn’t be without eggs – how’s this idea of giving them the look of a skeleton, or a spider?
5. Grapefruit Jack o’ Lantern
Make the classic Jack o’ Lantern with a grapefruit, and fill it with seasonal fruit.
6. Strawberry ghosts
It might not be the season for strawberries, but I wanted to add these in because these little ghosts are too cute, and the recipe is super easy
7. Apple mummies
A more than simple recipe, but one that’s amazingly effective
8. Scary face
Frankenstein’s face might be scary, but with these vegetables it’s pretty harmless.
9. Eggy eyeballs
Filled eggs, with an unsettling look of eyeballs
10. Another Jack o’ Lantern
Scary faces made with peppers, containing vegetables and salsa
10+1. Chocolate-mousse tombs
This recipe is an addition to the list because I promised you 10 healthy Halloween recipes and this one is an intruder. But it’s chocolate so enough said.
“Seeking the right balance” is my new motto, so how bad can it be to eat a little chocolate alongside so much healthy food? If this is what your body is asking you, just give it to him, as long as it’s in moderation, your body will thank you for it