Well folks, one week and counting till Halloween. Which means come November 1st, stores are going to be going Christmas crazy. Can you handle that? Hmmm, I think I’d rather just focus on one month at a time.
Like this month…. I’m excited for Halloween because it means we will officially be in OFF SEASON. One more race this weekend, although we are not sure if the kiwi is racing. Anyway, we have other athletes in town and we will be feeding them and cheering them on. Then it’s time to recoup! Light training, and no more travel till 2015. Goodness we need the rest. It’s been a long season, but more on that later.
Okay, so Halloween. Let’s talk about it. It can be tricky, yes? Haha, pun intended. But really, we want kids to have fun and be part of the event, but we also want to keep them healthy and make “better” choices. Am I right?
So maybe you can have your “treat” and eat it too with these options below. Gluten free and protein packed Halloween Treats. One in Healthy Bite form, because that’s my specialty. And one in muffin form, because their easy to make and to pack for school, breakfast, etc.
Let’s get the ball rollin..Print
I’d say the key to these bites are definitely the chocolate nuttzo! I adore it’s dark chocolate taste! You can see the recipe on their site too. Use code COTTER-15 if you want to order and you’ll get 15% off.
The next Healthy Halloween Treat is made with Flapjacked. Oh and , guess what? I spotted it at our Whole Foods and Sprouts. YAY!! Love using Flapjacked for baking. It’s super fast and delicious!
- ½ cup chocolate peanut flour
- 1/3 cup enjoy life dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 cup Banana Hazelnut Flapjacked Batter (or half oat flour/half protein powder of choice)
- 10-12oz of dark chocolate almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Optional – handful chopped nuts
Super easy! Mix all the ingredients together until smooth. For more dense muffins, use only 1 cup to 10z milk. For lighter fluffy muffin, use 12oz. or more. Pour into oiled muffin cups and bake at 350F for 15 minutes. If you don’t have flapjacked, you can use 1/2 c oat flour and 1/2 cup protein powder. But i would add in 1 tsp baking soda as well. [/print_this]
See, easy and delicious! And for more healthy tricks and treats, check out Amanda’s link up! Some great workouts there as well. I was quite impressed with the pumpkin workout myself. 😉
What’s your go to Halloween treat?
Darn you candy corn pumpkins –> I call them crack corn pumpkins for a reason.