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Spooktacularly healthy Halloween treats

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Halloween may be a time for fun frights, but that doesn’t mean you have to load up your kids with scary amounts of sugary treats. With the right all-natural substitutes or simply through the use of organic produce, Halloween sweets can be easy on the waistline as well as your teeth.

And with the help of refrigerators like the Electrolux NutriFresh range, the organic produce which forms the basis for many traditional Halloween foods can be kept fresher for longer. Its Nutrilight feature can even increase the vitamin content in fruits and vegetables.

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

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A vegan pumpkin muffin isn’t just healthier for kids, it can also be a delicious treat for those with gluten or diary intolerance.

Vegan pumpkin muffins can be made with coconut milk instead of regular milk, and almond flour instead of wheat flour. They’re not only sugar-free, but can be consumed by kids with gluten or dairy intolerance.

To spice things up, you can have fun with the frosting — which can also be made dairy- and gluten-free — and decorate your cupcakes with spider webs or tiny ghosts.

Popcorn Balls

A traditional Halloween treat, popcorn balls can be made healthy if the right ingredients are used.

Simply buy popcorn kernels and use an air popper to make the base. Make sure to use organic ingredients for the rest of your recipe. You can make cherry, pumpkin cranberry, peanut butter and banana blueberry flavoured popcorn balls.

Candy Apples

Candy Apple
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Try using smaller organic apples in the traditional candy apple treat – few can finish a typical large one anyway.

Even though they’re “half healthy”, kids love candy apples. Make yours healthier by buying smaller organic apples and using organic white chocolate as the base for the candy coating.

Instead of food colouring, use a tiny bit of turmeric powder or carrot juice — it packs just as much of a punch, without the preservatives.

If you’re preparing these treats to give away during trick or treating, it’s always a good idea to wrap your homemade treats individually. This prevents them from making a gooey mess at the bottom of a bag of treats.

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