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Happy, Healthy Vegan Halloween Recipes (Candy, Too!)

October 20, 2012 LYT By:
LYT

At LYT, we find traditional Halloween candy to be too spooky for our bodies so we found healthy vegan Halloween Recipes that would take the “trick” out of our treats.  Whether you’re hosting a ghoulish Halloween soiree or want a healthy spin on Halloween candy for the little ghosts and witches at your house, we think you’ll love the delicious, healthy recipes and vegan Halloween candy links below. 

 

HEALTHY VEGAN HALLOWEEN RECIPES – Take the “trick” out of treat!

 

Holiday traditions are not only fun, they’re an important way to bond with family and friends year after year.  This Halloween, play a round of apple bobbing with fresh apples and conclude with a healthy, vegan, Halloween Candy Caramel Apple recipe.

 

This kid-friendly way of bobbing for apples is done without the water & all the mess by suspending them from string. Remember, no hands allowed!

 

CANDY CARAMEL APPLES

(“Healthy Halloween Treats,” inspired by Dr. Ritamarie)

 

Ingredients: 

1 cup dates (pitted and unsoaked)

1/4 – 1/2 cup almond milk (or coconut milk other nut milk or of your choice)

1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)

1 dash sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or 1 inch vanilla bean, scraped

3-4 apples, depending on size

 

Preparation: 

1. Mix all ingredients (except the apples) in a blender until smooth.

2. Start with 1/4 cup almond milk or other variety and add until consistency is such that apples can be dipped.

3. Insert a popsicle stick into the center top of each apple.

4. Dip in caramel sauce.

5. Refrigerate until caramel solidifies

 

 

We love these raw, candy treats.  With cute Halloween shapes, they can be wrapped individually or spread on a Jack-o-lantern platter to add big grins to your party.

 

PEPPERMINT PATTIES

(Inspired by “The Live Food Factor,” Susan E. Schenck, Victoria BidWell)

 

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate, blend in food processor until creamy:

2 avocados

1 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup raw coconut butter

1 cup maple syrup, raw agave (or honey for a vegetarian option)

 

For the White minty layer, blend in food processor:

3 cups shredded dehydrated coconut (raw if possible)

1/3 maple syrup, raw agave (or honey for a vegetarian option)

1 drop of pure organic peppermint oil

 

Preparation:

1. Spread a thin layer of coconut mix for the peppermint part on the bottom of a container like a pie dish or in small store-bought molds

2. Top it with a thin layer of chocolate 

3. Freeze

4. Use Halloween shaped cookie cutters to create frighteningly delicious and healthy vegan candy (you can flip them over once cut and top another layer of chocolate and refreeze)

 

A healthy Halloween recipe never looked better!  Easy, delicious and super cute, these party favorites will dress up even the spookiest menu.  

 

BANANA GHOSTS

(“Healthy Halloween Treats,” inspired Dr. Ritamarie)

 

Ingredients:

Bananas

Lollipop or popsicle sticks

Chocolate dipping sauce

 

Preparation:

1. Cut bananas in half

2. You can cut the bottom of each banana half in a zig-zag design so that it looks like the bottom of a ghost

3. Push a stick carefully through the middle of the banana lengthwise, far enough so that there is a big enough handle to hold while eating

4. Place bananas on a cookie sheet or other tray large enough to hold them.

5. Use one of the sticks to carve out eyes and a mouth

6. Fill the eye and mouth holes with chocolate dipping sauce and place the tray in the freezer

 

For the Chocolate Dipping Sauce, blend in food processor until creamy:

2 avocados

1 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup raw coconut butter

1 cup maple syrup, raw agave (or honey for a vegetarian option)

 

 

Creepy, crawly, raw, and delicious, this vegan Halloween candy recipe will delight adults and children of all ages. 

 

CHOCOLATE SPIDERS

(“Healthy Halloween Treats,” inspired by Dr. Ritamarie)

 

Ingredients:

1/8 cup unrefined raw coconut oil

1/4 cup raw, organic coconut butter (Artisana brand)

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/4 cup maple syrup, raw agave (or honey for a vegetarian option)

1/4 cup water or nut milk

 

Preparation: 

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add more water or nut milk if it is too thick

2. Copy a spider shape that you like as many times as possible on a piece of paper (or you can use a small store-bought mold).

3. Place paper on a cookie sheet and place wax paper over it

4. Fill pastry bag with chocolate sauce and trace the spider shapes with the chocolate

5. Freeze and enjoy!

 

VEGAN HALLOWEEN CANDY – Readymade for trick-or-treaters everywhere!

 

Looking for individually wrapped vegan Halloween candy to treat visiting werewolves and princesses in your neighborhood?  Here are some links to our favorites:

One Lucky Duck: Sarma and her crew have some raw-vegan-spooky-licious treats for you including her NEW Halloween Macaroons!


   

 

Nib Mor – Jennifer & Heather use organic, vegan, no refined sugar, gluten, or GMO in their delicious chocolate bars (over 90% raw). Check out their drinking chocolate, too! 

Raw Chocolate Love – Shimoun lovingly hand-crafts these outstanding raw, organic chocolates. Check out these Special Chocolate Halloween “Pumpkins”! Available online and at LYT Yay! 

 

Sweet Riot – Sarah’s high quality, premium all natural vegan chocolate that’s good for you and good for the earth!  Comes in bars and these adorable little nibs packaged in tiny tins.

As LYT Method colon hydrotherapists here in NYC, we’ll be using these healthy vegan Halloween recipes to make our urban Halloween happier, healthier, and definitely delicious! No matter where you live, we hope you enjoy them, too! Happy Halloween!

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How to Nurture a Healthy Relationship with Food

August 20, 2012 LYT By:
LYT

Did you know how we eat has a tremendous impact on how we feel physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? Nurturing a healthy relationship with food can be a continually evolving process. Cultivating healthy food habits is often an overwhelming process because there are numerous methods, and a lot of information available. Here are some suggestions on how to get started nurturing a healthy relationship with food.

Healthy Food Habits: Awareness & Simplicity

  • Eat mindfully: Eat when you can focus on your food and how it affects your body. Don’t rush. Chew thoroughly.
  • Eat only when hungry: Be aware of the desire to eat out of emotional need.
  • Eat real food: Avoid foods that are processed or packaged. They perpetuate the cycle of food addiction.

Support System: No Need To Go It Alone!

  • No one changes their relationship with food and develops healthy food habits on their own.
  • Find a health coach: An experienced coach should provide guidelines and tools for developing a healthy relationship with food.
  • Set goals and be accountable: A health coach can help you set realistic goals.
  • Be honest with yourself: Start a food journal. Write down what and when you eat and drink and problem areas and patterns will be evident. For example, do you eat out of boredom or in stressful situations?
  • Take small steps: Small, incremental changes over the long term will be more beneficial than huge leaps and extremes. Set realistic goals!
  • Support yourself with emotional work: Looking at food habits encourages us to confront emotional issues. It is important to have help when issues come to the surface.

Chew On This

Including raw foods & vegetable juices, and implementing food combining principles will complement any other strategies for developing healthy food habits.

Get colonics – Colon hydrotherapy can help you form a healthy relationship with food because cleaner cells will make it easier to shift bad habits and cravings.

Talk to LYT colonic therapists – LYT therapists can give you information on healthy food habits, which are specific to your needs and lifestyle.

Read more about colonics at LYT, meet our wonderful colonic therapists, and learn about the amazing benefits of colon hydrotherapy so you can begin your healthy relationship with food starting at your very next meal!

 

 

 

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