Halloween may look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy healthier sweet treats! I have some delicious options starting with feel-good low carb desserts.
Low-Carb Cheesecakes and Dough Bites
These keto-friendly cheesecakes and dough bites by Enlightened are the perfect better-for-you Halloween sweet treats. Each creamy mini cheesecake has only 2g of net carbs, 180-220 calories and no added sugar. They are made with an almond flour crust and delightfully decadent toppings plus they are ready to enjoy in minutes. The dough bites are a more snackable option with just 90-110 calories and 2 g of net carbs per serving. They are also gluten-free with no added sugar. You can find the cheesecakes at Publix and Kroger and order both at EatEnlightened.com to ship directly to your door.
Another great sweet treat to make at home this fall is baked apple dessert nachos. Start tossing slices apples with cinnamon and a high heat cooking oil. Transfer your baked apples to a plate and add nutritious toppings like nut butter, dark chocolate chips, low sugar granola, nuts and seeds.
Crunchy Candy Swap
Next I have dietitian-approved Halloween candy swaps starting with a crunchy option that whole foods magazine called the crunchiest snack ever. LOVE CORN is on a mission to make Halloween healthier this year by swapping out traditional candy corn full of sugar and preservatives for the real-deal crunchy corn. These savory crunchy corn kernel snacks are made with simple recognizable ingredients and are plant-based, vegan, gluten free and non-GMO. They come in delicious flavors including sea salt and smoked bbq and are ingredibly versatile. Not only are they great in kids lunchboxes, after sports or in between meals, moms and dads can use them as a salad topper, grab and go snack and better-for-you swap for chips, pretzel and crackers. You can find the Halloween LOVE Variety pack on lovecorn.com and locally at Whole Foods, Walgreens and Kroger.
Sweet Candy Swap
Finally we have a sweet candy swap. That’s It no added sugar fruit bars are made with 1 key ingredient – whole fruit! So they can help satisfy sweet cravings while providing the benefits of whole fruit nutrition including fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The bars make for a convenient grab and go snack or Halloween candy swap. These plant-based snacks are also non-GMO, vegan, gluten free and free of the top major food allergens. You can find them at thatsitfruit.com and on Amazon.