Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, mainly because I love fall foods! You may be wondering how a dietitian enjoys a holiday focused on candy and pumpkin baked goods. It’s easier than it seems! Keep reading to learn how to turn your favorite Halloween treats from diet frights to healthy bites.
|Pumpkin Spice Latte or other Coffee Favorites||Whole milk||Skim or 2% Milk||This easy switch saves over 200 calories!|
|Pumpkin Baked Goods||Pumpkin Pie Filling||Pumpkin Puree||Pumpkin puree gives great pumpkin flavor without extra sugar.|
|Snacks||Chips||Pumpkin seeds roasted with olive oil and your favorite seasoning||Pumpkin seeds are a great source of heart healthy fats, fiber, and protein.|
|Late night snacking||Pizza and Chips||Snacking on protein and carbohydrates, like a PB&J or grapes and cheese before Halloween festivities||Planning ahead and can eliminate unwanted calories.|
|Candy||Large bag of candy||Individually wrapped candy||Portion control is a great way to limit the amount of candy consumed.|
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
(Makes 1 serving)
- ½ rolled oats
- ¼ cup low fat yogurt
- ½ cup low fat milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- Pumpkin pie spice (to taste)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Pour into individually portioned container Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in the microwave or eat cold.
*Recipe adapted from http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2016/08/pumpkin-pie-overnight-oats/
Make sure to stop by the Orleans Room on Thursday, October 27th from 5 PM – 8 PM for a Halloween Themed menu.