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.

Halloween Favorites

Diet Frights

Healthy Bites

Here’s Why…

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)
http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/overnight-oats

  • 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.

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