Halloween is not just a time for children. Adults need to have some fun too and there’s nothing like have a Halloween party. However, without a child’s metabolism, we need to watch our calorie intake. Here’s a couple of great Halloween Recipes that I love. They’re festive, low-calorie and most importantly delicious.
Non-stick cooking spray
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour or wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly pack brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin or 15 ounces of fresh pumpkin prepped for cooking (fresh tastes better)
½ cup applesauce
Egg substitute or egg white to equal 2 whole eggs
¼ cup fat free milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or carob chips
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
Halloween Candy (candy corn, pumpkins, etc…)
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 15 ½ ” x 10 ½” baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and salt. Slowly add in pumpkin, applesauce, eggs and milk until blended. Don’t over mix. Stir in raisins and chocolate chips, if desired. Pour evenly into baking pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. In small bowl, prepare the icing by combining powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of the milk. Mix until smooth. Carefully add additional fat-free milk to reach a creamy consistency. Drizzle over the brownies, cut into squares and decorate with a piece or two of candy. Serve brownies on a festive Halloween platter or in Halloween bowls with Ice Cream!
CUBAN STYLE BLACK BEAN DIP
This low-calorie, low-fat party dip is perfect for Halloween with its exciting colors and quick prep time.
1 16 oz can black beans drained
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup red onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ cup low fat sour cream
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Mix until and creamy smooth. Chill until ready to serve. Spoon mixture into decorative bowl and garnish it with a good dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro. Serve with yellow and blue tortilla chips and fresh veggies. Makes approximately 2 ½ cups. Enjoy!