A Health-tastic Halloween

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Veggie Skeletons

PSX_20161025_160840My grandma used to trick us into eating more veggies by making them in Carroty-Ann or Carroty-Andy. Put a twist on the usual veggie bowl with this spooky twist.

You’ll need:

  • Veggie dip
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Red peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Pea pods
  • Lettuce
  • Olives

Directions:

  • Put the veggie dip in a small bowl and place at the top of a long plate (for the head)
  • Use a celery stick for the neck and baby carrots for the arms, mushrooms make the hands
  • Cucumber slices create the spine and red pepper slices are the ribs. Use the mushrooms again for the hips, celery for the legs and pea pods for the feet
  • Give the skeleton some hair with lettuce, olives for the eyes, and a sliver of red pepper for the mouth

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds make a delicious and handy snack.

When I was a kid I used to love Halloween because after we carved the pumpkins, we got to roast the pumpkin seeds and I’d have the best snack ever for a couple weeks. Turns out pumpkin seeds are packed with tons of nutrients. A half cup of pumpkin seeds can contain up to 92% of your daily recommended intake of magnesium. Magnesium helps muscles to relax and keeps our bones strong. They are packed with lots of protein and fibre and contain L-Tryptophan which can help boost your mood.

Check out some of these tasty pumpkin seed recipes.

A Haunted Workout

Burn off those Halloween treats and be ready to run from ghosts, goblins, and ghouls (oh my!) with this workout. Complete 1 minute of each exercise. Complete 2-3 sets of the circuit, rest for 1-2 minutes between each set.

  • Pumpkin Lunges (lunge + twist)
  • Croc Walk
  • Skeleton Jacks (Jumping jacks)
  • Pumpkin Toss (Underhand med ball throw)
  • Bat Wings (Lateral raises)
  • Mummy walk (Side steps with bands)
  • Superman so
  • Spider-Man’s
  • Zombie Run (jogging/running)

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