Just as with new adventures and experiences, trying new foods should be approached with heightened attention to your senses. Halloween is the perfect time to explore new textures and flavors, especially if you have little ones at home. This candy-focused holiday doesn’t just need to be about indulging your sweet tooth. Remember to appreciate all of the beautiful colors and flavors that Fall has to offer, and turn some everyday favorite foods into festive spooky munchies with just a little creative brain power. Mozzarella and black olive eyeballs in your pasta, anyone?!
The Sound Dietitians team shared some of our tricks and treats with families this past Saturday at Verdant Community Wellness Center. We had fun concocting a bubbling potion to show off some wonders of food science and engaged in a mindful eating exercise to fully showcase the goodness of “nature’s candy.” Little werewolf paws helped in creating the recipes below and monstrous appetites were appeased!
We hope you enjoy a safe and healthful Halloween!
Spider Egg Chia Pudding
Enjoy this ooey-gooey fiber packed treat! Chia seed is a delight both to eat and experiment with. The seeds can rapidly absorb liquids in as little as 10 minutes and GROW about 10 times their size in the process! This allows us to enjoy chia as a slippery, pudding- like treat, or as a replacement for eggs in egg-free baking. Don’t forget to try your own experiments with chia pudding at home with other chopped fruit or flavorings like almond extract, cinnamon, or cocoa powder. (Disclaimer: no spiders were harmed in the development of this recipe.)
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