Happy Healthy Halloween!
Happy Healthy Halloween!
BC BOO-berries is serving up some nutritious recipes that will still satisfy your sweet tooth
It may be the season for trick-or-treating, but this is no trick! Although it seems like an oxymoron, you can have a healthy Halloween by cooking with frozen BC Blueberries.
Not all treats have to be chocolate bars, gummy candies, chips, and pop. Even though this Halloween will have its fair share of goodies, try incorporating a sweet ingredient that’s powered by nature, not artificial sugars.
Healthy Halloween Recipes with BC Blueberries
Whether you’re looking to host a haunting party or just get in the spooky spirit, we’ve dressed up a few of our favourite healthy recipes with Halloween-themed decorations for October. Each recipe is still made with frozen BC Blueberries, giving you and your guests enough vitamins, minerals, and energy to make it through an evening of frightening activities!
If you recreate any of these creepy, magical, or ghoulish BC Blueberry treats, make sure to share your creations on socials by tagging @bcblueberries and using #BCBlueberries.
1. Spooky Spread
This fun snack board can include healthy ingredients like veggies, whole wheat bread, nuts and of course, frozen BC Blueberries. A bag of candy eyeballs and ghost cookie cutters to shape your cheese will take your spread to the ‘terrifying’ next level!
2. Ghost Balls
So easy, and so delicious! You can decorate the No Bake BC Blueberry Cocoa Seed Bites with candy eyeballs and in just 10 minutes, you’ll have a fun Halloween-themed snack for a party or lunch boxes.
1 cup (150 g) B.C. blueberries, fresh or frozen
½ cup (75 g) Shredded unsweetened coconut, plus extra ¾ cup for coating
½ cup (75 g) Pitted dates, chopped
½ cup (30 g) Unsalted raw sunflower seeds
⅓ cup (25 g) Dried blueberries
⅓ cup (80 ml) Sunflower or nut butter
¼ cup (25 g) Cocoa powder
2 tbsp (25 g) Flax seeds
2 tbsp (25 g) Hemp hearts
1 tbsp (15 ml) Coconut oil or softened butter
2 tsp (10 ml) Lemon juice
1 tsp (5 ml) Cinnamon
¼ tsp (pinch) Salt
1. In a food processor fitted with the S blade, pulse all the ingredients (scrape down the sides every few pulses) until combined into a crumbly mixture, but not pureed.
2. Remove blade and refrigerate for 15 minutes if mixture seems too moist.
3. Moisten fingers with water and form into 1½” bite-sized balls.
4. Roll in shredded unsweetened coconut to coat.
3. Blueberry Eyeball ‘Blood’ Punch
How about something eerie to drink? A bloody BC Blueberry Punch should do the trick. Prepare the punch recipe and add frozen BC Blueberries into lychees to create the effect of bloody eyeballs.
2 cups (300 g) B.C. blueberries, fresh or frozen, divided
½ cup (100 g) Granulated sugar
2 tbsp (30 ml) Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 cups (480 ml) Cranberry juice, chilled
2 cups (480 ml) Pineapple juice, chilled
1 cup (240 ml) Pure blueberry juice, chilled
1 cup (150 g) Raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 bottle (750 ml) Sparkling wine or club soda, chilled
15 canned lychees (+ ¾ cup of syrup from the can)
1. Gently push a blueberry into the cavity of each lychee, reserve.
2. For the blueberry syrup, boil 1 cup of blueberries with the sugar, lemon juice and 1 cup of water for 10 minutes.
3. Mash the blueberries with a potato masher and strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids. Allow to cool.
4. In a large pitcher, add the cooled syrup, lychee syrup, part of the remaining blueberries, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and raspberries.
5. Serve on ice, topped up with either sparkling wine or club soda.
6. Place frozen BC Blueberries in the center of a lychee and serve one ‘eyeball’ in each blood punch drink.