Trick or Treat: Healthy, Protein Packed Halloween Treats
Halloween doesn’t mean you have to abandon your healthy eating habits altogether. Continue getting your protein fix this spooky season with these fun, protein-packed Halloween treats.
Adding extra protein during the day is a great Halloween trick for keeping your energy levels and cravings sustained and satisfied throughout the day.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie
Whip up a protein-packed pumpkin spice smoothie by blending together pumpkin puree, Flavor & Fettle’s vanilla plant based protein powder, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. It's a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of fall while getting an extra protein boost.
Protein-Packed Pumpkin Seeds
After carving your Halloween pumpkin, don't discard the seeds. Roast them with a bit of olive oil, salt, and your favorite seasonings. Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic source of plant-based protein, and they make for a satisfying and crunchy snack.
Monster Protein Smoothie
Blend up a monster-themed protein smoothie that's both nutritious and fun. Use Flavor & Fettle’s plant-based vanilla protein powder, spinach for the green color, and a banana or avocado for creaminess. Add a few drops of green food coloring to enhance the eerie effect. Serve in a spooky glass with a straw for added fun.
Witch's Brew Hummus
Serve up a witch's brew of protein-packed hummus with a side of veggie "witch fingers." Turn your hummus green with a few added drops of green food coloring to really play into the theme. Serve with carrot or celery sticks shaped like witch fingers by adding almond slivers for nails.
Turn classic meatballs into mummies by using lean ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken) and forming them into small balls. Wrap thin strips of crescent roll dough around each meatball, leaving a small gap for the eyes. Bake until the dough is golden brown, and then add two small dots of ketchup or mustard for eyes to make this spooky and delicious tailgate or pre-dinner snack.
Frankenstein Protein Smoothie Bowl
Blend up a Frankenstein-inspired protein smoothie bowl by combining Flavor & Fettle’s plant-based vanilla protein powder, spinach or kale for the green color, and Greek yogurt for creaminess. Use sliced bananas, berries, and dark chocolate chips to create Frankenstein's face on top of the smoothie bowl. This is a great protein-rich Halloween breakfast treat boasting at least 15 grams of protein per serving!
Deviled Egg Eyeballs
Deviled eggs are a classic favorite, and you can give them a spooky twist by turning them into "eyeballs." After making your deviled eggs, place a sliced olive in the center of each one to create the pupil of an eyeball. If you’re feeling extra spooky, tint the deviled egg mixture with a tiny drop of green food coloring before adding it in. Eggs are a wholesome, protein-packed snack that also provide essential nutrients and healthy fats.
These nourishing protein-packed Halloween treats can help maintain your nutritional goals during this sugar-laden season. Get creative in the kitchen and enjoy a Halloween filled with delicious, protein-packed indulgences. And enjoy a piece of candy or two on the side—we’re all about balance!