Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
As the nights grow darker, the shadows lengthen and thoughts turn to ghouls and other such scary creatures – be prepared to counteract the sugar attack!
Try our top 3 ideas to calm the sugar crazed Halloween zombies in your house:
- Carve a Jack-o-Lantern – scare off those trick-or-treaters!
Then don’t just throw out all the goodness from your pumpkin – it gets that fantastic orange colour from beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body. In fact it is one of the highest sources of vitamin A which is crucial for healthy skin, mucus membranes, immunity and vision. Fruit is also a great source of vitamins C and E.
Use the flesh to create a spicy pumpkin curry – great to ward-off any autumnal chills, or make a scrumptious purée, sweeten it with dates and pour over porridge for a tasty breakfast treat.
- Create a Banana Ghost
Peel your banana, cut it in the middle at an angle and put on a lolly stick – dip in yoghurt, add a couple of chocolate chips for eyes, freeze and they are good to go.
Bananas are a great source of fibre and contain vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. Potassium plays an important role in helping to decrease the risk of high blood pressure and strokes.
- Conjure up a Fruity Pumpkin
Even quicker to create – peel your satsuma and arrange on a plate, add a bit of cucumber or grape for the stalk – it couldn’t be simpler!
Satsuma’s are high in vitamin C, which will help safeguard you from coughs and colds.