Friday, November 2, 2012

Trick or Treat? How about both!

I thought I would refrain from the traditional Halloween post about candy, and instead, give you all a sneak peak of my favorite treats that are tricks- AKA healthy foods in disguise that make it easy to trick AND treat!

#1 Mashed Cauliflower: Mashed potatoes are a comfort food for just about anyone, myself included, but mashed cauliflower, if prepared properly, can taste just as good! If you want to try making your own, make Tiny Tummy's Mashed Fauxtatoes!

#2 Butternut Squash Casserole: To keep the potato theme going, sweet potato casserole is a holiday favorite, that can easily be lightened up by using butternut squash instead. Toss a little Walden Farms Maple Syrup and some cinnamon in there, and I promise guests won't know the difference. Need a recipe? Check out this one!

#3 Yogurt Dip: Traditional dip for chips is made with full fat sour cream, mayo, or a combo of both. Yikes! Instead, swap out all that junk for fat free greek yogurt.

#4 Turnip Fries: French fries are known to be the diet devil, but if you use turnips in place of potatoes, and bake them instead of frying them, they are basically guilt free. Take Tiny Tummy's lead and follow this recipe!

#5 Faux Cream: Cream is a decadent, fattening ingredient found in lots of sauces, creamy soups, casseroles, etc. While I'll admit, creamy dishes are delicious, there's actually a way to achieve that same level of creaminess without cream itself (and no, I'm not talking about half and half). I'm talking about Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges! Confused? Click here!

Clearly, whoever came up with the idea of "trick or treat" missed out on the memo that you can have both! So, Happy Halloween- trick AND treat! Pin It

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