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Halloween Cookies & Treats That Won't Derail Your Weight Loss Journey

Halloween Cookies & Treats That Won't Derail Your Weight Loss Journey

Halloween is a time for costumes, spooky decorations, and, of course, delicious treats. For many, it's a season filled with sugary indulgences that can be very challenging for those on a weight loss journey. But fear not! You can enjoy the festivities and still stay on track with your goals. In this Wellness Article, we'll explore some weight loss-friendly Halloween cookies and treats to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your progress.

Here Are Some Halloween Cookies & Treats To Try This Year: 

1. Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Halloween Shape Cookies:

These are a classic Halloween cookie and a special treat all in one! We wanted to recognize these, because even through you're on a weight loss journey, you can and should still enjoy the classic treats you love. Plus nothing is off limited on our Weight Loss Plans, just ensure you allot 1 Free Exchange for every 2 Pillsbury Halloween Cookies you enjoy. 

2. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies:

Embrace the flavors of the season with pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies. These cookies are not only delicious but also packed with fiber from the oats, keeping you feeling full and satisfied. Substitute traditional sugar with a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup for a healthier option. You can even add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg to enhance the autumn flavor.

We recommend trying Crazy for Crust's Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies Recipe. If you do try this recipe and you're on one of our Weight Loss Plans, 1 cookie would equate to 1 Free Exchange allotment. 

3. Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries:

Dipped strawberries are a classic treat that can be customized for Halloween. Instead of using milk chocolate, opt for dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. Dark chocolate is lower in sugar and contains antioxidants that can provide health benefits. You can add spooky designs with white chocolate for a festive touch.

We recommend trying Healthy RecipesChocolate-Covered Strawberries. If you do try this recipe, just note that 4 strawberries would be 1 Free Exchange allotment if you're on one of our plans. 

4. Apple Slices with Caramel Dip:

Apples are abundant during the fall season, making them a perfect choice for a Halloween treat. Slice them up and serve with a light caramel dip made from Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. The natural sweetness of the apples combined with the tangy yogurt creates a delightful contrast.

If you're looking for a more complex recipe, we recommend trying Walder Wellness's Healthier Caramel Apple Slices Recipe. One serving of this recipe would equal 1 Fruit allotment, but be sure to reference your journal if you add extra toppings to ensure your allotments are counted correctly. 

5. Spooky Fruit Kabobs:

Get creative with your presentation by making spooky fruit kabobs. Use Halloween-themed cookie cutters to create fruit shapes like bats or pumpkins. Thread them onto skewers and serve on All Hallows' Eve! 

For inspiration, check out Two Healthy KitchensGhostly Halloween Fruit Dip Recipe. Of note, 1 tablespoon of this dip would be 1 Extra allotment if you're on a weight loss plan. 

6. Mini Pumpkin Muffins:

Bake mini pumpkin muffins using whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, and a small amount of natural sweetener. These bite-sized treats offer a burst of pumpkin flavor without the guilt.

For a more detailed recipe, check out EatingWell's Healthy Mini Pumpkin Muffins. If you're on one of our Weight Loss Plans, 2 mini muffins would be 1 Free Exchange allotment. 

Remember, moderation is key when indulging in these healthier Halloween cookies & treats. By making smart choices and focusing on whole, natural ingredients, you can feed your sweet tooth while maintaining your weight loss journey. And don't forget, staying active during the holiday season is just as important as making mindful food choices. Enjoy the festivities, stay healthy, and have a happy and spooky Halloween!

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