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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween 2011

Easy Breezy  HEALTHY Halloween

This year my kids had a chance to go to Disney World right before Halloween, since they were scheduled to come home late the night before and had school the next day, I decided to keep Halloween celebrations traditional but without all the normal fanfare our family likes to put out.  I made some flavorful healthy orange walnut organic cupcakes with no refined sugars and tried a new frosting made with organic dry milk and agave nectar!  It was delicious.  As you will see below,  I made a big veggie tray to stuff them with some healthy food before the candy came!

Walnut Orange Cupcakes
1 C well chopped walnuts
1 C organic whole wheat flour
2 T ground flax
2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t sea salt
2 T grated orange zest
3/4 C juice from an orange
1/2 C grapeseed oil
1/2 C organic raw agave nectar
2 large organic eggs

Combine all wet ingredients in mixer bowl,  mix dry ingredients together and add to wet, mix until 
combined.  Bake in cupcake liners at 350 for 20 min for average size, 10-12 for mini liners.
Frosting was "Organic Valley" healthy frosting with a few drops natural food coloring and half orange and half the vanilla extract .  See HERE

Fun healthy party foods with color and style don't have to be all sugar!!!

I made these luminaries from glass vases, covered in tracing paper with dollar store cutouts glued on.
Below you can see how they looked once  lit up.

Death by candy!

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