Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats
Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch.
This delicious recipe makes a great bedtime snack alongside a glass of warm milk or herbal tea.
Halloween is all about sweets and treats, but the candy aisle isn’t your only option. Whip up some of these delicious homemade goodies for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.
April first is just around the corner. Why not have fun with your food and fool even the oldest kid at heart. Remember that some of these have a little more sugar than usual, so stick to smaller portions. Give one of these pranks a try and tell us about it!
Chutney is a simmered-down or pureed combo of fruit (or veggies), spices and herbs. Instead of deep frying or drowning your fish, pork or meat in heavy sauces, opt for a tangy bite of chutney instead.
Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.
Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super healthy) soup this summer. Traditional gazpacho is a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, celery and cucumbers but don’t be afraid to get creative. Shake things up—blend a batch of watermelon, red pepper or white grape gazpacho instead.
Want something more exciting than bottled beer for your game-day bash? If your friends are Bloody Mary fans, this Mexican cocktail might be a winner. Lime and hot sauce liven up the flavor without adding calories.
These chips are a tasty alternative to a traditional chip, and a yummy way to incorporate more greens into your family’s diet.
Try this simple soup as a quick starter to a dinner party or an easy lunch.
Ellie Krieger dubs these her "breakfast cookies" -- thanks to the added rolled oats and bran flakes. They work well as a mid-morning snack, paired up with herbal tea, or a breakfast on the go.