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Delicious Halloween Treats that are Perfect Anytime of the Year

We at the Hallelujah Diet are constantly amazed by all the God-given plants that are both oh-so-delicious and remarkably health-boosting. Pumpkin is the perfect embodiment of this. Its taste and aroma fill our senses with the thought of falling leaves, family togetherness and love, but it also gives us the nutrients we need to live vibrantly. To name a few, pumpkin is chock-full of beta-carotene (vitamin A) to help keep your eyesight sharp, fiber to help you expel toxins, tryptophan to help boost your mood and vitamin C to strengthen your immune system. All of this, combined with its other nutritional content, makes it perfect for losing or maintaining weight, fighting off cancer and supporting your heart.

Our food guru Chef Richard has whipped up (and ate many) Pumpkin Spice Macaroons to share with his loved ones, and now we’re sharing it with you!

Q: Chef Richard, what made you create these addicting Pumpkin Spice Macaroons?

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This is the time of the year when everyone tends to indulge in a few more sweets than usual. I wanted to make some dessert recipes that would be easy to make and still completely satisfy those sweet cravings—without any of the guilt or adverse after-effects!

Q: Speaking of sweet treats, what are some go-to alternative ingredients you often use when you make Hallelujah Diet-friendly desserts?

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Some great go-to dessert ingredients I use are coconut butter and coconut oil.  Both of these ingredients give great flavor and texture to desserts while providing us with serious health benefits.

Q: What is most shocking about this Pumpkin Spice Macaroon?

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What I think will surprise people most about these treats is that they’re eating a decadent dessert that’s actually good for them!

Q: How can we include our children in the making of this decadent dessert?

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This dessert is easy to make and therefore an awesome activity to do as a family!  Try using cookie cutters to make all sorts of fun shapes.


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DIY – Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This smoothie is like dessert in one ultra-satisfying glass! In addition to the classic pumpkin pie ingredients we all love and enjoy, this recipe includes the extraordinary chia seeds. Just one ounce (that’s 2 tablespoons) of chia seeds is loaded with a whopping 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, 30% of the recommended daily intake of manganese & magnesium along with zinc, potassium and vitamins B1, B2 and B3—not to mention they contain more omega-3s than salmon ounce for ounce and lots of antioxidants! Blend, sip & cheers to your health!

Featured Treat – Carob Coconut Bars

Have a sweet tooth you want to indulge during this candy-crazy season? With only four ingredients plus coconut oil and sea salt, your entire household might make it Halloween all year round with these amazingly delicious Carob Coconut Bars! Featuring shredded coconut, this snack is packed with gut-friendly dietary fiber; iron to promote healthy circulation and tissues; and a dose of healthy fats!

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Comments

  1. These recipes look delicious, but I can’t seem to figure out how to print them out. Is there an easy way? Thanks!

    • Christy Okon October 30, 2014

      Thank you! I would copy/paste them to a word document. That way, you can save them in your documents and print them easily!

      • Claudette McGibbon November 2, 2014

        I just saved a copy to my desktop I right click on the recipe and chose save image as to my desktop. Hope this helps

  2. Barb Baker October 30, 2014

    What is the difference from coconut oil & coconut butter? Where do you get coconut butter?

    • Christy Okon October 30, 2014

      The difference between the two is the fiber content. Coconut butter is the pureed meat of a mature coconut. It is roughly 60% oil, but it also has the fiber from the meat in it.

      Coconut Oil on the other hand has no fiber. The oil has been separated from the meat of the coconut. It can be used for higher temperature cooking such as sauteing, or frying.

      You can likely get it at a health food store or order it online.

      • Claudette McGibbon November 2, 2014

        I found a reputable Ebay seller you sell Nutiva Coconut oil at a much more reasonable price than the Health Food Store. I have bought (twice) 78 oz for $35 and the shipping is free. I have even spoken to them. Hope this helps.

  3. These recipes sound delicious! Rather than baking the candied pumpkin seeds in the macaroon recipe, would it be possible to dehydrate them? If so, how long would you recommend? Thanks!

    • Christy Okon October 31, 2014

      Great question, and the answer is definitely. You would just want to spread your seasoned pumpkin seeds on a teflex-lined dehydrator tray, and let them go for about 8-12 hours at 105 or 110. Just leave them in until they’re crispy. Hope you enjoy them!

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