I love everything about Halloween: The costumes, the crisp weather, the spooky movies’and of course, the Halloween-themed treats. On Saturday, the rainy, ominous weather provided the perfect mood for my Halloween party’which I used as an excuse to make some Halloween treats.
Halloween doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This easy appetizer is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season without junk food.
All you need is a container of plain hummus (you can make your own by blending a can of chickpeas with lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil) a sweet potato, black beans and organic blue corn tortilla chips.
Bake one sweet potato in a 400 F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until it can easily be pierced with a fork. Once it has cooled, remove the skin and mash to combine with the hummus. It should be the perfect orange jack-o-lantern colour. Spread the hummus in the shape of a circle on a round plate. Rinse canned black beans and use them to make a jack-o-lantern face on the hummus. For the stem, use a cracker.
Serve the hummus with blue corn tortilla chips (I used Late July Organic). The dark hue of the chips is more Halloween-y than white or yellow corn.
Curl up with this healthy Halloween snack and some classic horror movies on Wednesday night!
-Katharine Watts, Associate Web Editor
Katharine isn’t just a web editor here at Best Health, she also blogs about healthy baking at Pastry Addict.