Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

I know Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas doesn’t go together but we’ve gotta get these kids away from so much junk – don’t you agree? One way to do it is by adding healthier alternatives to the mix. Stores like Whole Foods, Amazon and Trader Joes are making it easier to buy better-for-you options that are just as yummy and fun to eat. Here are My Top 5 Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas tested and approved by Carolina and Joe! We do the test tasting so you can focus on cute Halloween costumes. 🙂
Caro can’t decide what she’s wearing this year – it’s a toss-up between Winter Else (cape and all) and a fairy with wings. I’m loving every minute of her excitement this year. I hear her singing “Trick or Treat Smell My Feet!”! She’s just too cute and I’ll have to share photos with you guys but in the meantime, you can also follow us on INSTAGRAM to see live stories of us on Halloween.
What are your little ones dressing up as? I can’t wait to see all the pictures. Happy (healthy) Halloween, guys!!!
My Top 5 Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas
Caro and I made these cute Ghost Donuts with FlipBox. We skipped the sprinkles and added candy eyes for a SPOOKY and healthy way Halloween treat that is gluten-free and refined sugar-free!! Readers of OurFlipSideLife get 10% off all orders of FlipBox with promo code LOVE2BAKE 
I promise they taste just like traditional candy corn and gummy fruits + they’re gluten-free, allergy-friendly and made with clean ingredients!
A favorite in our house. Carolina loves her bunnies and these are just too cute! Made with Whole Grain and no artificial ingredients.
 Say no to high-fructose corn syrup! These yummy snacks are made with natural fruit flavors and other good-for-you ingredients.
Not pictured because I got them late last night but holy moly (!) these are sooo good! Real milk chocolate and colored with veggies! These are the perfect addition to our Healthy Halloween Candy Dish!
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles

Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles

Hello! Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles! A low sugar dessert recipe you’re going to love. Made with coconut milk, and sweetened with coconut palm sugar and fresh fruit, this healthy dessert or snack idea is delicious, easy to make and good-for-you too!

Carolina loves them and I’m sure you’re little ones (and adults) will too! Perfect as a healthy afternoon snack or back to school recipe idea – everyone wins!! Here’s how you can make them at home!

Ingredients

½ can full-fat coconut milk

1 cup frozen raspberries

½ banana

3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

Dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add coconut milk, raspberries, banana and coconut palm sugar into a blender and blend on high until smooth
  2. Evenly distribute chocolate chips into the bottom of each popsicle mold
  3. Pour raspberry mixture into each mold filling it to the top
  4. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze, 4 hours or until solid
  5. Gently remove frozen popsicles from mold, serve and enjoy.
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
A deliciously healthy dessert (or snack) recipe made with coconut milk and sweetened with natural ingredients! So yummy and refreshing!
Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • dairy-free chocolate chips
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • dairy-free chocolate chips
Dairy-Free Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
Instructions
  1. Add coconut milk, raspberries, banana and coconut palm sugar into a blender and blend on high until smooth
  2. Evenly distribute chocolate chips into the bottom of each popsicle mold
  3. Pour raspberry mixture into each mold filling it to the top
  4. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze, 4 hours or until solid
  5. Gently remove frozen popsicles from mold, serve and enjoy.
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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Healthy No Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

I love me some easy, no-bake dessert recipes like these Healthy No Bake Granola Bars.

They are ready in minutes and require no baking time which means less time in the kitchen and more time with Caro and Joe.

Made with gluten-free oatmeal, organic puffed brown rice and sweetened with maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar, these bars are a delicious and healthy alternative to store bought granola bars which can be loaded with tons of preservatives and other unhealthy ingredients. No Bueno!

Per Caro’s request, we added dairy-free chocolate chips but you can feel free to add seeds, shredded coconut, hemp seeds – whatever you like the most. Dried fruit would work too. I keep them in the freezer for up to a week and don’t mind eating them frozen – so yummy! Give them a try and let us know what you think.

 

 

Ingredients

3 cups organic puffed brown rice cereal
2 cups gluten-free quick oats
1 cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup creamy nut butter (or seed butter)
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Grease a 9 × 13-inch baking dish (I use coconut oil cooking spray)
2. In a large bowl, mix the puffed rice cereal and quick oats
3. Add the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar into a small sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils remove it from the heat
4. Add the nut butter and vanilla to the hot mixture and whisk until the ingredients are well combined and smooth
5. Pour the nut butter mixture over the rice and cereal mix and combine
6. Fold in the chocolate chips
7. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and distribute evenly by pressing down firmly with your hands
8. Place the bars in the freezer for 20 minutes
9. Remove from freezer, cut into bars and enjoy!

**They keep in the freezer or fridge for up to a week.

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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
An healthy, easy-to-make and delicious alternative to store bought granola bars! You're going to love them!
Healthy No Bake Granola Bars
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups organic puffed brown rice cereal
  • 2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup creamy nut butter or seed butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups organic puffed brown rice cereal
  • 2 cups gluten-free quick oats
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 cup creamy nut butter or seed butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Healthy No Bake Granola Bars
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9 × 13-inch baking dish (I use coconut oil cooking spray)
  2. In a large bowl, mix the puffed rice cereal and quick oats
  3. Add the maple syrup and coconut palm sugar into a small sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils remove it from the heat
  4. Add the nut butter and vanilla to the hot mixture and whisk until the ingredients are well combined and smooth
  5. Pour the nut butter mixture over the rice and cereal mix and combine
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips
  7. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and distribute evenly by pressing down firmly with your hands
  8. Place the bars in the freezer for 20 minutes
  9. Remove from freezer, cut into bars and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**They keep in the freezer or fridge for up to a week.

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Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)

Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)

If you follow us on INSTAGRAM you know all about these Sweet Potato Muffins. The recipe is simple to make and requires a short list of ingredients including almond flour making it a grain-free alternative.

Wait! It gets better – skip the mixing bowls and all the ingredients into a blender! Yes, blender! Why spend extra time in the kitchen when you don’t have too!

My goal with this blog (and FlipBox) is to share healthy recipes that are simple to make and require minimal time in the kitchen. So if there is a way to cut corners and save me some time, you better believe I’m gonna do it! Wouldn’t you?

We hope you enjoy these moist, tender, not too sweet and oh so delicious muffins! Let us know what you think!

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Ingredients

2 cups almond flour

½ cup coconut palm sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup mashed sweet potato

½  cup dairy free milk

½  cup unsweetened applesauce

½  cup coconut oil, melted

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until a batter is formed
  3. Scoop spoonful’s of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners
  4. Bake 25-30min or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Serve and enjoy!

These muffins are freezer friendly! Make an extra batch and save for later. 🙂

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Sweet Potato Muffins (Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet)
These super moist, tender, not too sweet and oh so delicious muffins are a great breakfast or snack option! Make extra and freeze them for later!
Sweet Potato Muffins - Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet, Gluten-Free
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Sweet Potato Muffins - Grain-Free, Naturally Sweet, Gluten-Free
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until a batter is formed
  3. Scoop spoonful’s of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners
  4. Bake 25-30min or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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White Bean Dip (vegan, gf)

White Bean Dip (vegan, gf)

Happy Thursday! How are the kids adjusting to the new school schedule? More importantly, how are YOU adjusting? We are slowly getting back into the swing of things.

As you know, Caro is in school longer hours which means I now meal prep for her too. Fresh fruit cups, veggies slices, and single serving smoothie packs are some of our favorites.

Another quick meal prep idea is this White Bean Dip. Best part? It’s impossible to mess up, creamy
and so flavorful. Plus it’s packed with protein and healthy fat which helps keep us full longer.

Double the recipe to make a big batch and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days. Feel free to skip the cilantro and substitute for fresh parsley!

Let us know what you think by sharing your comments and pictures on social media @ourflipsidelife and tagging us #ourflipsidelife

Ingredients

1 (15oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

2 garlic cloves, minced

¼ cup onion, chopped

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the beans in a food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil, garlic, and onions and sauté until the garlic is golden brown and the onions are translucent
  3. Add the bean puree and chopped cilantro into the pan stirring frequently for 1-2min until all the ingredients are combined. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl
  5. Top with chopped veggies and more cilantro (optional)
  6. Serve hot (or at room temp) with crackers, assorted vegetables, tortilla chips, or toasted GF bread!

 

PS – those delicious crackers you see in the back are Jilz Gluten Free Tuscan Crackerz (Lemon and Herbs) and they are AH-Mazing!

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Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodles
Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodles, a low-calorie dish that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, packed with flavor and so simple to make!
Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodles
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 package of noodles or pasta of choice
  • 1/3 cup Liquid Aminos
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped (more for garnish)
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 package of noodles or pasta of choice
  • 1/3 cup Liquid Aminos
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped (more for garnish)
Easy Healthy Garlic Sesame Noodles
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta per package instructions
  2. While the pasta cooks, mix the sesame sauce ingredients
  3. Drain and rinse the pasta then add in the sauce. Coat noodles evenly
  4. Serve and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds
  5. Enjoy!
Karla A Salinari

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Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins are here!

It’s incredible how fast the summer came and went, no? We had an action-packed summer. We took Caro to Sesame Place (bless your heart if you’ve gone more than once, btw), Philly, the Coney Island Aquarium, she was all over the place. She had so much fun you’d think she’d reward us with NO MORE TEMPER TANTRUMS, right? Nope…still happening!

Anyway, NYC Schools start classes today and we want to wish all the littles (and not so littles) a happy and successful year! GOOD LUCK!

Joe is dropping Caro off at school today. Unfortunately, I have to miss her first day and head to work. Huge *sigh* #thestrugglesofworkingparents – it’s days like today that I wish I had more flexibility in my schedule but those days will come!

Don’t worry this isn’t turning into a sad post, HA! It’s quite the opposite – it’s a happy post b/c I get to share this AMAZING recipe with you! 🙂

I made these DE-LICIOUS, Healthy and Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins over the weekend and froze them. Thawed them out yesterday and boom…they were fresher than fresh this AM! I packed one in Caro’s lunch box, Joe had a few and I took some to work – everybody wins!

They are the perfect amount of sweet without being too sweet, healthy and most importantly, easy to make! We hope you like them.

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Ok – here’s the recipe! Happy Baking, guys!

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup applesauce
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups gluten-free oat flour
1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the mashed bananas, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, and applesauce and combine. Then mix in the baking powder and oat flour.
  3. Gently fold in blueberries, then scoop spoonfuls of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes at 400°, then turn the heat down to 350° and bake for an additional 18 minutes.
  5. Let cool before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
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Blueberry Muffins (GF, Naturally Sweet)
A sweet (without being too sweet) breakfast or snack that is healthy, delicious and easy to make!
Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the mashed bananas, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, and applesauce and combine. Then mix in the baking powder and oat flour.
  3. Gently fold in blueberries, then scoop spoonfuls of the batter evenly into the prepared muffin liners.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes at 400°, then turn the heat down to 350° and bake for an additional 18 minutes.
  5. Let cool before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

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and FlipBox

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