Trick or Treat Healthy this Halloween

Yes, with all goodies bombarding us how about going trick or treating the healthy way during the festive season

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Trick yourself in exercising and then treat yourself to some healthy scrumptious treats!!

TRICKS

Organise a fun treasure hunt around your neighbourhood, area or city with your folks. It’s a fun a way to burn the calories and make wonderful memories

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  • Use stairs instead of lifts or elevators as its the smartest way to stay fit

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  • Take a walk to your favourite dessert shop to earn the extra calories you just burned while walking

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TREATS

“BLOODY SMOOTHIE”

A healthy and nutritious spin off on the classic Bloody Mary. A concoction of pomegranate, beetroot, tomato, Tabasco, ice, pepper and lime juice add ice to make it a slush. Serve this at your Halloween party and it’s sure to be a hit.

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Ingredients (for one serving)

  • One small tomato
  • 2 slices of beetroot
  • 20 gms of pomegranate
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon Tabasco
  • Pinch of pepper

Method

  • Blend all of this in a blender and add water for consistency
  • Serve with ice

“PUMPKIN CANDY”

A yummy and innovative dessert

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Ingredients

  • 1 kilo pumpkin, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 kilo sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • ½ lemon

    To prepare pumpkin:

  • 500g slaked lime

  • 10 liter water

Method

  1. Mix water and lime. Wait it 7 or 8 hours. Lime will sink and you will use the water on its surface. Pour this water on pumpkin slices and wait it about 7 hours.
  2. Then wash them well. Wait them in clean water about 1 hour.
  3. Put them in a large pot, pout sugar and 200ml water on them.
  4. Cook about 1 hour until it has right consistency and pumpkin slices get golden.
  5. Add a few lemon drops and cook a few minutes more.
  6. Let it cold. Don’t put it in refrigerator.
  7. Serve it as it is, it doesn’t need any topping, you just grab one slice and eat it.
The above recipe has quantities for a full fledged party but you can accordingly do it to serve a smaller crowd.

PUMPKIN SESAME CHIKKI”

Devour on health with taste this Halloween

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Ingredients

  • 100 gms of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 50 gms of jaggery
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Half teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch saffron

Method

  • Roast the seeds
  • Heat oil in a pan, add water and jaggery
  • Melt it, keep cooking and stirring the jaggery until it forms a stiff ball
  • Turn off the heat, add the pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds; mix well
  • Add cardamom powder and saffron
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl
  • Spread out the mixture to a desired thickness
  • Cut into pieces once cooled and serve