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5 Recipes To Get Into The Halloween Spirit

Posted by The Edge Fitness Clubs on October 25, 2020

This year Halloween may feel a little bit different, but that doesn't mean we can't get into the Halloween spirit! Check out these awesome recipes perfect for the season! Whether you're spending it at home watching scary movies or hosting a dinner party, these recipes are perfect for any Halloween occassion! 

1. Turkey Pumpkin Chili

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 lbs Ground Turkey
• 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
• 1 Large Zucchini, Peeled and Cubed
• 1 Large Sweet Potato, Peeled and Cubed
• 1/2 Large White Onion, Chopped
• 1 Medium Yellow Pepper, Chopped
• 1 Medium Red Pepper, Chopped
• 2 Cups Butternut Squash, Cubed
• 1 Can Pure Pumpkin
• 1/2 Can Plain Tomato Sauce
• 1/2 Cup of Water
• 2 Packets of Your Favorite Organic Taco Seasoning

INSTRUCTIONS:
• Heat a large skillet with 1 tbsp. avocado oil.
• Add the ground turkey break up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook until the meat is tender, around 7-10 minutes.
• Heat a separate pot with 1 tbsp. avocado oil. Add onions, peppers, zucchini, sweet potato and butternut squash to the pot. Stir and sauté until all veggies have softened, about 15 minutes.
• Stir in the pumpkin, tomato sauce, taco seasoning and water. Mix until well combined.
• Add in your ground turkey and stir until everything is mixed through
• Turn your heat on low and simmer for 20 minutes.
• Once it has simmered, remove from heat and serve with avocado, cilantro, salsa or your favorite healthy garnishes. Enjoy!

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

2. Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers 

Get everyone at your dinner table in the Halloween spirit this year with these scary stuffed peppers! 

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 large clove garlic, minced
• 1 pound lean ground beef
• 1 teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
• 1½ cups cooked brown rice
• 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 4 large orange bell peppers

INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirringoccasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Add beef, salt and pepper; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, just until it loses its pink color, about 5 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and stir in rice, ¾ cup tomato sauce and parsley.
  • Meanwhile, cut out stem ends of bell peppers and set aside; scoop out seeds. With a sharp
    paring knife, cut out a jack-o'-lantern face on one side of each pepper. Place the peppers
    and tops, cut-side down, in a microwave-safe pie pan. Add ¼ cup water. Microwave on High
    until tender but firm, 4 to 6 minutes. Empty the water from the dish and turn the peppers
    cut-side up.
  • Stuff the peppers with the beef mixture. Spoon the remaining ¼ cup tomato sauce over the
    peppers. Bake until the mixture is heated through, 20 to 25 minutes. Place the steamed tops
    back on top of the peppers.

jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers

3. Devil Eggs

These eggs are as spooky as they are delicious! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos plus more for garnish, drained
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • 3 large pimiento-stuffed olives, each cut crosswise into 4 thin slices

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Fill a large saucepan with water to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil. Place steamer basket in pan; place eggs in basket. Cover and steam 15 minutes. Plunge eggs into a bowl filled with ice water. Let stand 5 minutes; drain. Peel eggs.
  • Remove top 1/3 of hard-cooked egg white from each egg (reserve caps). Use a teaspoon to remove yolks while keeping whites intact. Place half of yolks in a medium bowl (reserve remaining yolks for another use). Add pimientos and next 6 ingredients (through cheese), stirring until well combined. Place yolk mixture in a large Ziploc bag; snip one corner from bottom of bag to create a hole. Pipe yolk mixture into egg white cups, filling to just above the rim of each cup.
  • Place one to two olive slices on exposed yolk mixture of each egg to create an eye or pair of eyes. Add pimiento pieces to either side of eyes for horns, if desired. Top eggs with reserved egg white caps.

Devil Eggs

 

4. Pumpkin Hummus

Click here to view the recipe for this amazing pumpkin hummus! Perfect for any Halloween festivity! 

Pumpkin Hummus

 

5. Edge Apple Dip

Who doesn't love a healthy apple snack! Mix your snack up with this awesome apple dip!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1/2 cup non dairy yogurt (we used cashew milk yogurt)
  • A few apples, sliced
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Handful of your favorite clean granola (we used Purely Elizabeth grain free)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined
  • Serve with sliced apples and enjoy!
    Edge Apple Dip