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Chef Meg's Favorite Halloween Recipes

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10/24/2011 2:00 PM   :  8 comments   :  9,005 Views

Halloween is just around the corner, and my boys are already heading to costume parties. One of the twins went as a guy from the Blue Man Group two weeks ago--he looked so tall and grown-up!

My oldest son, Noah, is a high school freshman, and he's in a nutrition class. The teacher asked me and another mom, who's a dietitian and fellow author, each to make a healthy snack for the kids. Of course, we said yes. I made Caramel Popcorn, a member makeover recipe that's not only a hit on SparkRecipes.com but also made the cut to be in "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight." I made eight batches in one weekend, and let me tell you, it was just as good a couple of days later!

This time of year starts the barrage of sweets and treats that lasts through the end of the year. Neighbors gather for block parties, schools celebrate with fall festivals, and friends use the cool weather as a chance to get together before the holidays kick into full swing.

Halloween can be frightful for those of us maintaining our weight or trying to drop some pounds, but it needn't be!

I've compiled a list of my favorite fall recipes, both from my own recipe box and members' collections, from SparkRecipes.com and from "The SparkPeople Cookbook."
I hope you'll like these recipes as much as me and my family do.

What is your favorite Halloween recipe?
 
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Comments

  • 2DIETORNOT2DIET
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    I'm lucky no kids at home, they have their own families who are also grown-ups and no comes to my house have't for years so I do not buy any candy so not tempted - 10/25/2011   11:39:52 AM
  • STEPFANIER
    7
    To get your free downloads, visit sparkpeople.com/cookbook, and click on the icon in the top right corner. Enter the code from the "about the authors" section of the book and you'll automatically get your 500 bonus SparkPoints. You will then be redirected to a second page that will have the links to your downloads. - 10/25/2011   9:51:29 AM
  • 6
    I preordered the book off Amazon. I received the book the day it came out so, I did not get the "extras". I love it but how do I get the free extras like the Campfire Crisp recipe as mentioned above???/ - 10/25/2011   9:07:11 AM
  • 5
    Caramel popcorn?! Fabulous idea! - 10/25/2011   1:21:36 AM
  • 4
    The Skinny Fiesta Dip makes me drool! Love the cookbook, by the way. - 10/24/2011   5:53:47 PM
  • 3
    Can't wait to try the caramel popcorn! One of the things I LOVE about this site is that it isn't about giving up favorite foods, but about making better choices. - 10/24/2011   3:40:45 PM

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