Welcome to October,
The air is slowly cooling, leaves are falling from the trees, the outdoors become covered in deep colours of orange, red and brown, the distinct aroma of bonfires tickle our nostrils, our favourite fruits and vegetables come into season and probably the most well known event October is known for...Halloween!
Halloween has been a favourite annual event for decades, beginning from Celtic Harvest Festivals.
Today we celebrate Halloween in various ways, the most common would be a big party, dressing up in comedic and spooky costumes, carving pumpkins, knocking on your neighbours door for candy, the traditional 'Trick or Treat'
With this in mind we thought we would share Healthy Hints & Tips for an alternative Halloween. Maybe you want to reduce added sugar from your or your families diet? Or simply to try some new exciting foods?
1. Seeds - Pumpkin,Sunflower,Black Sesame seeds
Seeds are easy to nibble, savoury to taste and black sesame seeds give a spooky look to compliment the theme. You could roast seeds with a splash of Soy or Tamari sauce, Salt and Pepper, spices like Paprika, Chilli flakes
Rich in fibre, essential fats, minerals for overall health.
2. Fruit - Dried Dates, Apricots, Banana, Figs, Cranberries, Raisins
Dried fruit contains sweet natural sugars, great for a natural energy boost and appealing to all ages! No added sugar, rich in fibre, Iron and Vitamin C!
3. Nuts - Peanuts, Brazil, Macadamia, Pecans, Cashews
We understand that Nuts may be a NO GO when it comes to children's snacks. However for those who may choose to eat Nuts, they are power packed with protein, essential fats, minerals, help you feel satisfied without feeling the need to eat more. Rich and creamy to taste, also Nut Butters e.g. Peanut butter, Almond Butter, Cashew butter are lovely to dip carrot sticks in or spread on a cracker, bread sticks etc.
4. Dairy Free Chocolate/Sweets
For a tasty treat, brands like Moo Free cater for those who are allergic or choose to avoid Dairy, Soya, Gluten. We sell Mini Moo Bars, perfect for a little snack for the sweet tooths out there!
Gelatine Free Gummy Sweets - Sour fruits or Cola we sell packets of Vegan sweets that can be shared
5. Fruit and Nut Bars
Brands such as 'Nakd, Beond Organic,Trek, Cliff, Meridian'
Make healthy snack bars that give you on the go energy, they may be small but they pack a punch of slow release energy!
6. Dips and Chips
We stock a wide range of Gluten free, Vegan Crisps and Dips.
So many yummy flavours of crisps made from Lentils, Quinoa, Hummus, Corn instead of the considered unhealthier high fat potato chips.
No added sugar dips and relishes to tantalise your taste buds!
We hope this helps and have a happy and safe Halloween!
All products listed are available online and in our NEW Ramsgate Store!
22, Leigh Road
Haine Industrial Estate4032277001622