Halloween Treats and Wheat Germ: A Frighteningly Tasty Combination
Halloween is just around the corner, marking the unofficial start of the holiday season! While we love this time of year for its fun activities, family gatherings and once-a-year meals and splurges, it can seem like a slippery slope when it comes to maintaining your healthy lifestyle.
To help you get the most out of Halloween without completely derailing all your hard work, here are a few fun ways to incorporate wheat germ into delicious treats the whole family will enjoy.
If you like pumpkin pie, this Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait full of warm spices and protein-packed yogurt offers a healthier way to indulge. Sprinkle in two tablespoons of toasted wheat germ for added crunch and nutrients. Or try these Healthy Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes, which use wheat flour and wheat germ to boost nutrition and a light cream cheese frosting that will bring kids—and adults—back for more.
Apple season is in full force, which means you’ll find several varieties at your local farm stand or grocery store at peak freshness and flavor. We can’t resist a freshly picked apple as is, but Halloween calls for a little splurging. We think our Caramel Apples with Wheat Germ Topping offer the best of both worlds. In fact, we are willing to bet your kids won’t even notice that you snuck heart-healthy wheat germ into this classic fall treat.
Throwing a Halloween party? These adorable kid-friendly Witch’s Hat Calzones are a sure crowd pleaser. Try mixing a little toasted wheat germ into the Italian seasoning and red chili flakes before sprinkling on top of the dough.
What are your plans this Halloween? Are you hosting a gathering? Dressing up for a costume party? Leave us a comment below!