Dont you love to see the little kiddies in their coustomes...I love it! Is too bad that such a happy day for the kids result in tons of process sugar rushes and dentists nightmares. And unfortunately unless you live in a very small community you cant feed them home made treats...
This Week was a kids dream for me! For the first time ever! I carved a pumpkin! It was so much fun! My sisters in law, My little nephew, my hubby and me did these pieces of ART..lol...Check it out!
The good thing I utilized the pumpkin to its maximum 1) I took all the seeds from the guts and put them in the dehydrator; they have that white shell but once dehydrated you can chew like "spitz" but without the extra added sodium and preservative :)
2) I made Pumpkin Pie from Heather Pace recipe . Everyone Loved it, Although I have to admit that I found the crust a little heavy on my tummy; I think partly because I was eating really light and all the sudden I got too many treats, that although raw and good for you; these still need to be eaten in moderation ;)
Other kids treats that made a home run hit in our household were
Chocolate Mint Mousse: Very easy to make, just blend 1 avocado; 1/4 cup of Cocoa Powder; 1/4 Cup of Agave Nectar and 1/4 TSP of peppermint extract.
Chocolate Brownie Fudge Cookies: I got this recipe from Penni in Raw Food Rehab! I had tons of fun making different shapes.
1 cup medjool dates, pitted 1 1/4 cups almond butter (or other nut butter) 1 cup raw cacao powder (substitute carob if desired) 1/3 cup raw honey 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pulse the dates in a food processor until well shopped. Add the almond butter, cacao or carob powder, honey and vanilla extract, processing until smooth. Place this mixture on a teflex dehydrator sheet and cover with a second sheet. You can use parchment paper or heavy duty plastic wrap as well. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough as though you were rolling out cookie dough, leaving the dough about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Peel away the top sheet and cut the brownie into desire shapes.