Saturday, October 16, 2010

Amazingly Creative - and HEALTHY - Halloween Treats

Yesterday I said I was going to hunt down some good Halloween alternatives, and boy did I find a good blog!

I am almost afraid to post it, because it is so much more creative than anything I post here! ;-)  But I was just so taken aback by her innovate use of shapes, colors, and flavors, that I had to email and ask her if I could share it with you!  So THANK YOU, Angela, for letting me share the joys you have concocted in your kitchen!

I hope you will also enjoy some of the delicious, clever ways Angela puts together raw, wholesome foods that any one can appreciate over the fall season!  Test some of these options, and try to limit (or totally run screaming from!) processed monsters to keep your health going through the season!

So, I now introduce you all to The Happy Raw Kitchen's Healthy Halloween edition!

Check out some of the fascinating things she's put together:

Darlin Clementine Punkin



Ghosts in a Graveyard

Is that not the cutest clementine you've ever seen?!  Maybe I'd feel okay about passing those out if kids come knocking this year!

So huge thanks to The Happy Raw Kitchen for letting me share her glorious works!  Check out her Halloween blog post for the recipes and assembly instructions.  She's inspiring me to try to step it all up a notch on the creative scale!  Let's face it - fun food is more fun to eat!!

So, if you happen by my haunt this Halloween, you just may see some of these treats lurking about!

Wishing you all Festive and Fun Fall Feelings! :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pre-Holiday Recommittment

Hi guys! It's been quite a while since I've posted - life has just been draining!! (All the more reason I really need to stick with healthy, natural foods!)

Admittedly, this last week got away from me, and it is SHOCKING how much difference the unhealthy eating has had on my energy!

Last week, 4:30am, that alarm goes off, I popped out of bed and headed for the gym for some lifting or running. This week, each day got progressively harder to wake up. Tuesday, I even got up, went to my eliptical machine, started... got about 5 minutes in, realized I barely had the energy for moving the thing on its lowest setting!! Got down, went back to bed...

What a horrible way to live! And don't most of us feel like that on a fairly regular basis? Just so much to do, low energy, feeling weak and brain foggy... Well I miss my "last week" feeling! So I am getting my food back in order, cleaned out my fridge, and am ready to rock and roll! Got my shopping list, and tonight I'll be off to the store to get all my wholesome goodness!

Ahhh, green smoothies, how I miss your morning energy!

An AMAZING looking pumpkin smoothie from DomestiFluff

The candy night is coming - Halloween looms! It is getting into holiday season, and the cold weather where we turn to comfort food. Enjoy it, love it, but stay in control! So start curbing your cravings, kicking natural food in to gear, and prepare your weapons! Asperagus spears, radish granades, and green smoothie oozies! We are approaching enemies lines!

I hope the month has been a good one for you all so far, and I will be back with some of my favorite recipes, and sites that I find inspiring!