With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve given some of our 28 recipes a fiendish twist so you have lots of healthy Halloween recipe ideas to try! I guarantee you’ll make their day when you surprise the kids with these devilish dishes… and the best trick is that they’ll never guess these treats are actually good for them!

Delightfully devilish deviled eggs

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4
Course: Snack

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cups carrot
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard dijon
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Bring salted water to the boil in a medium sized saucepan.
  • Gently add eggs and cook for 7-8 minutes until hard boiled.
  • Drain, rinse under cold water and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place carrot, butter, curry, cayenne and onion powder in a small frypan on medium heat and cook carrot until soft.
  • Stir through dijon mustard. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Mix through chives and cracked pepper.
  • Peel eggs and cut in half, lengthways. Remove the yolk centre, set aside.
  • Place carrot mix gently into egg centre with a teaspoon. Crumble egg yolk over the top.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of poppy seeds.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Give the kids a wide-eyed pizza surprise

Everyone loves pizza, especially when it’s a monster pizza that’s actually good for you!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Resting Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 3.5 g dry yeast instant 1/2 of a 7g sachet
  • 1/2 cup water lukewarm
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup
  • 1.5 cups wholemeal spelt flour sieved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Ingredients for pesto

  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon almond meal
  • 1/2 lemon juiced, to taste
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper

Ingredients for topping

  • 1 bocconcini baby
  • 1 handful black olives
  • 1/4 green chilli finely sliced
  • 1 handful rocket leaves
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 260ºC fan forced.
  • Mix together yeast, warm water, rice malt syrup, olive oil and 2 tablespoons of flour. Set aside and allow to activate at room temperature for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once yeast mixture is bubbly and frothy, stir through remaining flour and salt.
  • Knead by hand until dough is strung together or beat in an electric mixer with dough hook until soft and tacky to touch.
  • Place dough in a large, oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and allow to rise in volume by 1/3 (45 – 60 minutes).
  • Remove from bowl, place on a floured bench top and fold dough to deflate. Divide in 2 and shape into tight balls.
  • Cover dough again on a floured surface and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make your pesto in a blender, adding all ingredients and if required, 2 tablespoons of water to bring it together.
  • Roll each ball out to fit your pizza stone or oven tray.
  • Top each base with a spread of pesto and bocconcini. Cook for 6 minutes.
  • Serve with olives, chilli, fresh rocket leaves and fresh basil or herbs of your choice.

Notes

If you are just serving one, freeze your second dough ball for later use, and use remaining pesto for a dip with celery and/or carrot sticks.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

If you’re looking for sustainable weight loss, why not check out our 28 By Sam Wood Weight Loss Program?

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How’s about them (evil) apples?

It’s spooky how easy these Halloween snacks are to prepare!

Forbidden Fruits

If you're looking for a spooky and healthy treat to serve the kids this Halloween, you've come to the right place!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 red apples cored
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes optional

Instructions

  • Slice each cored apple into 4 rounds and squeeze over lemon juice on all sides to cover.
  • Using the back of a spoon, spread half of the slices with peanut butter on 1 side.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with the plain apple slice as a lid.
  • Place on a tray, drizzle tops with rice malt syrup and sprinkle with salt.
  • Serve chilled.

Notes

We have decorated ours with choc chips and coconut flakes, feel free to decorate your forbidden fruit as you please.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

If you’re looking for sustainable weight loss, why not check out our 28 By Sam Wood Weight Loss Program?

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Light up their night with our healthy Jack-O-Lanterns

Healthy Halloween Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Recipe

Fun, tasty and healthy. Snez loves making these for a spooky Halloween family dinner.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Serves: 2
Author: Snezana Wood

Ingredients

  • 1/2 brown onion finely chopped
  • 200 g beef mince
  • 1 truss tomato finely chopped
  • 75 g brown rice pre-cooked
  • 2 tablespoons tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 capsicums

Ingredients for Salad

  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 truss tomato diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • In a saucepan brown the onion and mince, then add in the tomatoes, pre-cooked rice, pasatta, fresh herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, spices and salt & pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Cut the tops off the capsicums, scrape out the seeds and membrane.
  • Place capsicums in the baking tray to fit snuggly together.
  • Fill the capsicums with the mixture and cover the capsicum tops.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and add ½ cup water to the baking tray and place in oven.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until capsicums are tender.
  • Toss cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley, and dressing, season with salt and pepper and serve with capsicum.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

If you’re looking for sustainable weight loss, why not check out our 28 By Sam Wood Weight Loss Program?

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Freakily fructose-free bundt cake

This makes a great Healthy Halloween party cake, we’ve spread ours to look “monster messy” but you could also finely drizzle the dark chocolate icing over the top of the cake to create spooky little spiderwebs! 

Fructose Free Halloween Bundt Cake

With a delicious pumpkin cream cheese icing and moist vanilla sponge, it’s seriously spooky how good refined-sugar-free can taste. Happy Halloween!
Note: This should be a VERY occasional treat. Although this cake recipe is low-fructose each slice contains just over 1 teaspoon of natural sweetener per serve… so it won't be a trick or treat surprise if you find this Halloween cake scarily moreish!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Serves: 20
Course: Dessert, Treat
Dietary Requirements: Fructose-Free, Gluten Free

Ingredients

Bundt Cake

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g almond meal
  • 300 g butter melted, plus extra for greasing.
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing

  • 375 g cream cheese softened to room temperature.
  • 90 g butter softened to room temperature.
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin cooked and puréed
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Spooky Chocolate Drip

  • 80 g dark chocolate Use 85–90%, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4
 and grease a bundt tin with butter or coconut oil.
  • Sift flour and almond meal together into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine melted butter, rice malt syrup and vanilla and set aside.
  • Beat eggs in an electric mixer, or with electric beaters until light and fluffy and doubled in size.
  • Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix well. Gently fold in the eggs with a large spoon or spatula, being careful not to overmix. Take your time here and be gentle. At first it may seem like it’s not coming together, but it will slowly develop into a cake batter. Pour into the greased bundt tin and place in the oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for ten minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • To make the Icing, cream all ingredients using an electric mixer or electric beaters, until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake. Place in the fridge to cool slightly while you melt the chocolate. One chocolate is melted, drizzle over the cake and place back in the fridge to let the chocolate harden. Once chocolate has set, remove from the fridge and serve.

Notes

Please note this is a special occasion recipe. While rice malt syrup is fructose free, this recipe contains more rice malt syrup than we would usually use and should only be consumed on special occasions like Halloween! Each serve contains about 1 teaspoon of added sweetener per serve, but we’ve kept it low-fructose!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Halloween Fructose-Free Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338.77 Calories from Fat 251
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.9g43%
Saturated Fat 15.26g95%
Cholesterol 111.92mg37%
Sodium 226.69mg10%
Potassium 100.66mg3%
Carbohydrates 18.44g6%
Fiber 1.24g5%
Sugar 7.71g9%
Protein 5.82g12%
Vitamin A 1057.27IU21%
Vitamin B3 0.19mg1%
Vitamin C 0.26mg0%
Vitamin K 2.2µg2%
Calcium 54.05mg5%
Iron 1.12mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

If you’re looking for sustainable weight loss, why not check out our 28 By Sam Wood Weight Loss Program?

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Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.