Halloween table: recipes for healthy snacks with fruit

Halloween or children’s night is an ideal date to bring out all the creativity, both in decoration and in food. For that, family cook Juliana Orozco shares simple recipes for making spooky snacks, like witch fingers, the frankensteins, ghosts, mummies and monsters, in which the fresh fruits of Fresh Garden are the protagonists. Discover them in this video of Children’s cook.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the consumption of free sugars is not more than 5% of the daily energy intake. The maximum amount that an adult can consume is 20 to 25 grams of sugars per day and children between 4 and 6 grams per day. That’s reason enough to avoid sweets, but on special dates like Halloween, kids are likely to want to eat them.

A good option to replace them are fruits, since they contain fructose which gives them a sweet taste, but they do not contain preservatives, colorings and other additives which increase the content of free sugars. Moreover, fruits provide different nutrients, minerals and vitamins that help in maintaining good health.

In fact, the WHO recommends eating at least 400 grams of fruits and vegetables a day. This reduces the risk of developing non-communicable diseases and ensures an adequate daily intake of dietary fibre.

Juliana uses different fruits for this edible Halloween decoration. Among them, grapes stand out soft sapphire fresh garden, also known as “witch fingers” for its particular elongated shape which can reach up to seven centimeters in length. This grape variety is native to the United States, has no seeds and is particularly sweet.

Eating grapes, whatever their variety, helps fight against anemia, fatigue and prevents cardiovascular diseases, thanks to its high content of water, calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamin C. Eating grapes has recently been shown to help prevent the appearance of cancerous cells due to its high resveratrol content, according to the center of Western New York Cancer Care.

It should be noted that all fruits in the recipe have their own health benefits. For example, consume the apple helps prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, protects the brain, helps strengthen memory and prevents cavities. Indeed, the apple contains pectin, phosphorus, methionine, cysteine, quercetin, cystine, arginine and malic acid, natural fibers and vitamins which also have digestive and antioxidant properties.

For its part, the kiwi is one of the fruits that provides the most protein and, thanks to the fact that it contains folic acid, vitamins E, K, folates, carotenoids, potassium and fiber soluble, it is ideal to help the immune system and intestinal traffic.

One of its most important properties is its high content of vitamin C. According to the publication Nutrición Hospitalaria, the kiwi contains twice as much of this vitamin as fruits such as oranges and strawberries.

Ingredients to decorate the table for Halloween

  • Grape soft sapphire or commercially known as “witch fingers” grapes.
  • Green and red apples.
  • Strawberries.
  • Kiwi fruit.
  • Peanut Butter.
  • Sliced ​​almonds.
  • Lemon.
  • Puffed rice.
  • Dark and white chocolate to melt.
  • Pretzel sticks.

Use these ingredients to follow the special Halloween recipe that Juliana Orozco shares in this video. Plus, enjoy more creative recipes that Juliana Orozco has created especially for kids, at cooking for children, a Play Week program.

Although she is not a trained chef, Juliana Orozco has devoted her life to cooking. This business administrator is co-founder of the Ixcacau pastry-chocolate factory and, in 2020, she published her first recipe book: It tastes like family to me.

Don’t miss Juliana Orozco’s recipes in Children’s cook. In addition, he continues to innovate in the kitchen with the Play Week programs dedicated to taste and nutrition. Tune in weekly for new entertaining and educational videos.

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