From the outrightly frightening costumes to the trick-or-treating for savory sweets and candies; Halloween is an interesting holiday which children and adults have come to love over the years. However, if you are eating keto, you just may miss out on some Halloween fun this year, as indulging in regular Halloween treats can easily undo all the hard work you have put into eating healthy. Well, except that you can decide to have yourself a keto Halloween, which is just as much fun!
Top 3 Ways to Have a Fun Keto Halloween
Yes, you can enjoy your Halloween, while still keeping carbs low. Just because you are on the path of healthy eating does not necessarily mean you get to give up the fun that comes with such a wonderful holiday. I always keep some type of keto treat (fat bomb, cookie, etc..) in my freezer, so no matter what is going on I have something at the ready!
1. Eat Beforehand
Eating before trick-or-treating is a great way to have a healthy Halloween. If you’re super busy after work, have a protein shake and add MCT Oil to it… instant keto meal.
2. Just say no to Halloween Candy
There really is no way around this… unless you are wanting to go off your keto plan, you have to just say no. If that’s what you want to do, do it, but have a plan for the day after so you can get back to keto fast!
3. Be in control of the Food
If you are having the kids over for dinner before trick or treating, or you are hosting a Halloween party, you call the shots on the food so that’s easy. If you are going elsewhere, bring ‘something’ to share that you know you can have.
Make something keto yummy for you!
I love keto baking and nothing says Halloween like pumpkin! These are also good for
fall, Thanksgiving or anytime, and they freeze great! (um… you can eat them right from the freezer. I have tested this for you… you’re welcome J
Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 24 cookies
Each cookie: 3g net carbs | 5g fat | 2g protein | 56 calories
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 ½ cups almond flour
½ tsp baking powder
3/4 cup Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp xanthan gum (can be omitted)
½ cup butter
¾ cup Swerve granular
- Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
- Prepare baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper.
- Using a hand mixer, beat together softened butter, Swerve granular, egg and vanilla extract until combined and creamy. Mix in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix with the hand mixer.
- Add chocolate chips last and hand mix them in.
- Divide dough into 24 balls and flatten each one with a fork (2 ways).
- Bake 12 – 15 minutes or until slightly browned.
- Once out of the oven, leave on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
This keto pumpkin chocolate chip cookie keeps the fun in Halloween while keeping you right within your keto diet. I hope you have a super fun Halloween!
You got this!
Leta ~ Intentionally Bare
❗️Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor's advice. Always do your own research and discuss it with your health practitioner before trying a new diet, supplement or exercise plan.