Halloween Inspired: Quinoa Stuffed Jack-o'-lantern & Witch Smoothie Bowl

Oct, 23, 2018

Halloween is around the corner, where kids are getting excited for the trick-or-treat season. Besides decorating your house, and shopping for candies, you can also be creative with food presentation to add a festive touch to your gathering. This Carrot Quinoa Pepper treat is surely an option for a Halloween party, simply carve the pepper into a little Jack-o'-lantern, then stuff with quinoa and black beans. You can serve it alongside the healthy witch smoothie bowl; they are both fun vegan dishes for kids, teens and adults!

   Carrot Quinoa Pepper Jack o'-lantern   

Ingredients:
2 whole     Orange Bell Peppers
½  cup       Healthworks Quinoa (Uncooked)
½  cup       Fresh Strained Carrot Juice
½ cup        Water 
½ tsp.        Healthworks Ginger Powder
1 cup         Cooked Black Beans
Pinch         Sea Salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Add ginger powder to carrot juice and water, stir well
  3. Combine 1/2 cup Healthworks Quinoa with liquid mixture juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until quinoa is tender (about 15 minutes)
  4. Meanwhile, carve the peppers into Jack-o'-lantern look-alike
  5. Combine cooked quinoa and black beans, salt to taste
  6. Fill the peppers and bake them at 350 °F for 20 minutes. Enjoy!


   Witch Smoothie Bowl   

Ingredients:

1 cup         frozen mango chunks
1 whole      sliced kiwi
1 cup          baby spinach
½                frozen banana, sliced 
½ cup         plant-based milk
1 tsp           vanilla extract
1 tsp           Healthworks Chia Seeds


Topping

1                  strawberry
1 tsp            Healthworks Chia Seeds

Instructions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth
  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and make the witch face by trimming the strawberry to look like a mouth
  3. Form the smiling eyes with chia seeds.
  4. For the hat, print or color a witch hat on a sheet and cut it out. Make sure it’s big enough to lie on top of the bowl. Enjoy!
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