This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween!
Ok, #sorrynotsorry for the excitement but Halloween is my favourite holiday. The spooky decorations, the scary movies, the costumes and most importantly the treats.
The problem is that those fun sized treats are not-so fun for your body. And no, I am not talking about weight gain. I am talking about genetically modified soy, refined oils, petroleum-based additives and artificial colours and flavours. That sounds more like a witch’s brew than something to give to kids or yourself!
These ingredients are incredibly inflammatory and while they may taste great in the moment, I know they don’t leave you feeling so hot after mowing down a bag (ok, ok a box) of those candy bars. I know they left me feeling BLAH. My stomach would bloat out an inch or two, a headache would set in and I would feel so tired that the only thing I could think of to bring my energy back up was another candy bar.
Ok, so you are ready and willing to leave those inflammatory (not-so) fun bars behind, but it would be rude of me to leave you hanging without something to satisfy that Halloween sweet tooth.
Today I am sharing these much-anticipated raw chocolate tarts. I know you could be thinking that this is not what you want your substitution to be but I promise you that these are so deliciously worth it. I only wish I could share the faces of my taste-tasters after trying these tarts out for the first time. In fact, they were quoted as being “an experience.”
You may have been devilishly tricked into thinking Halloween candy is not all that bad to eat once a year (let’s be serious it is not just one day of candy-eating) but I am pulling a much better trick: these tarts are so decadent you will swear that they must not be healthy, but they are! Whaaatt? Treats that are healthy?
The absence of inflammatory ingredients and the addition of healthy fats from seeds and coconut will leave no trace of BLAH in your body.
A trick and a treat all in one.