October 26, 2015

How to have a Healthy Halloween!

You know Halloween is just round the corner when Starbucks start serving up their Pumpkin Spice Latte, and we all know calorie-wise, October can definitely be a frightful month!

So, if you’re crying out for a healthier Halloween, here’s a few ways you can enjoy delicious treats without any unwanted sugary tricks this year.

Pumpkin Perfection

Pumpkins aren’t just fun to carve, they easily fill you up and at just 40 calories per half of canned pumpkin, are spookily good for you! So stock up on extra pumpkins and indulge your sweet-tooth, guilt free!

Why not give your baked goods an autumn twist with sugarless breads and muffins. Using fresh pumpkin will give your dishes all the sweetness they need without the added sugar.

Make the most of the seeds too when using fresh pumpkin; they’re a rich source of nutrients including: unsaturated fat, zinc, antioxidants, fiber and protein – at nearly 12 grams of protein a cup!

Use roasted pumpkin seeds for extra crunch in your salad, a pretty garnish on your pumpkin breads and muffins, or just to snack on.

Make the most of the pumpkin’s bountiful nutrition and try out pumpkin juice, soup, or an autumn themed mocktail for a seasonal treat that’ll tickle your tastebuds without that tiring post-sugar energy dip.


Ideas for Hair-raising Fun

Show of your creative side with the Halloween painting package from Al Quoz based arts hub thejamjar. Instead of carving pumpkins, create a Halloween tote to hold your treats.

Get heartbeats racing at Bounce After Dark. The indoor trampoline venue will be transformed into a Spooktacular extravaganza, with R&B music playing all night.

Run for your life at The Contagion Run, a unique zombie-themed 5km obstacle race in Nad Al Sheba open to all ages 13 and over. Sign up online as a Survivor and dodge the undead, or register as a Chasing Zombie.

Get Boo-tiful

Give your healthy glow a boost with our newly launched Glamglow Flashmud – a powerful and innovative multi-brightening mask that helps to create the brightest, lightest, and most luminous skin possible!

And, the Halloween-orange pot makes it the perfect seasonal treat for your complexion.


If you’re more the tricking kind, complete your fancy dress look with nail art this month. Applied easily in spa or at home our glow in the dark Memphis style from Alfa K means no more getting scared of the dark!


Still stuck for ideas this year, then head on over to Sassy Mama Dubai’s guide to Halloween and don’t forget to share your Halloween tricks and treats with us below!

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