Impress with Healthy Halloween Tips from Angi Greene
Halloween is upon us and with a reported 64 percent of Americans planning to celebrate on Oct. 31, according to a recent Statista survey, we're all about fusing Halloween fun with a healthy approach that will leave the kids more than satisfied.
Angi Greene, fitness model and triathlete, says that during times of celebration, the more you take a positive approach to fitness goals, the more people around you will want to get involved and embrace it. If you make healthy eating a family affair every day of the year, children will find the balance they need to have fun without the sugar high.
It's all treat and no tricks here thanks to Angi's not-so-spooky Halloween recipe, perfect for kicking off a day of guilt-free fun for the whole family, while still getting your pumpkin fix AND a dose of delicious flap jacks. No need to feel bad, Angi's "Ghoulishly-Good Pumpkin Protein Pancakes" are the perfect way to start Halloween morning and they'll help satisfy a sweet tooth while giving kids fuel for a successful night of Trick-or-Treating with friends. Start by reaching for your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender 1100 (hopefully there aren't any cobwebs around your blender!) and get ready to blend your way to a devilishly-delicious morning. You'll need:
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin (unsweetened canned pumpkin for convenience)
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash of "all spice" or ground cloves
- Dash of salt.
The Oster® Versa® Performance Blender 1100 will make it easy for you to mix ingredients together. The blade alternates forward and backward, drawing all the food into the blade. It also has pre-programmed settings so you can conveniently turn your recipe into a success. After you mix all ingredients together, you can prepare the pancakes to your liking, either in a hot skillet or on a griddle. Top with a dash of your favorite low-calorie, organic pancake syrup and enjoy! Get in the holiday spirit and create pancakes in the shapes of ghosts or goblins or even pumpkins by cutting them once they have had a chance to cool down. Use dark chocolate chips or raisins to create eyes, noses and mouths, adding even more antioxidants and fruit to the table. You will officially be the hero of the day without having to wear a cape!
And, the fun doesn't stop there. A healthy Halloween is made even easier by providing kids with an appropriate-sized bag for goodies and creating a neighborhood course that skips every other house so kids are walking more and filling up on less candy. As always, parents should ration out candies and check all contents before giving the A-OK to mildly indulge. Happy Halloween!
In addition to being a mom, actress and fitness model in L.A., Angi Greene is also an accomplished triathlete. She overcame her extreme fear of swimming and ended up racing the Escape from Alcatraz Tri, a half Ironman in New Zealand, and went on to compete for her native country of Canada in the World Championships for Olympic distance in Beijing, China. Watch the following video to find out how she maintains a healthy lifestyle for her and her family no matter how busy she may be.