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Happy Healthy HALLOWEEN - Sharing My Favorite Snacks, Recipes, Decor & More!

Updated: Mar 11




It’s not too late to plan the best 🎃 Halloween 🎃 ever!



Get TRICKS and TREATS for a HAUNTING FRIGHT NIGHT! From GHOULISH costumes (everything from cute to frightful ) to festive entertaining (scare up food everyone will love ) to SPOOKtacular decor (more is more...make every place a SCREAM ) and make it personal by welcoming the season with personalized decor and more!





Snickerdoodle is back!

Snickerdoodle Collagen Fuel is back from beyond to add cinnamon-sweet flavor. Just in time for Halloween and the holidays, this frighteningly delicious drink mix is so versatile!

Make:

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Smoothie

Sweet Potato Casserole

Snickerdoodle Caramel Coffee

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes


Be sure to use my 10% OFF Coupon Code:

NDEROSA10

on all Primal Kitchen products HERE!


Halloween Costumes

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Amazon - Rubie's DC Comics Kids Action Trio Superhero Costume Set

Pottery Barn

80 DIY Halloween Costumes That Won't Break The Bank

100 Easy + Budget Friendly DIY Halloween Costumes

Pinterest: DIY Halloween Costumes

Target



Festive Entertaining

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Pinterest

World Market

Pottery Barn

Halloween on a Budget

Target




Spooktacular Decor

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Mini Pumpkins

Candle Holder Set

Fake Black Eucalyptus Flowers





Spooktacular Decor

Creepy Cloth

Skeleton with Poseable Joints

Chic Black Pumpkins

3D Black Butterfly Wall Decor

Personalized Harvest Decor

Bed, Bath & Beyond




Shop ALL Halloween

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Kohl's






10 Healthy Candy Remakes For Halloween by Lilsipper (Bethany Ugarte)


These healthified candy remakes are great for your Halloween get togethers but can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season and take you through Christmas! So grab your besties, your favorite classic movie, and have a baking night in! Below are some of Lilsipper / Bethany's favorite candy remakes you’ll be snacking on all year long!




Snicker Bites

3 Musketeers

Twix

Butterfinger

4 Ingredient Kit-Kat

Twix Brownie Bars

3 Ingredient Reese's

2 Ingredient Caramel Squares

Girl Scout Samoa Cookies

3 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats



Be sure to follow Lilsipper / Bethany on her Instagram here + website here AND check out her book on Amazon: "Digest This" here .






15 Spooky Halloween Recipes Kids Love

by Weelicious (Catherine McCord)



These festive Halloween recipes are super cute and a great way to help get some nutritious food in your kids before they are greeted with a candy overload from trick or treating! These 15 Spooky Halloween Recipes Kids Love are the result of years of Weelicious desperately trying to find nutritious meals with which to tempt her family before they are greeted with onslaught of candy from trick or treating that is coming down the pike.


Spooky Grilled Cheese

Caramel Popcorn

Cookie Dough Bites

Halloween Taco Dip

Freaky Franks

Pumpkin Toast

Tangerine Pumpkins & Banana Ghosts

Puff Pastry Pumpkins

Deviled Egg Spiders

Pizza Mummies

Mummy Dogs

Pizza Dough Bones

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Pots

Coconut Eyeballs



Be sure to follow Weelicious / Catherine on her Instagram here + website here AND check out her cookbooks on Amazon here.




Trick or Treat with Playa Bowls!


If you love Playa Bowls' Pumpkin Protein Bites, or have been dying to try them, they’ve got some spooktacular news! Sunday, October 31 Playa Bowls invite you to trick or treat with them! Each of their locations will be handing out individually wrapped pumpkin protein bite treats to customers (one bite per package) all Halloween day (at participating locations). With simple ingredients of pumpkin flax granola, peanut butter, honey, chia seeds, vanilla protein, pumpkin butter and pumpkin spice, Playa Bowls bites are a healthy indulgence. Now that’s pumpkin to talk about!








Trick or Treat with Mid-Day Squares!


I LOVE chocolate and these seriously BLOW MY MIND! In our house, we sometimes have to hide them from one another - that's how good they are...now we just get our own box! What is a Mid-Day Square you ask? Well, it's the first functional chocolate bar! Imagine a chocolate bar making love to a protein bar but getting rid of all the bad characteristics of the protein bar.


Only using REAL whole food ingredients and made with REAL chocolate. The bars were designed to satisfy your afternoon chocolate cravings and carry you over up until your next meal. All of their products are Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, NON-GMO, 100% ORGANIC and most importantly they do not use any preservatives or anything artificial in their product. Packed with plant-based proteins and high fiber to ensure that it keeps you full for up to 4 hours.


Be sure to use my 15% off Coupon Code:

DEROSA15

and shop for them

HERE.









Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See New Jersey Like Never Before


The Farmer’s Almanac estimates that the official peak season for fall foliage in New Jersey occurs between the dates of mid-October to early November, which doesn’t leave a ton of time for adventuring. Short on time? This perfect two-day route just might be the answer! The best fall foliage in New Jersey awaits here.








There’s A Glowing Pumpkin Trail Coming To New Jersey And It’ll Make Your Fall Magical



Halloween is one of the most magical, mystical times of the year, attracting costumed folks with kids in tow and hastening one of the most indulgent seasons. Whether you’re excited for pumpkin patches or trick or treating, the autumnal fun of Halloween is sure to make you psyched for the end of the year!


If you live in New Jersey, you’re not too far from a fantastically magical pumpkin experience – Wagner Farm Arboretum’s Brite Nights in New Jersey. Located in the ever-beautiful town of Warren, everyone should visit this glowing spectacular at least once – it’s among the best (non-scary) Halloween activities in the United States, making it great for the whole family.


Wagner Farm Arboretum offers over 92 acres of outdoor space including a giving garden, children's garden, and community garden. There are several trails to enjoy while strolling the grounds along with gardening classes! The arboretum is a non-profit organization and the Giving Garden produces vegetables dedicated to feeding families and individuals who do not have the resources to acquire a nutritional, healthy, and fresh meal.


They do a lot of good in the Garden State and raise money for their mission in several ways...



Brite Nites allows folks to indulge in an elaborate display of jack o' lanterns, intricately carved and designed by local crafts folk. A garden path filled to the brim with pumpkin sculptures and pieces of pumpkin-based artwork is bound to astound you. Follow it once, twice, walk slowly. Experience and indulge in the incredible artistry. It's a fun experience that's engaging and appropriate for the whole family!


Can you imagine walking down the pumpkin path and marveling at all of the magnificent jack o' lanterns illuminating the night? It's almost unreal. It's the best pumpkin glow in New Jersey, with no competition. You'll see some truly terrific carvings! Travel above and under the ocean, past pirates and giant serpents and through the Wild West, looking out for famous people on the way. Your journey will take you through a multitude of amazing scenes that our artists have created using pumpkins.


Make sure that you don't miss out on the quirky "Barn of Fear" experience, filled with eerie ghouls, vampires, zombies and ghosts. Yikes! There's nothing like a good and creepy Halloween scare. This truly is the best pumpkin glow in New Jersey! And while the pumpkins are pretty, there's even more fun to be had... Of course, keep in mind that you'll have to bring cash! This fun experience is definitely worth the investment for the whole family, and it comes highly recommended as the best pumpkin glow in New Jersey. Does it get any better than that...?


Held for four weekends each October; the dates are Oct. 28-30, 2021. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online. Make sure that you plan ahead of time for your timed entry. For updates and to learn more about the best pumpkin glow in New Jersey, check out the Wagner Farm Arboretum website and Facebook page.







Halloween at Bell Works

Holmdel, N.J.

Visit Bell Works shops and eateries on the Block to celebrate Halloween! Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater invites you to a bewitching evening of dance, inspired by some of your favorite horror classics! Join us for Dance theater works inspired by the novel Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hitchcock’s The Birds, and a new take on the Ballet Giselle.

Directed by Gabriel Chajnik, with special guest actor William King. Script by Jason Cohen and Gabriel Chajnik. Following this professional production will be a performance by the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy students, featuring live music by New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Soeda.

Performance will be held at the Theater at BellWorks.* $3 Facility Fee per ticket. Purchase tickets HERE.

Performance Times

Saturday, October 30th- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

& Sunday, October 31st- 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.




Not in New Jersey? No worries!


23 of The Best Halloween Festivals Happening in the U.S. This Year from Oprah Magazine here!



Be sure to tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #NDHalloween with all your Halloween costumes, decor & treats!



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