I have to start this post off with the FUNNIEST ad spot I have EVER seen.

I’m pretty sure all of my fellow health foodies will love this!!! Brought to you by Crest & Oral-B this ad titled “Halloween Treats Gone Wrong” explores the possibility of an candy-less Halloween by giving a group of children only healthy candy featuring vegetable-flavored gummies, Nori pops and tofu ghost-mallows.
Their reactions… absolutely PRICELESS!

Kid’s say the darndest things don’t they?

I literally laughed until I cried while watching this and then immediately had to show it to all of my family members. I hope you laugh as hard as I did! By the way, my favorite description is “tastes like poopie piñata!”

To continue my Healthy Halloween (that tastes way better than the ‘treats’ described in a that video), I recycled my Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers recipe and turned the bell peppers into Jack-O-Lanterns! You could also fill these adorable Jack-O-Lantern stuffed peppers with my Tofu & Wild Rice or anything else you would like!


Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers
Serves 4-5

4-5 orange bell peppers
1 cup dry quinoa + 2 cups water
1 15oz can unsweetened corn kernels
1 15oz can low sodium black beans
1 4oz can diced green chiles
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 Tbsp Southwest/Fajita seasoning (I used Mccormick Salt-Free Southwest)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring quinoa and water to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cover for 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed. Cut tops off of bell peppers, remove seeds and “meat” from inside. With a small sharp knife, carve a traditional Jack-O-Lantern face into the bell pepper. Rinse and strain the beans and corn. Once quinoa has finished cooking combine with corn, beans, green chilies, tomatoes, onion, pepper jack cheese, and fajita seasoning. Scoop the quinoa mixture into the bell peppers. Transfer stuffed bell peppers (without lids) to a baking dish lined with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Note: 1 cup of southwest quinoa mixture = 1 serving. Use this measurement when making wraps or individual stuffed bell peppers.

I’m off to construct my costume for tomorrow. I hope you have a healthy, happy, and safe Halloween!

7 Comments on Happy Healthy Halloween!

  1. Becki @ Bites 'n Brews
    October 30, 2013 at 3:22 pm (10 years ago)

    I saw that ad yesterday and have been sharing it ever since! “I threw up…” Haha, poor kids.

    • Catherine
      October 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm (10 years ago)

      Hahaha the guy’s response is classic, “you threw up? ok.” hahahahhaa

  2. Britt @ A Life Worth Living
    October 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my gosh that’s hilarious! I have to show that to my boyfriend and dad. My dad is always ribbing me for eating healthy, he’d get a kick out of that

  3. Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
    October 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Haha I saw this on Buzzfeed!

    And those stuffed peppers are adorable 🙂

  4. elle | nutritionella
    October 30, 2013 at 7:26 pm (10 years ago)

    Um, that video just made my day. Thanks for sharing, and super cute stuffed peppers! xo

  5. D @ The Kosher Cave Girl
    October 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm (10 years ago)

    These jack-o-lanterns look super cute (not to mention, super filling too!) Can’t wait to test out this recipe with some minor adjustments! I bet it would be delicious with cauliflower “rice” instead of quinoa too!

    D @ The Kosher Cave Girl


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