Dr Felix Shares Guilt-Free Tricks and Treats for a Healthier Halloween

Dr Felix Shares Guilt-Free Tricks and Treats for a Healthier Halloween

The spookiest night of the year is often the most sugar-laden too, but a scarily good new infographic shows that there is a way to avoid a chilling calorie intake with some tasty tricks for healthy Halloween treats.

Dr Felix, an online doctor and pharmacy service, has produced the colourful graphic to show that gluten free candy, superfoods and healthy snacks can all be used to turn Halloween from a fatty fright-night into a healthy evening of horrors.

For those who suffer from Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, Halloween can be one of the toughest nights of the year. Luckily, there are sweet treats that won’t result in hours writhing in agony as more and more manufacturers make candy for special diets, including those going gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian. The handy Dr Felix infographic shows which treats are suitable for which diet – with Jelly Tots, Lovehearts and Starbust ticking all the boxes.

Tamsin Nicholson, Health Editor at Dr Felix said, “Halloween isn’t the healthiest night of the year but, it doesn’t have to be a sugary nightmare. More and more brands are producing treats for restricted diets but, don’t always make it clear what they are. Our infographic is a quick and easy reference and is also packed with ideas for more healthy treats including fruity themed snacks that kids will love and ingenious ways to use pumpkin in warming, indulgent treats like spiced chai latte and creamy pumpkin soup – perfect for a post-trick or treating snack!”

For those worried about their waistlines, Dr Felix has suggestions for creating tortilla bats, witchy pretzel broomsticks, sweet ghost pops made from banana and coconut and crispy, chewy sweet potato lantern chips coated in cumin and a sprinkle of salt.

Nicholson added, “What most people don’t realise when they’re carving their jack-o-lantern is that pumpkin is actually a really versatile superfood. It can be used in a whole host of great Halloween-themed dishes. It’s low carb, packed with vitamins and antioxidants, super low calorie and loaded with protein, zinc and magnesium.

“It is really tempting to overindulge at this time of year but, our recipes and tips show that it is possible to make healthier choices and reduce the calorific intake without feeling like you’re missing out.”

Check out the infographic and find out more about Dr Felix’s services here: https://www.drfelix.co.uk/healthy-halloween