Halloween is coming, and I wanted to provide you with some wickedly fun entertaining ideas. Whether you are hosting a party, sending snacks to your child's school party, or you just want to whip up a surprisingly gory snack or dinner for family and friends, here are some fun and easy ideas to help you prepare deliciously spooky fare that's healthy and low in carbohydrates.
Truly low carb Monster-Lady Finger Cookies
2. Add a few drops of food coloring, until the mixture looks appropriately disgusting; add gluten and almond flour, 1/4 cup at a time, kneading if necessary.
3. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces; shape each piece into a "finger."
4. Use a sharp pin or a knife to carve knuckles into each dough finger; bend slightly at the curve. Scoop out a place for "fingernails." Insert one almond slice into each dough finger. To resemble a fingernail.
5. Bake at 350 F for eight to 10 minutes, or until done.
Makes 16 cookies.
Truly Low Carb Monster Toes
2. Add a few drops food coloring until the mixture looks appropriately disgusting; then add gluten and almond flour, 1/4 cup at a time, kneading if necessary.
3. Chill dough at least one hour; divide into thirds. Roll each third out to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut each piece of dough into six even strips. Form one strip around one end of each wiener, leaving about half of the wiener sticking out. Repeat until all 36 wieners are wrapped.
4. Bake at 375 degrees F until dough is lightly-browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.
5. Cool. Carve a small hole in the end of each wiener; fill with catsup to look like a toe nail.
Per Monster Toe: 1.66g carbs, 0.37g fiber, 3.04g protein, 7.30g fat, 15.64mg cholesterol, 141.95mg sodium, 84.73 calories
Variation: Toast 36 almond slices until golden, then affix one to the end of each wiener for a toenail, using a bit of pressurized cheese food for the glue, Use the catsup to make the toes bloody. The thick yellow toenails really put these over the top -- ew!
2. Mash yolks with mayonnaise and paprika; salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly; fill egg white "eye sockets" with mixture. Press an olive into each yolk mixture, pimento facing out. Trim end of eggs to create flat surface; stand eggs upright on serving platter.
Per serving: 0.43g carbs, 0.07g fiber, 3.69g protein, 8.48g fat, 127.57mg cholesterol, 109.64mg sodium, 93.53 calories
Use your favorite low carb meatloaf recipe. Instead of shaping it into a log, shape it into a corpse (legs together, arms folded across chest, with whole peppercorns or bits of pimento for eyes). Bake as usual. Just before serving, stab the poor guy in the heart with a paring knife and dump low carb catsup on the "wound."
2. Slice eight of the olives in half; arrange one half-olive in the middle of each yolk to serve as spider body. Slice off the last quarter of each of the eight remaining olives; arrange the smaller circles cut-side down in front of the bodies to serve as heads.
3. Thinly slice each of the remaining olives into six "legs" each. Arrange legs around spider bodies, hanging over sides of eggs. Place tiny bits of pimento as eyes to complete the effect.
Per serving: 0.48g carbs, 0.12g fiber, 2.78g protein, 4.13g fat, 93.53mg cholesterol, 103.92mg sodium, 50.76 calories