Healthy Halloween Treat: Frankenguac

A healthy Halloween snack is hard to come by these days, so we went ahead and made our own! Avocados are delicious, and they’re packed with folic acid, a natural vitamin that helps our gum tissue fight back against inflammation and bleeding.

You can also find high amounts of potassium, or Vitamin K, in avocado. Potassium helps keep your teeth nice and strong, lessening your risk of tooth decay!

Avocados also contain the special nutrients we get from leafy greens called phytochemicals. They’re rich in antioxidants and help protect gums and other tissues from infection.

Add a dose of avocado to your diet this Halloween and share your healthy, low-sugar Halloween snack all around the neighborhood!

Halloween guacamole recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1 can whole black olives
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 sprig cilantro
  • 1 small lime
  • 1 bag blue corn tortilla chips
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Make the Guacamole:

  1. In a bowl, smash 3 avocados with a fork.
  2. Chop ¼ of the onion.
  3. Mince 3 tablespoons of cilantro.
  4. Mix onion and cilantro with the avocado.
  5. Squeeze in 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
  6. Add about ¾ teaspoon of salt and pepper.

Create Frakenguac:

  1. Spread the guacamole across a flat serving sheet into a rectangle.
  2. Slice three olives into slivers to create the stitching for the scar and mouth.
  3. Use whole olives for the neck bolts and nose.
  4. Add two dollops of sour cream before placing the two whole olives for eyes.
  5. Scatter blue corn tortilla chips above your Frakenguac for a wild hair style.

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