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Wellness
Published Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 by Mooch and Mel

No Tricks, Just Treats: Healthy Halloween Recipes

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Two things keep people stuck in an eating rut: restrictive dieting and fad dieting. Halloween seems to scream out to both of these.

Those seeking to improve or maintain their health believe they have to restrict and completely refrain from enjoying any festive treats. It’s like a bad spell! It's a mind trick that results in you feeling deprived, unworthy, or worse—binging on the Reeses-filled candy jack-o-lantern by the front door when no one is looking.

Then there are fad diets. The “I’ll start Monday” mentality kicks in, or people desperately search their phone, ordering the nearest juice cleanse to undo all the damage. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t work! These tricks not only take us backward; they can cause damage to both our mental and physical health.

It’s all about an anti-deprivation and pro-understanding approach. As nutrition coaches and personal trainers, we value sticking to one track: your track.

So when spooky season comes around, it’s even better when we can integrate festive and gut-friendly treats into Halloween. Each of these recipes is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free with no artificial sweeteners or flavors. Your sweet tooth and tummy will thank you!

Ghoulishly green

Vegan Chocolate Covered Matcha Balls
What’s better than matcha and melted vegan dark chocolate? If you want something a little more seasonal, try using our pumpkin blondie recipe (omit chocolate chips), and rolling into balls after baking. 

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Ghoulishly green

Vegan Chocolate Covered Matcha Balls
What’s better than matcha and melted vegan dark chocolate? If you want something a little more seasonal, try using our pumpkin blondie recipe (omit chocolate chips), and rolling into balls after baking. 

Pumpkin meets protein

Pumpkin Spiked Smoothie
Morning, afternoon, or evening, this is a crowd favorite. You can make it up to 24 hours in advance. And heck, if you add in some Bailey’s, Cafe Patron, or Kahlua as a late-night treat, we won’t tell.
 

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Pumpkin meets protein

Pumpkin Spiked Smoothie
Morning, afternoon, or evening, this is a crowd favorite. You can make it up to 24 hours in advance. And heck, if you add in some Bailey’s, Cafe Patron, or Kahlua as a late-night treat, we won’t tell.
 

Haunting hydration

Witch’s Water

There is something magical about adding a teaspoon of activated charcoal and a tablespoon of rose water to your H2O. Not only will it reduce inflammation and detoxify your body, but the addition also offers a spooky tint to your teeth and tongue.

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Haunting hydration

Witch’s Water

There is something magical about adding a teaspoon of activated charcoal and a tablespoon of rose water to your H2O. Not only will it reduce inflammation and detoxify your body, but the addition also offers a spooky tint to your teeth and tongue.

Dressed up dessert

Costumed Candy Bars
Halloween is filled with tricks, treats, and, most of the time, stomach aches. Make your own version of your favorite candy bars with this gluten-free, dairy-free treat! Reese's fan? Top these delicious bars with some almond butter or peanut butter. If you’re more of a Mound's lover, add in more coconut or throw in a little mint extract if Thin Mints is your thing. Whatever kind of candy bar you like, serve it up healthy this Halloween! 

Halloween kicks off months of festivities and there is no point in throwing in the towel on health until 2020 or missing out on all the fun. Whatever your holiday traditions are, steer clear of the on and off-track mentality and stick to the one track that matters—yours.

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Dressed up dessert

Costumed Candy Bars
Halloween is filled with tricks, treats, and, most of the time, stomach aches. Make your own version of your favorite candy bars with this gluten-free, dairy-free treat! Reese's fan? Top these delicious bars with some almond butter or peanut butter. If you’re more of a Mound's lover, add in more coconut or throw in a little mint extract if Thin Mints is your thing. Whatever kind of candy bar you like, serve it up healthy this Halloween! 

Halloween kicks off months of festivities and there is no point in throwing in the towel on health until 2020 or missing out on all the fun. Whatever your holiday traditions are, steer clear of the on and off-track mentality and stick to the one track that matters—yours.

Mooch & Mel - MINDBODY
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Mooch and Mel
Co-owners | Move With MM
About the author
A finalist in America's Most Inspiring Trainer, Mooch is a nutrition nut and personal trainer in bootcamp and cycling classes. Mel, a yoga instructor, life coach, and gut health educator, loves guiding others to overcome anxiety and feel more energized. Together, they bring a balance of compassion and tough love to help busy women who feel stuck, move!
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Wellness
Published Tuesday Nov 12, 2019 by Erica Arvanitis

November Picks: What We’re Reading on SCRIBD

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The season of finding gratitude is here, and we’re all about reflecting on books that make our lives, our minds, and hearts bigger. 

Need a good read for the Thanksgiving trip home? Find something you’ll enjoy on the SCRIBD app. Search through audiobooks, snapshots, magazines—even sheet music!

The Little Book of Hygge // Meik Wiking

Wondering what hygge is? Pronounced hoo-ga, this cute little book has all the info you need to know about this Danish lifestyle trend. So take a break, get comfy, and learn about the cornerstone of Danish life while discovering advice and tips on incorporating more cozy into your routine. 

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The Little Book of Hygge // Meik Wiking

Wondering what hygge is? Pronounced hoo-ga, this cute little book has all the info you need to know about this Danish lifestyle trend. So take a break, get comfy, and learn about the cornerstone of Danish life while discovering advice and tips on incorporating more cozy into your routine. 

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy // Jenny Odell

In a world where our value is determined by our constant productivity, doing nothing is a form of resistance. Artist and critic Jenny Odell shares her field guide to doing nothing and offers an insightful critique of what we think productivity is, what reconnects us to nature, and reveals what we are normally too distracted to see about ourselves and the world around us. 

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy // Jenny Odell

In a world where our value is determined by our constant productivity, doing nothing is a form of resistance. Artist and critic Jenny Odell shares her field guide to doing nothing and offers an insightful critique of what we think productivity is, what reconnects us to nature, and reveals what we are normally too distracted to see about ourselves and the world around us. 

Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey // A.J. Jacobs 

Discovering that his coffeeand every other item in our liveswould not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted, New York Times author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. A journey that takes him all over the globe to individually thank farmers, chemists, truckers, miners, artists, and more, Thanks A Thousand is a great reminder of the power of connection and how gratitude can change our outlook on life. 

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Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey // A.J. Jacobs 

Discovering that his coffeeand every other item in our liveswould not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted, New York Times author A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. A journey that takes him all over the globe to individually thank farmers, chemists, truckers, miners, artists, and more, Thanks A Thousand is a great reminder of the power of connection and how gratitude can change our outlook on life. 

Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body and the Healing Power of Yoga // Peter Sterios 

Looking for the perfect gift for the yogi in your life? Check out Peter Sterios’ groundbreaking book on the full, healing potential of yoga. An innovative yoga teacher and trainer, Sterios shares a unique set of principles to help anyonefrom beginners to advanced yogisrestore their approach to yoga by tuning into the body. 

Whether you’re looking for a good gift or a good read, use code MINDBODY to get three months of SCRIBD free and start exploring! 
 

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Gravity & Grace: How to Awaken Your Subtle Body and the Healing Power of Yoga // Peter Sterios 

Looking for the perfect gift for the yogi in your life? Check out Peter Sterios’ groundbreaking book on the full, healing potential of yoga. An innovative yoga teacher and trainer, Sterios shares a unique set of principles to help anyonefrom beginners to advanced yogisrestore their approach to yoga by tuning into the body. 

Whether you’re looking for a good gift or a good read, use code MINDBODY to get three months of SCRIBD free and start exploring! 
 

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.