Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2013
Bellucci Premium recommends creating healthier snacks this Halloween by substituting butter for olive oil in cookie and cake recipes.
According to a SkinnyChef.com article published on October 10th titled “Healthy And Tasty Halloween Treats,” it’s common for kids to go all out with chocolate and salty treats during Halloween. The author of the article, Chef Jennifer Iserloh, details how making food during this fun holiday can be done in a healthier way.
Iserloh shares these recipe ideas in the article as better alternatives to sugary snacks and candy:
- Coco Bats - These require ¾ cups fat free margarine, 1 cup sugar, 3 egg whites, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 ½ cup whole wheat flower, 1 ½ cup flour, and ½ cup unsweetened coco powder. Mix sugar and margarine first and then add the rest of the ingredients. Roll the dough out and use a bat cookie cutter to make fun shapes. This recipe requires half the amount of sugar and is still a chocolaty treat.
- Banana bites - These are low calorie and are no-bake. Kids also love them because of the coconut crust. They require ½ cup sweetened coconut flakes, 2 bananas, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp sugar, and a ½ cup of low fat sour cream. Toast the coconut at 350 degrees for 8 minutes and mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Slice bananas into half inch slices and coat them in the sugar mixture. Then dip the bananas in the sour cream and press with coconut flakes.
Natalie Sexenian, marketing manager for Bellucci Premium, says that extra virgin olive oil can be used as a substitute for butter in cookie and cake recipes. “This provides an easy and healthy way to use all of your favorite Halloween cookie recipes while getting the added health benefits of olive oil.”
Sexenian recommends trying this health trick when baking during any time of the year, not just Halloween. “Use around 2 ½ teaspoons of olive oil for every 1 tablespoon of butter used,” she says. “Not only will your baked good taste delicious, but they will be moist as well.”
Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers. The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.