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13 Spooky Halloween Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy

13 Spooky Halloween Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy

Halloween is one holiday both kids and adults can agree is totally awesome. A day that celebrates thrills, chills and candy, no Halloween celebration is complete without some creepy delicacies. To give your Halloween gathering a new spin, these 13 utterly delightful Halloween recipes will surely leave you satisfied.

Fruit/Apple Teeth Treats

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    These fruity Apple Teeth should be among anyone’s favorite Halloween recipes. Quick to put together, these bite-size fangs make wonderful – and healthy! – appetizers or snacks. 

    Spooky Witches Fingers

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      Another excellent snack or appetizer, this Halloween recipe is creepy and delicious. An easy recipe for kids to help with too, these spooky biscuit sticks are the perfect complement to any Halloween-themed event. 

      Skeleton Brain Dip

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        The perfect Halloween snack or starter if little ones want to help you get ready, this simple vegetable dip is a healthy companion to balance out your more sugary creepy meals. This fun take on vegetables and dip is a simple way to add more to any Halloween occasion.

        Mummy Spinach Dip

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          Another great recipe, but one that takes a bit more time to prepare, is this bread mummy spinach dip. A deliciously spooky twist on a classic appetizer, this bread bowl spinach dip is particularly great for large Halloween gatherings.

          Mummy Hot Dogs

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            Whether you’re making a light meal or just want a quick and easy Halloween lunch, this Halloween chili and mummy wrapped hotdogs are the perfect snack. Another simple recipe so the children can have fun too, if you make it in tandem with the next recipe on the list, the two recipes complement each other and are easy to make.

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            Mummy Face Pizza

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              These single-serve pizzas made to look like mummies are another excellent option if you’re looking for a substantial snack or light meal. Because each person gets their own, it’s also a recipe where kids can contribute and have fun.

              Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

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                If you’d like a sweeter option for your spooky night or simply want to go all the way all day, these pumpkin waffles with apple cider syrup will start any Halloween with a bang. The rich taste of pumpkin goes surprisingly well in this classic breakfast food, and the homemade syrup is the perfect complement.

                Bats and Bones Pizza

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                  This sweet dessert pizza is a delightful option for your sweeter Halloween foods. Another good one for kids to help decorate, this pizza is rich and delicious.

                  Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes

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                    For those looking for a more decorative option, these bloody broken glass cupcakes are an inspiring recipe. The sugar glass looks impeccable atop the convincing icing blood. This recipe requires a little bit more skill, but is worth the effort.

                    Mummy Cookie Balls

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                      Another excellent seasonal dessert are these mummy cookie balls. The batter is much like cookie dough, so it is quick to make, plus kids can decorate their own. 

                      Gooey Brain Cupcakes

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                        If you’re looking for a good dessert for large groups or school functions, this delightful Halloween twist on cupcakes is perfect for sharing. The icing is not only delicious, but makes an effective brain – sure to thrill kids and adults alike

                        Green Grog

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                          Okay, this one’s not for the kids! This delicious and creepy recipe is an excellent twist on the traditional witches’ brew. This recipe is a must for any Halloween gathering.

                          FrankenMallows

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                            The last Halloween dessert to make our list, FrankenMallows are quick and easy to make yet incredibly impressive looking. Another excellent recipe for kids to decorate their own, these quick treats make a big splash at any Halloween occasion.

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                            Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                            Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                            Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                            1. Exercise Daily

                            It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                            If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                            Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                            If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                            2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                            Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                            One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                            This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                            3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                            Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                            Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                            Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                            4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                            Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                            The basic nutritional advice includes:

                            • Eat unprocessed foods
                            • Eat more veggies
                            • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                            • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                            Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                              5. Watch Out for Travel

                              Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                              This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                              If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                              6. Start Slow

                              Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                              If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                              7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                              Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                              My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                              If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                              I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                              Final Thoughts

                              Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                              Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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