Healthy Trick or Treat Eats

bats Last weekend we decorated for Halloween, which the boys were obviously pretty excited about. To clarify, by “boys” I mean my kids, but more so my husband.

My husband is the biggest Halloween fan, ever. I, on the other hand, am a fan of the candy, but that’s about it. He loves haunted houses and zombie crawls. I went to a children’s haunted house once and almost peed myself. He watches American Horror Story when I’m not around. I close my eyes during the previews for even semi-scary movies. He is an avid reader of Cormac McCarthy (a post-apocalyptic author). I don’t even know who that is. You get the picture.

This year I’m doing everything I can to avoid all things frightening because last year I wasn’t so lucky. Somehow he managed to talk me into going to a zombie crawl. What is a zombie crawl? Technically, it’s an organized gathering of people that dress up as zombies. But, for someone that is not a fan of oozing, mindless, flesh eating half human corpses, it is pretty damn terrifying.

Not only did he con me into going, but somehow he managed to work his charm and convince me to do his zombie make up as well. I’m such a sucker. Some white face paint, eye shadow, eyeliner, red pastry dye and liquid latex later, I produced this horrifying face.


Spooky pic of my husband. Yes, I’m claiming him even like this.

Scary, right? I know. I almost feel guilty for creating something so bone chilling. Eeeeeek.

Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised when he wanted to go zombie paint balling this year. at night. in a corn maze. I laughed. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I love you, I’m sorry, but no dear I will not willingly go to something that sounds like my worst nightmare.

Whether you like the witches, ghosts and goblins, oh my! side of Halloween or not, I’m going to venture to guess that you also like the giant bowls of candy and cute kid costumes too! There’s nothing more than I like than those pumpkin shaped candy corns, but eating an entire bag in one sitting and secretly sneaking my kid’s candy when they go to bed is not on the docket this year. Still, it’s Halloween and you can’t not partake in the festivities. So, I’ve gathered some of the most drool worthy treats that won’t rot your teeth or make you want to put on your fat pants (i.e. any pants that are loose fitting and have an elastic waistband). You know the kind you wear on Thanksgiving).

Healthy Trick or Treat Eats


Paleo Chocolate Caramels
Paleo Skull Gummies
No Bake Vegan Twix Bars
Homemade Junior Mints
Paleo Halloween Cupcakes
Homemade Gummy Worms
Pumpkin Butter Cups
No Bake Paleo Candy Bars
Homemade Paleo Almond Joys


Paleo Yummy Mummies
Raw Witches’ Fingers
3 Ingredient Halloween Apples Bites
Paleo Mummy Dogs
“Candy Corn” Popsicles
Mummy Fingers
Deviled Eyeballs

What is your favorite Halloween treat?

Are you a fan of haunted houses and things that creep in the night?

What are you dressing up as for Halloween?

Fashionably Fit Wear: Black + Pink

The way I see it, EVERY Friday is a good day and this Friday is no exception.

It’s no secret that I have a seriously disliking for cold weather and so I was not a happy camper when the temps hit record lows this week. I know I live in the Rocky Mountains and home to Fraser, Colorado, the “Icebox of the Nation” and one of seven coldest places in the world to live, but that doesn’t mean I find anything pleasant about sub-arctic temps that make me feel like I’m living in the coldest inhabited area on Earth.

Frankly, the only thing I like about winter is my Zara down jacket, but even that can’t save me from the wrath of an arctic blast. Shockingly cold temps aside, the worst part was having to commute to and from work. My causal thirty minute drive was doubled nearly every day this week and was even quadrupled on Tuesday. No one wants to spend 2 hours in the car trying to go all of 14 miles.

Today is the first day this week that the sun is peaking through the clouds and the roads are clear of ice and slush. Today is a good day and not only because it’s Friday or because it isn’t pipe bursting, bone chillingly cold, but because I get to share a new Fashionably Fit Wear collection with all of you.

Don’t worry, it’s supposed to snow again tomorrow. Luckily, I can always rely on some retail therapy to lift my chilled spirits.

Fashionably Fit Wear: Black + Pink