It’s around this time of year that family and friends start gathering together for dinners, lunches, and brunches. We think of it as a kind of prelude to that big ‘cherry on top’ dinner that is Thanksgiving. A ‘prelude’ that unfortunately is not commonly made up of the healthiest line-up of recipes.
At Hemmfy it motivates us to be able to provide our customers with products that have a positive impact on their health, ultimately helping people live a healthier and happier life. In this case, given the time of year, we’d like to incorporate that mission into a few recipes that combine the many benefits of CBD with the delicious seasonal flavors of fall.
Why consider adding CBD to your recipes for Halloween?
Recipes don’t need to be less delicious in order to be healthy, they just need to include the right ingredients. CBD is a great candidate to consider if you’re trying to bend a traditional Halloween recipe into a healthy functional dish with a ‘wow’ factor.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It has grown in popularity over the past few years due to the extensive list of benefits that have been identified in both clinical trials and as part of anecdotal evidence recorded by frequent users. Evidence that has attributed CBD with anxiolytic, antiemetic, anti-depressant, anti-oxidant, anticonvulsant, and antipsychotic properties.
Not only that but CBD is an extremely versatile component that comes in many different formats including oils, capsules, tinctures, creams, and infused edibles. All clear-cut reasons to consider adding a bit of CBD to your Halloween recipes.
Healthy Halloween Recipes
Halloween Dessert Recipe
We dare say that the fall season is not complete without a proper pie, and if tradition is at all important in your household then you already know the recipe we’re hinting towards; Pecan Pie.
Since we’re not really chefs, we won’t go into the nitty gritty of how to bake and prepare the pie itself. At the end of the day, it’s highly likely that you’re able to bake a pecan pie way better than we ever will and if you live in a traditional household, then you probably have a recipe you love and like.
Even if we’re talking about a different kind of pie, the way to add CBD will be the same. You’ll just have to purchase an edible CBD oil that you can mix into the pie batter or butter and voilá, you’re set to go. In order to avoid altering the chemical properties of your CBD oil we recommend doing a non-bake dessert recipe where the oil does not have to be submitted to high temperatures.
Halloween Treats Recipe
If there’s any seasonal fruit that could give pumpkin a run for its money when it comes to the #1 spot as the Halloween fruit, its apples. Or better yet, traditional caramel apples.
In order to make them everything you’ll need is freshly picked red apples, coconut sugar, coconut milk, honey, sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a handful of toasted nuts if that sounds like something that’s up your alley.
The process is simple, mix all the ingredients except the nuts into a large bowl. Then place the mixture over medium heat until it reaches a boiling temperature. Once the mixture starts boiling turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes while stirring frequently. After 15 minutes let the mixture sit at room temperature for another 15 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled down, add your edible CBD oil and stir until diluted entirely.
Now it’s time to dip your apples and cover with nuts. Let the dipped apples rest on parchment paper until the caramel topping has solidified. Pop the apples on a nice platter and serve!
Here’s one last item on the list that might seem like we’re taking the easy way out, but we promise we’re not. It’s just that at the end of the day, Hemmfy is a CBD retailer and we wouldn’t be staying true to our essence if we didn’t suggest buying a finished good.
As kids, we’re pretty sure that all of us remember the traditional Halloween gummies that we put on our fingers and used to pretend they were witch nails. That’s right, we’re talking about Candy Corn. If you want a traditional Halloween candy, then what else is there?
There is an unexpected upside though. As the Halloween holidays draw nearer, CBD companies start to come out with seasonal products. Brands known for gummies and candies will most likely treat us to some CBD infused Candy Corn. So keep your eyes open and get your hands on some of these mouth watering treats.