Easy Halloween Recipes

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Eat, drink and be scary!

There’s nothing spookier than running out of snacks and treats when hunger strikes on Halloween night! Luckily, Sprouts has you covered! Enjoy easy-to-grab bites from the Bulk Department to craft a festive snack board or fun, colorful decor on delicious baked goods, like candy corn cupcakes, for a night full of seasonal goodness.

Halloween Treats Board

Halloween Treat Board

Treat yourself to a snack board full of frightfully delicious treats from the Bulk Department! From vegan gummies to decadent, chocolate-covered nuts, there’s a something for everyone to try.

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Peanut butter pumpkin fudge

gluten free

Pumpkin Fudge with Chocolate Chips

If you’re looking for a new treat to make this fall, you’ll love this pumpkin fudge! It’s loaded with seasonal pumpkin flavor, chocolate chips, peanut butter and easily made with basic pantry ingredients.

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Candy corn cupcake

gluten free

Candy Corn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Sink your teeth into this sweet, gluten-free treat! Homemade gluten-free pumpkin spice cupcakes are topped with decadent cream cheese frosting and adorned with seasonal candy corn.

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Halloween Spinach Salad

plant based

Spooky Spinach Salad

Eating your greens doesn’t have to be scary! Dig into this nutritious dish filled with purple sweet potatoes, cucumbers, walnuts, spinach and a homemade avocado dill dressing.

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Festive Halloween Toast Recipes

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Dig in to these frightfully delicious toasts … if you dare!

Spooky season is upon on us, so why not get in the spirit with a fun, creative treat the whole family can enjoy? These hauntingly good toast recipes are easy-peasy and don’t require many tricks, just treats! Plus, each one can be crafted with gluten-free and vegan-friendly ingredients. Thanks to our friend Elaine, at EatingbyElaine.comfor providing these fang-tastic bites.

Grilled Cheese Ghosts

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Whole wheat or gluten-free bread
  • Vegan butter, for grilling
  • Shredded vegan mozzarella cheese
  • Black olives, for decor

  • How to:

  • Cut a ghost shape out of one slice of bread. Cut one side of the full slide and just one side of the slice with the cutout ghost in the center (the edges around the ghost). Save the cut-out ghost for the below recipe.
  • For the full slice of bread with no cutout, place butter-side down on skillet over medium heat. Do the same with the slice of bread with the ghost cutout in the middle. You will end up putting these two slices together in a moment.
  • Spread mozzarella cheese overtop only the full slice of bread in one even layer as the other side of the slice sears.
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  • Place the leftover bread (with the ghost cutout in the middle) overtop the full slice of bread with no cutout.  Make sure the butter side/seared side is facing up. Allow the grilled cheese ghost sandwich to continue to cook another minute or two to allow the cheese to melt into the top slice and help hold the sandwich together.  Take the grilled cheese off the burner and decorate with black olive slices to make a ghost face if desired.
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  • For the actual ghost cutout, you can save this for the recipe below.  Or, you can spread the mozzarella cheese over top of the ghost cut out too.  You can place this piece in a toaster oven at 400°F to cook it and melt the cheese until golden brown.Then decorate it with black olives for the ghost face too.
Vegan grilled cheese ghost

Ghost Toast

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Whole wheat or gluten-free bread
  • Vegan cream cheese
  • Raisins and chocolate chips, for decor

  • How to:

  • Toast the bread.
  • Cut a ghost shape out of one slice of bread only.
  • Spread cream cheese overtop the ghost and the other slice of bread.
  • Place the slice of bread with the ghost cutout overtop the slice of bread with no cutout.
  • Decorate both ghosts with raisins for the ghost mouth and chocolate chips for the ghost eyes.
Vegan ghost toast

Sweet Spider Web Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice Whole wheat or gluten-free bread
  • 2 Tbsp. Nutella or hazelnut spread
  • 2 Tbsp. Vanilla fruit dip or vegan icing
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • 2-3 Pretzel twists

  • How to:

  • Lightly toast one piece of bread.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of Nutella or hazelnut spread overtop to cover the toast entirely.
  • Use a fork or squeeze bottle with a fine tip to make the spider web design out of the cashew icing.
  • Halve the date lengthwise for the spider’s body and place it on the web.
  • Break the pretzel twists to create tiny spider legs and add 6 pieces (3 on each side of the date). Enjoy!
Nutella spider toast

Pumpkin & Fall Leaf Toast

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices Whole wheat or gluten-free bread
  • Pumpkin flavored hummus, or hummus of choice
  • Reed, yellow and orange bell peppers, sliced into 1-inch pieces

  • How to:

  • Use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to cut a pumpkin image out of one slice of bread.
  • Spread hummus over top the other slice and place the bread with the pumpkin cutout hole overtop. This way you don’t waste any bread.
  • For the pumpkin that was cut out, spread pumpkin hummus overtop. Use a tiny piece of the bread’s crust for the stem.
  • For the leaves, lightly toast 2 slices of bread.
  • Use a knife to cut leaves out of one slice of bread.
  • Spread hummus over top the other slice and place the bread with the leaf cutout holes overtop. This way you don’t waste any bread. Decorate with sliced bell pepper.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus Toast

Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic Recipes

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Add immune-boosting goodness to your menu!

Black elderberries are a nutrient powerhouse full of good-for-you vitamins and antioxidants, making them a must-have during the changing seasons. Gaia Herb’s new Black Elderberry Tonic is expertly crafted with organic raw honey, organic apple cider vinegar, organic black elderberries and organic acerola to support a healthy immune system.* One small teaspoon of this potent syrup contains more than three grams of black elderberries—that’s over 55 whole berries!

Since black elderberries are naturally sweet and sour, Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic makes a delightfully nutritious add-in for a variety of recipes so you can eat, drink and stay well all season long.

Black Elderberry Tonic Punch

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 5 (32 oz.) bottles Lemonade
  • 9 tablespoons (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon) Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup
  • 2 (20 oz.) bottles Sparkling water, plain or lime

  • How to:

  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Add lemonade, then stir in the Black Elderberry Syrup. Add sparkling water.

Black Elderberry Tonic Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 1 cup Green tea, brewed according to package directions and cooled
  • 1 tsp. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic
  • Sparkling water (optional)
  • A few small sprigs of fresh herbs, such as basil or lemon balm
  • 1 Lemon wedge, for garnish

  • How to:

  • Pour cooled green tea over ice, then add Black Elderberry Tonic. Stir gently. Add sparkling water, if using.
  • Lightly rub herbs between hands until they are fragrant and slightly crushed, then add to the glass and stir gently to incorporate.
  • Add lemon wheel or wedge to the side of the glass or squeeze slightly and add directly to the beverage for more delightful lemon flavor.
Black Elderberry Tonic Ice Tea Mocktail

Black Elderberry Tonic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic
  • 2 tsp. Fresh lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tsp. Mayonnaise (optional)
  • 1/2 sm. Garlic clove, minced or chopped very fine (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

  • How to:

  • Add olive oil, Black Elderberry Tonic, lemon juice, and mayonnaise (if using) to a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid. Whisk if using a bowl or shake vigorously if using a jar, until ingredients come together and emulsify
  • Add lemon zest, garlic (if using), and salt and pepper to taste (at least a big pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper but adjust according to preference). Whisk or shake again to incorporate ingredients.
Black Elderberry Tonic Vinaigrette

Black Elderberry Tonic Roasted Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 3 tsp. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Salt

  • How to:

  • Preheat the oven to 350⁰F.
  • Put the strawberries into a baking dish. Sprinkle the Black Elderberry Tonic, vanilla, and pinch of salt over the strawberries and stir, making sure all berries are covered. Allow to soften/macerate for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After the strawberries have macerated, arrange them in a single layer in the baking dish and roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes (15 minutes if using a convection oven).
  • Remove strawberries from the oven and allow to cool before serving. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days.
  • Serve over ice cream, oatmeal, toast with nut butter, yogurt, granola, pancakes, French toast, grilled fish, tofu, or used as a cake topping.
Black Elderberry Tonic Roasted Strawberries
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Comforting Dishes For Fall

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Cook up comfy-cozy goodness!

Fall back in love with delicious, home cookin’ this season. There’s nothing quite like gathering around the table with the family on a chilly night to enjoy a filling meal that’s packed with nutrients, flavor and seasonal ingredients. From butternut squash to barley, there’s a recipe for every fall-inspired craving!

Butternut squash pasta

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Fettuccine Bake

Squash hunger with this easy-to-make pasta dish combined with creamy goat cheese, fried sage and our limited-time-only butternut squash pasta sauce.

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stuffed acorn squash

gluten free

Mushroom Stuffed Mediterranean-Inspired Squash

You’ll be stuffed after this dish! Acorn squash is filled with rice, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas and artichokes for a new seasonal fave.

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Chicken pot pie soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup

It’s time to break out the slow cooker! This chicken pot pie soup is full of vibrant vegetables, shredded chicken and topped with a tender, flaky biscuit.

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Stuffed meatballs

gluten free

Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

Mama mia! These 100% grass-fed Angus beef meatballs are transformed into a delightful, ooey-gooey dish when stuffed with mozzarella cheese and baked in a savory marinara sauce.

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Fall salad

gluten free

Fall Harvest Salad

Figs, roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes and dried cranberries come together beautifully to create a fully-loaded fall harvest salad perfect for any day of the week.

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Stuffed sweet potatoes

gluten free

BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Organic sweet potatoes are seasoned and roasted to perfection, then stuffed with tender, tangy BBQ chicken! They’re a simple, easy meal for the whole family to enjoy.

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Beef and barely soup

Beef and Barley Soup with Butternut Squash

Let your slow cooker do all the work! This hearty soup is full of fall’s most comforting ingredients like beef, sweet butternut squash, savory mushrooms and barely.

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The Goodness of Grapes

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What’s more refreshing than the crisp, juicy burst of a sweet grape? Branch out of the familiar red and green grapes to explore our unique, seasonal varieties offered only during their short season! Grapes are planted in the late winter and early spring so they are able to grow in the hot, sunny days of summer. Grapes are harvested near the end of summer into early fall. Enjoy them on their own or make them the star of the show on a cheeseboard, tossed in a leafy green salad or homemade jams.

Here are some of the unique varieties to keep an eye out for:


 

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Frozen yogurt covered grapes

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Grapes

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Grape shrub mocktail in a glass

Grape Shrub Mocktail

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Grape Galette with ice cream

Rustic Grape Galette

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charcuterie board with cheese and seasonal grapes

Grape and Cheese Board

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Taste of the Tropics

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Taste the goodness of unique tropical fruit!


Explore a delicious variety of seasonal tropical fruit and bring home a little taste of the tropics. To help you decode their rather intimidating appearance, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you enjoy all the goodness these fruits have to offer.


   

Feeling inspired? Give these tropical recipes a try!


Strawberry kiwi parfait in a cup

Paleo Mango Smoothie


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Mango Limeade Refresher

Mango Limeade Refresher


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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie


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Easy Avocado Recipes

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All you avo wanted!

Smash ’em, fry ’em, slice ’em, dice ’em … no matter how you eat ’em, avocados are a favorite for good reasons! Aside from being extra creamy and delicious, avocados are packed with good-for-you nutrients too!
  • Contains more potassium than a banana
  • More fiber in a single serving than any other fruit (Yes, it’s a fruit!)
  • High in antioxidants and vitamins C, E and K
  • May support healthy cholesterol levels due to its heart-healthy fat content

How to pick ’em:

Judging by the color alone won’t be much help here … you gotta feel them out! Avocados are ready to eat when they yield to slight pressure, so go ahead and give them a gentle squeeze to ensure they’re good to go! When squeezed, they shouldn’t be too firm or too soft … they should be just right!
Pro tips:
Be sure to pick avocados with their tiny wooden knot still attached to the top, as this will ensure that the avocado hasn’t oxidized on the inside yet. If you bring home an avocado that’s not quite ripe, place it in a paper bag to speed up the process. Or, if they’re getting too ripe before you’re ready to use, place them in the refrigerator to preserve!

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Avocados From Mexico™

Creamy, delicious avocados have been imported for U.S. consumption since 1997! Since then, their popularity has swept the nation for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s in guacamole for the big game, or smashed for heart-healthy avocado toast. When you pick up a Hass avocado from the Avocados From Mexico brand, you can enjoy it with confidence knowing they’re always fresh and always in season, 365 days a year. The warm, coastal climate and rich Michoacán soil nourishes over 30,000 avocado orchards each year, supplying over 1.7 billion pounds of avocados!

Growing a perfect avocado

Avocado growers in Mexico have perfected their technique over the years. They take the best of both worlds from the avocado tree, the branches and the roots, and combine them to craft their very own, hand-made plant to grow a delicious Hass avocado. Each new tree takes about three to five years to produce fruit, but they are more than worth the wait! Once they’re ready to be picked, avocados are harvested with a pole and carefully inspected from the shine of their skin to the texture and color, ensuring only the best arrive at your table.

Get your guac on with these fresh recipes!

keto

Spicy Lobster and Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Creamy avocados are stuffed with fresh lobster, shrimp, vibrant tomatoes and a zesty punch of lime.

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Summer Heirloom Tomato Guacamole

plant based

Summer Heirloom Tomato Guacamole

Classic guacamole is taken up a notch with heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs for a flavorful summer dip ready in minutes.

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Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta

plant based

Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta

This hearty pasta dish is an easy, quick meal that is incredibly flavorful thanks to the grilled avocado, sundried tomatoes and a homemade, lemon-garlic dressing.

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Guacamole Chicken Salad

gluten free

Guacamole Chicken Salad

Tender chicken is shredded and combined with mashed avocado, cilantro, lime juice and chopped tomatoes for a refreshing twist on traditional chicken salad.

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Crusted Avocado Tacos

plant based

Crispy Avocado Tacos

Creamy, baked avocados are coated with crushed tortilla chips on a crunchy whole wheat tortilla for a deliciously light and nutritious meal.

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Avocado and Grilled Vegetable Salad

plant based

Avocado and Grilled Vegetable Salad

Zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, avocados … oh my! If you’re looking for a veggie-packed meal ready in only 20 minutes, this dish is it!

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