Healthy Halloween recipes by 15 Minute Mom

As the time draws near for the time when chocolates and sweets reign supreme and children turn into sugar covered, sugar ingesting, little monsters,  here’s how to keep it healthy and yet fun. Mums in the wood, asked Kripa Dewani, the true 15 minute mom, to send us some of her healthy Halloween recipes 

15min Mom is a concept designed to help busy people, like Mums, minimise cooking time and maximise health, energy and nourishment. Kripa is a true 15min Mom that produces her meals in 15 minutes using basic ingredients found easily in any supermarket and kitchen gadgets that we all possess. Her kitchen runs on tricks and hacks that help save time and include recipes not only for the little ones but also for adults. Being a mum of 3, Kripa struggles with time to plan meals, shop for them and then cook – a problem many of us can relate to. Her Instagram page @15min_mom is filled with easy recipes and ideas for meals as well as step by step recipe videos to help people, like her, to cook from scratch in very little time. With an MSc in Organic Chemistry she also gives her followers some important food facts and label reading guides.

Here is a Halloween edit of just a few easy 15min delicious recipes.


Avo-choco orange pumpkin pods


1 ripe banana

½ a large ripe avocado

1 spoonful organic sugarfree cocoa powder (you can use any chocolate powder)

30ml coconut milk (or your preferred milk)

  • Into a blender, peel the banana, scoop half the avocado, add the cocoa powder and milk then blitz
  • Cut the top end of an orange and scoop out the inside pulp
  • Draw your pumpkin face with a permanent marker. Make sure the surface of the orange is dried with kitchen roll so the ink adheres
  • Use the orange as a pod for the avo-choco mousse
  • Chill and serve the day it’s made


Green Peanut Monsters


2 green apples

2 spoonfuls of peanut butter

1 strawberry

Edible eyeballs

  • Slice the green apples in quarters and remove core
  • Cut out some mouths across the centre of the skin side of the apple
  • Stuff some peanut butter in the mouths with a small spoon
  • Slice the strawberry thinly and place on apples as tongues
  • Place your eyeballs on the apples using peanut butter as glue


Spooky Graveyard Vegan Bolognese


1 pack black bean noodles (most health shops have them)

1 medium sized cauliflower

1 celery stick

1 medium sized carrot

1 small red onion

1tspn chopped garlic

1 tin organic chopped tomatoes

3 tbspn organic passata

2 tbspn Olive oil

A few fresh basil leaves

Salt & pepper to taste

  • Boil the black bean pasta for 6-8mins or as indicated on the package
  • In a food processor chuck in the cauliflower florettes, celery cut in sticks, chunky cut carrots
  • In a pan, heat the olive oil then add the garlic and chopped onion
  • Let brown for a few minutes then add the veggie mince. Keep on high heat to burn off any water
  • Add salt, pepper, basil
  • After 2-3mins add the chopped tomatoes
  • Stir and add the passata for more redness
  • Serve hot or cold. Add vegan cheese or parmesan and olive eyeballs for effect

Photos courtesy of 15 minute mom


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