A Healthy Halloween Dinner Party

Posted October 23, 2014 in dinner party, healthy eating, healthy cooking, healthy living, health, Fall, Halloween, autumn, dinner club, chili, sweet potato

Last month, I started a healthy dinner club! (Read about it here.) Because it was so much fun and the food was so delicious, I decided to organize another gathering. The theme for this month was Healthy Halloween. 

This month's party was another intimate one. Sara, who came last time, and Stacey came over to my house to enjoy some Halloween-inspired dishes and talk about health, fitness and more.

I made edamame and carrot ginger juice for appetizers. Neither Sara nor Stacey had ever had edamame before so I was excited for them to try it. Can you tell how much I love my gourd bowl? I had to post two pictures of it.

My main contribution was sweet potato carrot soup topped with spiderwebs. I'm going to be totally honest, the BF made my soup for me. I've been pretty busy since we got back from Arizona, so the BF offered to help. I gave him loose directions and he whipped it up.

Roasted Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

3 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

olive oil

1 onion, diced

1/2 jalapeno, diced

vegetable or chicken stock

salt and pepper to taste

Roast the sweet potatoes and carrots until tender. Add olive oil to a pot over medium heat. Add onion and jalapeno and cook until fragrant. Place sweet potatoes and carrots in pot. Add enough vegetable stock to cover vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. 

Cook until heated through. Place in a blender or use an immersion blender to puree soup. 

Enjoy!

I then put plain Greek yogurt in a plastic bag and cut the tip off to create a piping bag. We each piped Greek yogurt into our soup forming multiple circles. Then we took knives and cut across the Greek yogurt circle to create spiderwebs. 

I topped my soup with chipotle powder to give it a kick.

Stacey brought a Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from one of her Tosca Reno cookbooks. It was delicious! 

Sara brought dessert! She made the cutest fruit cups that looked like candy corn. She put pineapple at the bottom of the cup, topped it with mandarin oranges and then put whipped cream on the top. So cute! My photo isn't that great, so just take my word for it that they were cute.

It was such a fun night! I'm thinking about doing a holiday appetizers and desserts party sometime in December!

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