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Saturday, 31 October 2015

These Friendly Zombie Eyes Can Be So Healthy For Halloween !


Continuing the Halloween Healthy Eating theme ... how about these healthy zombie eyes? I'm sure the younger guests will enjoy them, and 'oldies' too ... and while snacking on Zombie Eyes doesn't sound too appetizing to everyone, these zombie eye's pack a nutritional punch, especially good for the little ones!

INGREDIENTS:
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes (more on the large side)
5 hard-boiled eggs
2 ripe avocados
1 heaped tbsp organic greek yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
Pinch of smoked paprika
6 Kalamata olives, halved

UTENSILS:
Piping bag
Sharp knife
Small metal scoop/ melon baller
Small saucepan

METHOD:
1. Wash and dry the tomatoes and slice a very thin layer off the bottom so they sit flat on a cutting board.
2. Slice off the very top of the tomatoes and hollow out the seeds and center, leaving an empty cavity
3. Mash up your boiled eggs in one bowl and in another, mash together your avocados and yogurt.
4. Combine your egg and avo mix and stir thoroughly. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste.
5. Fold down your piping bag and spoon in your green egg mixture. Depending on the size of the opening on your tomatoes, cut your piping bag tip so it can easily fit inside while still allowing it to be big enough for the filling to come out.
6. Slowly pipe the mixture into the tomatoes until slightly coming out of the top. Repeat on all tomatoes
7. Sprinkle each ‘ eyeball’ with the paprika to give a bloodshot look to them and top with a half an olive to finish off the eye.


You can serve up to your little 'grommets and goblins' as a fun lunchtime snack or as a movie-time munchies.
Alternatively just leave a plate of these zombie eyes on the table and watch them disappear ... swiftly.

Recipe idea and photo from here

The tomato juice / seeds can be mixed into the 'gravy' used in your favourite low carb shepherds pie recipe.

All the best Jan

8 comments:

Jo said...

Ha ha, they sound gruesome, just right for Halloween.

eileeninmd said...

They are a cute appetizer, thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween, enjoy your weekend!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

A very cute and healthy Halloween snack! They sound pretty tasty to me!

Lowcarb team member said...

Jo
Yes, use the word Zombie and you think gruesome ... but these do make a great Halloween food idea.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen
Many thanks for your comment.
A fun idea just right for tonight!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Amy
These are a super fun food - just right for this time of year ... or indeed if you should ever have a 'Zombie' themed get-together!

All the best Jan

The Spooky Whisk said...

Brilliant.

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy
Fun and 'Brilliant' and Healthy

Thanks

All the best Jan