When dinner comes around, you might be looking for some inspiration that allows you to celebrate Halloween while also sticking to your paleo-eating lifestyle. These recipes are ideal for a chilly Halloween evening and something the entire family can enjoy.
The first dinner you might want to have is chili. This is actually a tradition for many families for Halloween night since it is usually chili out and you want a warm, hearty meal. You can have your chili simmering on the stove while working on other festivities or even make it in a slow cooker. For paleo chili on Halloween, consider making a pumpkin chili. Use pureed pumpkin with some beef or vegetable broth, ground beef, and veggies like onions, bell peppers, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Add seasonings like cinnamon, chili powder, paprika, and garlic.
Chicken and Potato Kebabs
Kebabs are a lot of fun when you want a casual meal, especially if you want to head outside and grill your dinner. This can be good to do if you live somewhere that doesn’t get extra cold on Halloween, or you can make them indoors. Use your favorite recipe for the chicken, whether you make regular grilled chicken or go with a honey glaze on the chicken. Cook up the chicken first, then cut it into smaller pieces. You can then layer your kebabs with the chicken, chunks of sweet potato, onion, and any other veggies your family enjoys. Put it over a fire or grill for just a few minutes to cook the sweet potatoes.
The ultimate Halloween night dinner is pumpkin soup, which also happens to be something you can eat on the paleo diet. Make sure you are making your own pumpkin puree and not using anything in the can or jar so that it doesn’t contain any sugars or preservatives. You want simple pumpkin puree for this soup. Some other ingredients to add to make it good for paleo include beef stock, chunks of sweet potato, garlic, onion, coconut oil, and coconut milk. You can make this in the slow cooker or in a large pot on the stove. It only takes about 30 minutes to cook up the soup if doing it on the stove.
Put it in Bell Peppers
You can go one step further with either your soup or chili and put them in pumpkin bell peppers. Cut the top of the bell peppers and clean out the inside. Cut a little Jack-O-Lantern face on the front of the bell pepper, then add in your soup or chili. Make sure the face only cuts into the flesh, not all the way through, or the soup will fall out. Add the little top portion you cut off, and you have yourself some little pumpkin bowls.