In the spirit of Halloween, we had our second potluck lunch and costume contest at work.
Mostly everyone plays and we had a full spread just like the last time.
We encourage everyone to make something from scratch and to refrain from just buying candy and cookies. I turned a layered dip into a healthy treat with this spider web guacamole and bean dip.
I used organic salt-free black beans for the bottom layer, my infamous guacamole in the middle, light Mexican blend cheese on top and organic plain Greek yogurt for the spider web. I don’t think anyone missed the fat because most of it was gone by the end of lunch. If you would like the recipe, leave a comment and I’ll share it.
We also had an amazing ‘sandwich bar’ with cranberries, wheat toast, arugula, peanuts, tomatoes, cream cheese, cucumbers and turkey. The sandwiches were delicious.
Here’s my plate:
I also ate a few of the sweets and grazed on the dips and chips after dessert and have been full all afternoon. Chips and dips are my weakness. I can skip on desserts and chocolates, but I LOVE crunchy salty things. Sometimes I forget my commitment to healthy eating when I’m around a bowl of chips and dips. I definitely went overboard this afternoon.
If you’re observing Halloween, have fun wherever you go, and remember you don’t have to give in to the chips and dips.