Happy Halloween! We had a problem coming up with recipes for today. It’s too late to make candy. But we still want to celebrate Halloween! We started to think about our favorite Halloween foods and memories. One woman on our team always used to go out for pizza with her dad after trick-or-treating. When she was little, being out late in a pizza parlor was fun.
We have shared a lot of pizza recipes in the past. But it made us think of pies, and that got us googling. Today, in honor of the holiday, we’re sharing green and orange savory and sweet pies. We’re covering dinner and dessert with the two signature holiday colors! They are perfect for tonight if you’re still trying to figure out what to make. But they are excellent any time of the year. While they fit tonight’s theme, they will be just as delicious tomorrow! They are also low in carbs and not too high in fat. As always, we’ve arranged them from lowest carb count to highest. That means, today, we’re starting with dessert!
This beautifully caramelized custard pie has an orange hue from the way the heavy cream and almond milk brown in the oven. It’s made without sugar but just as sweet as the original! As the custard doesn’t have eggs, you don’t have to worry about it curdling as you cook it. We appreciate that, as custards can be hard to get perfectly smooth! A serving has 185 calories, three grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 18 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
If you’ve read any of our baking recipe blogs, you know one of our favorite baking methods is “no-bake.” It’s a big win in our book when you get a delicious dessert without turning on the oven! This icebox pie uses a blender and a freezer, not an oven! You get a creamy, sweet peppermint pie with just a few minutes of work! A serving has 219 calories, four grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 22 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Regardless of how people feel about spinach or Greek food, finding someone who doesn’t like spanakopita is almost impossible! The problem is that the flaky pastry can be high in carbs and fat. This version is cheesy and has a flaky crust but is low in carbs and much healthier than you would expect! Plus, with just five steps, your active cooking time is about fifteen minutes! You’ll have a delicious dinner in under an hour! A serving has 238 calories, six grams of carbs, three grams of fiber and 20 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
The orange color of this pie comes from a mix of cheese and Carbquik. If you have never used Carbquik, it’s the low-carb equivalent of Bisquick. You mix the veggies and cheese into the prepared Carbquik batter. This filling and tasty vegetarian dinner is wonderful on a fall night! A serving has 169 calories, 13 grams of carbs, 7.9 grams of fiber and 11.3 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
It might be a little silly to plan a meal based on color. But a green and orange palette is perfect for the season. Sometimes, a little silliness can be fun. When it’s also scrumptious and low-carb, it’s good to be silly!