7 Healthy, Halloween-Inspired Breakfast Masterpieces

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Healthy Living – The Huffington Post
7 Healthy, Halloween-Inspired Breakfast Masterpieces
It’s a big week for the pumpkin. With National Pumpkin Day on October and 26 and Halloween not far behind, fans of the gourd are stocking up on their favorite pumpkin-flavored treats.

The problem is, many of those treats are high in sugar and low in actual pumpkin, which boasts benefits like fiber, antioxidants and potassium.

Instead of celebrating Halloween with nutritionally-scary treats, add some festive cheer to the foods you already know are good for you. These morning meals are nutritious, tasty and satisfying — and will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit!

Apple Bites
Made from apples and almonds, these monstrous mouths pack fiber and healthy fats. Try them atop a bed of yogurt for some extra calcium and protein, like in this recipe.

Ghost Bananas
Bananas are loaded with potassium and rich in fiber and vitamin B6. Give them a spooky makeover with heart-healthy dark chocolate chips.

Tangerine Pumpkins
For an extra serving of fruit, pair your ghost with a citrusy “pumpkin” topped with a celery stem. You’ll get fiber, antioxidants and of course vitamin C from that tangerine or mandarin orange.

Egg Eyes
It doesn’t get much healthier than eggs for breakfast, with their protein, choline and carotenoids. Sunny-side up fans can get creative with the help of a little ketchup or hot sauce. Bonus points for attention to detail if you top that yolk off with a black olive and green pea like in this recipe.

Fruit Salad Jack-O’-Lantern
Hollow out an orange, carve it a sinister face and then fill it to the brim with a mix of your favorite fruit for a wide range of vitamins and some filling fiber.

Candy Corn Smoothie Or Parfait
Give your typical calcium- and protein-rich yogurt or smoothie a festive makeover with some candy corn-inspired add-ins. Try pureed pumpkin and cocoa powder, or banana, papaya and pineapple like in this recipe.

Mummy Toast
Top some 100 percent whole grain toast with a few small slices of your favorite cheese (protein and calcium!), then finish your creature from the crypt with halved black olives for eyes, like in this recipe.

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Green – The Huffington Post
22 Epic Places You Didn’t Know Existed
The world is full of wonders… wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it’s important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don’t have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we’d do you a solid and show you them anyway.

Herewith…

The Sossusvlei pan’s Dune 45
Visit these Namibian dunes–often referred to as the highest in the world–either early in the morning or at sunset when the heat is less intense.
sossusvlei dune 45

Sótano de las Golondrinas (Cave of Swallows), Mexico
Adventure seekers can BASE jump into this open-air cave, some 1,200 feet down.
cave of swallows

Tane Mahuta (lord of the forest), New Zealand
New Zealand’s largest living kauri tree can stand up to 167 feet tall.
tane mahuta new zealand

Great Australian Bight
Like the Cliffs of Dover, but not, these cliffs stretch roughly 720 miles along Australia’s southern coast.
great australian bight

Rub’ Al-Khali (Empty Quarter), Oman
The world’s largest area of continuous sand measures around 250,000 square miles and covers four countries.
rub alkhali

Ushuaia, Argentina
Commonly known as southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is the jumping off point for Antarctic explorers.
ushuaia argentina

Oymyakon, Russia
The world’s coldest inhabited place is nicknamed “Pole of Cold.”
oymyakon russia

Gangkhar Puensum Mountain, Bhutan
The highest point in Bhutan, this mountain is often referred to as the world’s highest unclimbed mountain.
gangkhar puensum mountain bhutan

Socotra, Yemen
An archipelago of islands 220 miles off Yemen, the island is among the most biodiverse on the planet. There are nine species of the dragon’s blood tree (seen here) on the island.
socotra yemen

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
Measuring in at roughly 1.8 miles long, this natural tunnel sits deep in the forests of the Ukraine.
tunnel of love ukraine

Red Beach, Panjin, China
This red-hue on this “beach” is actually created by the seaweed Sueda, which starts growing in spring, stays green in summer and then turns this maroon-y color come fall. The beach is located within the biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world.
tunnel of love ukraine

Bamboo Forest, Japan
In Kyoto’s Arashiyama district sits this unique forest of super tall bamboo in Sagano.
bamboo forest japan

This street in Bonn, Germany
For roughly 2-3 weeks a year, the cherry blossoms bloom in Bonn, creating a rosy canopy on this street.

Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan
Ok, so it’s manmade, and you can only really see it in April and May, but how cool is this?
kawachi fuji gardens

Door To Hell, Turkmenistan
There are, as it is, several gateways to hell but this one features an underground gas fire that has been burning for 30+ years.
door to hell turkmenistan

Catedral de Marmol (the Marble Cathedral), Lago General Carrera, Patagonia, Chile
Erosion has created beautiful caverns in the marble of these mineral formations. You just need to take a small boat to see it in person.
catedral de marmol

Son Doong Cave
The world’s biggest cave, set in Vietnam, could fit a 40-story skyscraper within it.
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Lake Retba, Senegal
The pink-hued lake gets its awesome color thanks to a bacteria which is drawn to the lake’s natural saltiness. The bacteria produces a red color to absorb the sunlight, thus giving the lake its hue. It’s particularly colorful in dry season (November through June).
retba lake senegal

Rainbow Mountains, China
Part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, these UNESCO World Heritage-designated mountains get their rainbow name as a result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being pressed together for more than 24 million years.
rainbow mountains

Cappadocia, Turkey
Conical formations caused by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago dot this stunning landscape. Now tourists stay in the many cave hotels that dot the area.
cappadocia turkey

Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Ok, so this place is well-documented (and well-visited), but it’s super cool to look at.
antelope canyon


Mount Roraima, South America

This crazy eerie formation creates a natural border between Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. It’s surrounded by 1,300 foot cliffs.
mount roraima south america

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