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Written by: Michaela Mencacci

We have all seen the Halloween and fall décor everywhere we go; our friends and families’ homes, the grocery stores, and all throughout the malls.  It’s October! Spooky Season has commenced and the festivities are about to get started! I’m sure everyone has been working hard to keep their “bikini bod” all summer, or just trying to live a #HealthierLifestyle in general. So, let’s keep it up! If you aren’t where you want to be with your health or lifestyle, it’s never too late to start! Let’s start today! This month is for dressing up, and being whoever you want to be! Here are some scary healthy Halloween meals, treats and adult beverage recipes for all of those ghoul gatherings, freaky fun and pumpkin carving parties to come. 

Fruit & veggie trays are refreshing, healthy, delicious and add vibrant color to your countertops! Guests will love these fun fruit & veggie tray ideas because they are guilt-free and great conversation starters. Cover a tray in bananas dressed as ghosts and oranges disguised as jack-o-lanterns. Dress another tray up with veggie sticks and fill a tiny pumpkin with veggie dip to complete the “fall” look for these finger foods. These cute and inviting snacks will be snatched up by guests of all ages, and will be the talk of the party!

'BOO'nanas Fruit Platter
Fall Veggie Platter
Now, for dinner time, you may be tempted to eat the festive pizzas, green mac and cheese, all the dips and chips and greasy finger foods you can shove into your mouth. But don’t fall victim of these frightening foods this Halloween season! Instead, try this delicious and fall friendly pasta alternative:
Spaghetti Squash.

Squash is one of the most “October-y” foods out there. Being a relative of the all-time Halloween favorite, the pumpkin, the squash would be a great touch to your holiday dinner. Spaghetti Squash is unique, filling and very tasty when paired with meat sauce or buttery garlic sauce. After, mix in as many veggies as you like to add more color to your “noodles.” Serve spaghetti squash in a huge pot or in their natural bowl-like outer shell.

'Spook'getti Squash

Another unforgettable meal would be these frightfully delicious Jack-O-Lantern shaped Stuffed Peppers. Give them a southwestern flair and stuff them with shredded chicken, or ground turkey, lettuce, rice, black beans, avocado and a little dash of melted cheese on top. These stuffed peppers will lighten up anyone’s day with their cute smiles and their scary healthy ingredients.

Southwestern Jack-O-Lanterns

Of course, a party with no desert is no party at all! Here are some desert options that will satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth and their taste buds as well. Show off this beautiful platter of Caramel-drizzled Apple slice nachos. This decorative and yummy desert tray looks amazing and could pass as a sweet-n-spooky spider web that your guests would devour. 

Next to the apples, these white-chocolate covered strawberries look just as delicious and nutritious. Add a twist to this classic desert by dabbing some chocolate drops on them and morph these harmless treats into festive, floating ghosts.

Unleash your sweet spidey-senses!

White Chocolate Straw'BOO'ries

Getting thirsty with all of these great food recipes? Try these two adult beverage mixtures to spice up the spook at your next Halloween party! The Monsterita and the Witches Brew Sangria are both healthy alcoholic drinks that are very much Instagram-able. Just look how great these drinks look!

Monsteritas

Witches Brew Sangria
 
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Let us know if you try them out, we would love to see photos! Tag us with @TheCoreHouston on Instagram and we will shout you out on our IG story! Thank you for reading and have a great Spooky Season!


All photos found on Pinterest.
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Christmas

Saturday 12/24 - 7:00am to 5:00pm Noon

Sunday 12/25 - CLOSED (Christmas Day)

Monday 12/26 - Regular hours

New Year's

Saturday 12/31 - Regular Hours

Sunday 1/1 - Regular hours

 

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Thanks to all the trainers, wellness professionals, and club members who dressed up today for Halloween. It was a fun, crazy day! The winner will be announced Monday, November 2nd and will "treated" to a free EatFitters meal! 

Have a fun and safe Halloween!
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The Core Houston is excited to announce that we are now offering Zumba Classes starting this week. 

  • When: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
  • Cost: For members $15 per class, Non-members $20 per class

For more information or to sign up, please check-in at the front desk.


The Core Houston is one of the largest personal training gyms and wellness facilities in the United States offering expert personal training, wellness services, state of the art equipment, first class amenities and other services to its members in Houston, Texas.



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The Core Houston is thrilled to add Spin Classes for 2015! The Core is partnering with Power One Cycling to provide the best possible indoor spin exercise classes for its members. 

"Power One is indoor cycling for those that are tired of the typical group fitness scene. Those that want to be around like-minded individuals while gaining the benefits of being on their own bike. We use specifically targeted zones to best benefit the rider and their physical development that can later be applied to their outdoor riding." -- Power One Cycling.

Click here to learn more about The Core Houston & Power One Cycling.

Click here for The Core's indoor spinning schedule! Scroll down to the West University location, The Core Houston.

Learn more about The Core Houston's group fitness classes.

Happy Spinning!

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The Core Houston is one of the largest personal training gyms and wellness facilities in the United States offering expert personal training, wellness services, state of the art equipment, first class amenities and other services to its members in Houston, Texas.



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