Is there anything more fun or magical than the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?! If you don’t agree, let’s chat – we’ll do our best to convince you. Matt & Stacy listened to the Harry Potter audio books together while they were courting and falling in love, since Matt worked at a bookstore at the time – there were midnight parties when the last books came out. And for those people that aren’t old enough to know it was a thing… back-in-the-day we had to stand in hour-long lines (before reserved movie seats) waiting for the midnight release of all the films. It’s just one of those things – the magic of Harry Potter infiltrated Matt & Stacy’s relationship, was then shared with all the boys, and is now a fundamental part of their family.
This is why Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on the top of our list of Things You Can Do in Orlando – other than Disney and why you’ll see that we revisited twice (yep, that makes 3 times in one year – clearly we should invest in season passes next time!). Here’s a post from when we visited this summer when Wes got tall enough from eating all his vegetables and here from Matt & Stacy’s 14th anniversary. Yep. We legit love it. And we love living in the world while there – including eating all the food. Of course, Pumpkin Pasties aren’t gluten-free and even though Butter Beer at the park is – it’s no where near healthy.
Since we’ve turned our home into “Harry Potter land” this Halloween, we wanted to also immerse ourselves in the food. But of course we need to modify the recipes to be healthy(ier). We have scoured the internet to pull together all of the best Harry Potter-inspired recipes for you to also have a Healthy Harry Potter Halloween!
Drinks & Appetizers
Frothy Better Butter Beer from our blog: our favorite- an absolute must every time we’ve visited Universal Studios, we loved making a much healthier version of this treat!
Homemade Maple Cream Soda from Whole-Fed Homestead: we recommend using this in your Butter Beer!
Paleo Pumpkin Juice from Plaid & Paleo: with only three ingredients, this easy, healthy, tasty Pumpkin Juice will be a hit!
Weasleys’ Dragon Roasted Nuts from Food in Literature: spices and brown sugar- no dragon required! Plus, free printable packaging download from this site too!
Grain-free Yorkshire Pudding from Health Starts in the Kitchen: another traditional British dish- and these individual serving sizes are perfect finger food for a party!
Steak & Kidney Pie from The Paleo Mom: leave it to the Paleo Mom to give us an organ meat recipe for a Harry Potter themed Halloween Party! A great representation of a British dish, and perfect for Halloween company.
These Butterbeer Cupcakes from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind look like something I NEED… not want!
(Not) Hagrids Rock Cakes from Greens of the Stoneage: inspired by a traditional British treat, but these grain-free ones won’t break your teeth!
Cockroach Clusters from South Beach Primal: so easy to make, so disgustingly delicious!
OK seriously, this BuzzFeed Harry Potter Inspired Treats posts got me SO excited and inspired. Looking at a few of them makes me realize how very simply they could be adapted to become perfect Harry Potter-inspired recipes!
These Golden Snitch Butter Beer Cake Pops were found on BlogHer,
unfortunately the originator’s blog doesn’t appear active anymore.
Polyjuice Potion from Pepper.ph: this recipe could be adapted with just seltzer instead of sprite, you could also use any juice and label it Polyjuice Potion!
Bertie Botts Every Flavour Jelly Beans from Not Quite Nigella: we would use Vital Proteins gelatin and organic cane sugar. These would be the talk of the party, especially if you made them in some not-so-tasty flavors!
Honeyduke’s Chocolate Frogs from Food in Literature: such a fun idea, and easily made healthier and Paleo-friendly with a few simple recipe substitutions!
Lemon Drops from Nourishing Plot: so easy to make, very clean ingredients, and ultra-lemony. These would be great labelled as Professor McGonagall’s favorite candy, “Sherbet Lemons.” We can’t wait to try these!
Ms. Weasley’s English Toffee from Food in Literature: we love this idea! You could also adapt this Paleo-friendly, healthier toffee base recipe from our blog, which is a recipe from Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind‘s cookbook!
I’d be remiss to not also mention these awesome & amazing Halloween recipes that are a fantastic addition to your big-long-great-hall-esque table:
Healthy Pumpkins: Clementines with Celery from The Natural Nurturer
Tangy Halloween Brains from That Paleo Couple
Last but not least, we got custom (gluten-free) cookies made by Life’s a Batch which we’re using for the cake walk this year!
We can’t wait to celebrating the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this year with HEALTHIER foods – hope we’ve inspired you to do the same!