This paleo carrot puree is one of my childhood favorites. My mother used to make it with regular potatoes, which aren’t paleo-friendly. So I replaced the potatoes with cauliflower and it tastes almost the same.

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and delicious. It’s a great side for kids as well to get their veggies in. My kiddo doesn’t like to eat anything green, but this she loves!

The ingredients for this paleo carrot puree

Cauliflower: A fresh medium-sized cauliflower head, or frozen florets.

Carrots: Large (touchon) carrots

Onion: Medium-sized.

Fresh garlic: Fresh is best. If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can replace it with garlic powder, when you add the rest of the listed spices in the recipe.

Spices: Salt, black pepper, and nutmeg to taste.

Coconut cream: I used coconut cream to easily blend the puree and add some healthy fat to this recipe.

Fresh parsley: I used fresh, but you can also use dried parsley to garnish or leave this out.

Paleo carrot puree


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Keyword: dairy free, glutenfree, paleo
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 89kcal


  • 1 medium-sized cauliflower head cut in florets
  • 5 large carrots peeled and cut in pieces
  • 1 onion peeled and cut in pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • ground nutmeg to taste
  • 4 tablespoons coconut cream
  • some fresh chopped parsley


  • Wash and cut the listed vegetables and place them in a large pot.
  • Add water until the vegetables are covered and boil them until the carrots are soft.
  • Strain the cooked vegetables through a colander and add them back into the pot.
  • Add the listed spices and coconut cream and mix everything with an immersion blender.
  • Serve with some fresh chopped parsley.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 4.5g
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paleo carrot puree

How big or small do I need to cut the vegetable?

Since you need to use an immersion blender, the size of how big or small you cut the vegetables doesn’t matter too much. I just cut the full carrots into four even pieces. You can cut the time on how long you need to cook the veggies by cutting the carrots into smaller pieces.

I don’t have an immersion blender, can I still make this recipe?

Yes, if you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a food processor or a blender to make this carrot puree.

How do I store this paleo carrot puree?

You can store the puree in a glass container in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to 10 months. You can then defrost it by leaving it at room temperature overnight and reheating it.

How can I add more fat?

This recipe doesn’t have too much fat in it besides the fat from the coconut cream. Usually, I combine it with meats, which do have some fat to them. But if you’d like, you can also add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil on top for extra nutrients like polyphenols, fat content, and extra flavor.

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I can’t believe it’s already Halloween next week. But, of course, when you say Halloween, I immediately think of candy, trick or treating, and scary movies. And if you are a health-conscious parent like me, then these healthy Halloween treats might be perfect for your kiddo, their friends, and even the adults.

Last year we stayed home for Halloween, and we did a little trick or treating at home. We dressed up as skeletons. I decorated our hallway with Christmas lights, bats, and spider webs and put some treats in each house room. Olivia then had to go and knock on every door and find the treats with the help of tiny electric candlelight. She loved it! And ever since, she has been crazy about Halloween and the pleasures that come with it.

Whether you feel crafty and feel like spending a nice amount of time making these treats. Or you’re on a specific diet; there’s a treat for everyone on this list.


healthy halloween treats

1. Pumpkin Tangerines


These pumpkin tangerines are an excellent idea to give them a nice Halloween look, and they are super easy to prepare. You just peel a tangerine and place a little piece of celery in the middle, and you have yourself a cute little pumpkin.

You’ll need:
– Celery stick

2. Spooky bananas


My 4-year-old loves bananas, and when she saw these little ghosts, she freaked out. Not that she was scared, she was super excited and loved they had a face. To make these, you just peel a banana, cut them in half, and use some melted chocolate to make a face with the help of a piping bag. Then, place them in the fridge so the chocolate can harden. If you’re not into melted chocolate, you can also just use some dark chocolate chips to use as two eyes and an open mouth.

You’ll need:
– Bananas
Dark chocolate or chocolate chips
Lollipop sticks or Popsicle sticks

healthy halloween treats
healthy halloween treats

3. Dripping apple lollipops


These dripping lollipops were another big hit my daughter went wild with, and they look so lovely. Just slice an apple into 1-inch slices, pinch them on a skewer and dip them in melted dark chocolate. Next, cut up some hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans and sprinkle them on the chocolate. Place them in a glass and let them harden out in the fridge.

You’ll need:
– Apples
Dark chocolate
Hazelnuts, walnuts, and pecans

4. Keto Almond butter cups


Peanut buttercups are the signature candy on Halloween, so they couldn’t be excluded from this list, of course. However, I made these cups with almonds instead of peanuts, and they taste simply amazing! Find the recipe here.

You’ll need:
– 2 bars sugar-free dark chocolate (3.5 oz or 100g in total)
– 3 tablespoons coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons almond butter

– 1 tablespoon powdered erythritol
– Pinch of salt
– 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

healthy halloween treats
healthy halloween treats

5. Angry cheese sticks


These angry cheese sticks are perfect for when you’re in a rush because they’re the easiest thing to create to add to the Halloween theme. All you need is a cheese stick and a permanent marker, draw some angry or supprised face on them, and you have yourself a Halloween-proof treat.

You’ll need:
– Cheese sticks
Permanent marker

How I handle my daughter’s Holiday candy intake

All these treats are healthy, natural, and without any preservatives or harmful colorants found in most store-bought candy, unfortunately. As a parent, it’s not always easy to keep our little ones away from sweets or treats on festivities like these. With my daughter, I try to limit her candy intake as much as possible. However, I do allow her to have an occasional treat once in a while when we’re out because it’s the reality we live in today. I feel like if I denied her everything, it would backfire in the long run, and maybe she would go on a path of having all the processed foods later when she’s a teenager because she was never allowed to have them. This way, she can learn how to balance her lifestyle.

We don’t keep any unhealthy processed foods at home. This way, she can’t be persuaded to have them, and it’s extra special if she does have them outside our house.

I hope you have a great Halloween; however you’re celebrating this year, with these 5 healthy Halloween treats, it can’t go wrong!

Happy Halloween!

Our Halloween picture from last year, when we dressed up as skeletons and did the trick or treat in our hallway.

Before you go, I would love it if you’d let me know in the comments which one of these healthy Halloween treats is your favorite!