#plantPOWER Healthy Halloween Bites via @LCCotter!

October 31, 2012 -
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Hi all! So today is the last day for #plantPOWER Challenge!
I have to say that Heather & I are SO overwhelmed
with your amazing participation in this challenge!

This started off as a fun way to jump start this plant based journey
but ended up bringing so many people together
& challenging you all to add more plants into your life!

No matter if you eat meat, don’t eat meat, or have been plant based for years;
we can all agree to #beTRUEtoYOU and appreciate everyone’s preferences!

I will be doing a VLOG to update you on my month journey!
& don’t worry – the challenges are JUST STARTING!!

We’ve got big things coming – so please stay tuned!! Winking smile

OH, and I just accepted a 6 week long term sub position for PE teaching!!
I’m very excited & taking each opportunity as a blessing!

ok, enough of the excessive amounts of exclamation points…
I tend to type like I talk! Smile with tongue out

Anyway, I am very excited to have a FitFluential friend of mine
guest post today for HALLOWEEN TREAT!

Hello and welcome to Heather’s and Kasey’s blogs!
I’m excited to write for them today and I’m even
more excited to support their #PlantPOWER goodness!


Speaking of goodness, let me schpeel my story, Immmm k?

My name is Lindsay Cotter and I blog over at Cotter Crunch.
It’s funny, my blog title and subtitile really do describe my life.
No lie… I’m a pro triathlete’s wife, nutrition manager/fitness consultant,
kombucha lover & wanna-be wino who has a joyous passion for GLUTEN FREE cooking!

Scold me now, yes, that one long RUN ON sentence.
Grammar is not my strongpoint. Haha.

Anyway, the main reason I blog is to support my husband.

We’ve created this dream together. A dream to pursue HIS professional triathlon career
and I get to play wing man woman, or is it wing wife?

Either way, I’m by his side. I’m his SHERPA!

I’d say my best support comes through food and fueling.


I’m good at feeding that man, or so I like to think.

In an effort to help James (aka the hubs) fuel properly for pre and post workout,
I started making him
healthy bites. What are healthy Bites? Glad you asked.

Healthy Bites are my take on functional gluten free bite sized “ball” snacks.
Each bite is made with natural, gluten-free and mostly organic ingredients.


What started off as a little healthy snack option for me
and my husband has now turned into my own little business.

I am passionate about it and want to share these bites with others…kids, athletes, on the go mom’s, food allergy folks, and more!
My mission is to make gluten free and process free food that actually tastes really good.

Sheesh, do I sound like an infomercial or what? Haha.



Anyway, today I wanted to share a special Halloween Vegan Healthy Bite recipe in honor of PlantPower October.

You can see more on my site or in my BOOK of BITES eBook.

Oh, and feel free to order some yourself. I ship!

Well, I try to ship to most. Still working on shipping to china and Antarctica… JUST KIDDING!




  • 1 heaping cup of Vegan Marshmallows
    (I use the ones at Whole Foods chicago Vegan Foods Brand)
  • 2 tbsp. 100% cocoa
  • 2 heaping tbsp. peanut flour (can also use coconut flour, ground up peanuts, etc.)
  • 1 serving Vegan Chocolate Protein (Vega Smoothie blend is good here)
  • 2 tbsp. Food for Life Vegan Chocolate chip Minis (Can also use carob chips or 100% dark chocolate chips)
  • 1-2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut (shredded)
  • 3-4 tbsp. of preferred nut butter
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • Optional : cocoa or coconut extract


Grind up your marshmallows in a blender or food processor first.
If you have large chocolate chips, go ahead and blend them up with the marshmallows as well.
If you are using minis, there is no need, just mix in.
Makes sure you grind up the rest of your dry ingredients as well.
Transfer into a large bowl and add in nut butter, flours, protein, coconut, and agave.

Mix well, and then roll into balls/bites. Makes around 10-12 bites.

I then like to roll each of them in some extra coconut and/or cocoa.
Freeze right away then store in fridge or freezer to maintain freshness.

Store for up to 6 weeks. YUM!!

Well folks, that’s all I got for now.
I hope you get to make these. If so, please let me know how they turn out.

Thanks for letting me ramble today.
I mean, that’s what blogs are for right?

And Heather and Kasey…. thanks for letting me participate in this October Challenge.
I’m definitely raising my glass of wine and toasting you tonight!



Lindsay Cotter




Thank you so much Lindsay!!
From one small business owner to another, good luck with everything!

We both share a passion for creating gluten free powerful foods!

What is your favorite plant based halloween treat!?

Keep an eye out for a post with all of the
WINNERS from the GIVEAWAYS within the next couple of days!

My girl heather was stranded in Vegas due to the weather
so we will get it together as soon as possible!!

And don’t worry – #plantPOWER won’t be stopping!
Please keep sending us your recipes & pictures!
We LOVE it.

Also, if you’ve challenged yourself this month
please send us your story via e-mail!

You’ll see why!


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