If you don’t agree that Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the fall, then you’re crazy! There’s nothing better than dressing up as someone other than yourself while walking around trick-or-treating or hosting a costume party. Whether you’re taking the kids to get treats or having friends over for foods and drinks, we’ve got your meals covered, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.
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Check out our top 10 healthy Halloween treats for you and your friends and family!
- Dark Chocolate Apples: Swap out sugar-filled caramel with rich dark chocolate to get a new twist on this sweet treat. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, while apples are another great source of the nutrient, and also reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
- Veggie Skeleton: If getting your kids to eat vegetables is a challenge any other day, shake up your routine with this super easy snack. All you need to do is cut up some of your favorite veggies, like carrots, celery, and red peppers, and place them on a plate to look like a spooky skeleton! You can use carrots as the arms, red peppers for the ribs, and cucumbers for the legs. Place a little bowl of yogurt dip on the top as the head, and you’ll have a snack everyone will be “dying” over.
- Spiders on a Log: There’s not much creepier than spiders on your snack! Whip this up in 5 minutes before the kids get home and have time to complain about being hungry. All you need for this snack are celery sticks, organic peanut butter, and plastic spiders; easy! Slab some PB on the sticks, throw some of the pretend creepy-crawlies on there and you’re set.
- Witches’ Broomsticks: Need a snack that’s full of protein and low in fat? Look no further than our “Witches’ Broomsticks”! Take a stick of mozzarella cheese and slice it into thirds, stick a pretzel through the cheese, and tie a piece of a chive around the top of the cheese, and voila! A Halloween treat everyone will love.
- Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls: Treat yourself to a warm bowl of soup to keep you and your family warm while trick-or-treating. Cook up some squash soup with a topping like pumpkin seeds (which are high in magnesium), and pour it into a festive small baked pumpkin. This will be the most Pinterest-worthy dinner ever!
- Frankenstein Avocado Toast: Don’t wait until nighttime to get Halloween started, get going right at breakfast! After toasting your whole-wheat bread, slather on your avocado and place a slice of tomato on the bottom as the mouth. Place some olives for the eyes and pretzel sticks at each side of the bottom to give a spooky Frankenstein look. As mentioned in our Avocado Health Benefits article, avocados are rich in potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber.
- Carrot Rice Ball Jack O’Lantern Bites: Make carrots yummy again with Jack O’Lantern Bites, made with rice and carrot juice. All you do is roll up your boiled rice with carrot juice, water, and sea salt. After cooling, cut black olives into little shapes and press into the rice balls. Make sure to cook with brown rice, since it is full of fiber and has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels.
- Pumpkin Smoothie: Get your day’s worth of calcium in with a pumpkin smoothie, made with vanilla almond milk, bananas, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice. Make sure to put almond milk in your blender and not whole milk, as it has less fat in it than whole. This will only take minutes to prepare and blend, so you’ll be on your way soon enough!
- Ghoulish Greek Yogurt Eyeballs: Creep out your party guest with these eyeballs made of greek yogurt and blueberries! All you need to do is place little flat cookie-like shapes of Greek yogurt onto a baking sheet, place a blueberry on top as the pupil, and you’re set for the world’s easiest snack!
- Boonanas and Pumpkintines: Who wants a boring fruit basket during Halloween? Not us! Spice up the ordinary but placing clementines and bananas slices on a platter. We’re not done there, though. Draw little Jack O’Lantern faces on the clementines with Sharpie, and use cut up chocolate chips as scary faces on the bananas. If this doesn’t make your kids want to eat their fruits, then we don’t know what else will!