Halloween is often a time when truck loads of Halloween candy magically appears in your houshold and sometimes even haunts you from the freezer weeks later. But this year is going to be all about finding a better balance between healthy bites and sweet treats! Kick your fall off on a healthy note by getting friends and family into the kitchen for these Halloween-inspired recipes!
1. Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls
As the leaves start to tumble, a flavorful fall soup is just what you need to get into the season! This yummy soup is just what the fam needs to warm your insides, make your taste buds dance, and get a healthy dose of vitamin C and A, fiber, potassium, and folate!
2. Darkly Delicious Apples
What’s Halloween without a little chocolate? Make your candied apples healthier this year by dipping them in antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. Not only will you save the kids a few empty calories, they’ll be a sweet treat you can make together!
3. Ghoulish Skeleton Quesadilla for Halloween
As kids run in and out of the house all day, it can be hard to get them to sit down even for a snack! Luckily this fun recipe only has three ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make! Swap flour tortillas for spinach or sprout tortillas for an even healthier variation!
4. Saucy Spider with Hairy Leg Sticks
After you make this amazingly creative spider pizza, your kids won’t ever want the regular version again! In just under an hour, your saucy spiders will be crawling all over the dinner table!
5. Banana Ghost Pop
Scare up an easy snack with a super easy, ghostly banana recipe. It’s an easy solution when the kids get hungry after Halloween games, and trick or treating! Just add a little orange juice, coconut, and chocolate and you’ll have one yummy-and pretty healthy, popsicle treat!
6. Mini-Pumpkin Muffins
You can’t have a successful fall season without at least one pumpkin recipe! Try these mini-muffins for a comfort-food snack packed with vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Pumpkin is also good for protecting against heart disease, cancer, and asthma!
A good excuse to play with your food is to turn your kiwi fruits into mini Frankensteins! You only need kiwi, pretzels, and chocolate chips to make these monsters a sweet and salty snack everyone can enjoy!
8. Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches
Nothing says Halloween like gruesome finger sandwiches! Packed with protein, you can get creative with your finger-making style by using wheat bread, or swapping the peanut butter for an alternative nut spread like sunflower seed butter.
9. Healthy Mini Halloween Cupcakes
Instead of going for the usual plain chocolate or vanilla variation, dust off your spell book (recipe book), and whip up a batch of these grapefruit-flavored Halloween cupcakes! Top them off with frosting, spiders, ghosts, or witch faces!
10. Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
The only place these monsters will be hiding will be at your next Halloween get together! Give your rice crispy treat it’s own personality by using different colored frosting and candy!
Halloween is a great time to get the kids excited about what they eat, and to teach them the art of finding balance in what they eat and indulge in! Plus, all that trick or treat walking burns a ton of calories!