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Healthy Halloween Party Food

Healthy Halloween Party Food

October 17, 2017

Halloween often means high sugary sweets and unhealthy treats for you and your family. But what if you could have the same fun eating treats that were healthier and better for you? We’ve found a few recipes for healthy Halloween party food with a difference. Get your kids in the spooky spirit by asking them to help out with the cooking + have some real family fun!   

Savory

Whether you’re holding a big Halloween party or just having a few friends over, you’re going to need some savory snacks to give you a break from all the sweets and chocolate when trick or treating. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

  1. Spiders on a Log

This protein-packed snack gets a creepy crawly twist for Halloween.

You'll need: Celery sticks, Natural peanut butter, Plastic spiders

Directions: Slice celery sticks crosswise. Fill each stick with peanut butter and arrange on a platter. Let the kids have fun decorating with plastic spiders...just be sure to remove them before digging in!

Full Recipe: Here.

2. Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies

Liven up your Halloween party with some heat from these fun Jalapeño mummies. If you think they’ll be too spicy for your kids, you can use peppers instead.

You’ll need: 10 Jalapeño peppers, 8 ounces cream cheese or feta, 1 onion, pre made pastry (we like Jus Rol), 2 eggs, candied eyeballs (or use cream cheese and black olives for the eyes)

Directions: Slice Jalapeños in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Roll out pastry and using a pizza cutter, cut 10 long strips. Fill each Jalapeño with the cream cheese and wrap the strips of pastry around them, leaving space for the eyes.

Full Recipe: Here.

3. Vegetable Skeleton

Encourage your kids to eat lots of fresh vegetables this Halloween with this fun and exciting vegetable skeleton.

You’ll need: Mushrooms, Cucumber, Peppers, Radish, Celery, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Carrots, Broccoli and any other veggies you know your family likes.

Directions: Cut each vegetable into different shapes of a skeleton and arrange on a plate or chopping board to look like a person. Place a ramekin next to the skeleton for dipping!

Full Recipe: Here.

Sweet

As we’ve said before, Halloween is the time of year that everyone with a sweet tooth loves! Here’s a few recipes that will hit your sweet tooth craving without being too unhealthy for you.

  1. Darkly Delicious Apples

When we think of Halloween we immediately think of candied apples or apple bobbing so obviously we needed to include an apple recipe in this blog post. Swap the sugary candied apple for one covered in a antioxidant-rich dark chocolate  

You'll need: 4 apples, sticks, large bar of dark chocolate, parchment paper

Directions: Remove apple stems and insert the sticks into the top. Melt the dark chocolate and slowly rotate each apple until all sides are covered in chocolate. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper and set in the fridge to cool.

Full Recipe: Here.

2. Paleo and Vegan Witch Finger Cookies

These witch fingers look amazing and taste even better! They’ll be a real showstopper at your Halloween party.

You’ll need: Honey, Almond extract, Vanilla extract, Coconut flour, Coconut oil, 16 Almonds and frozen strawberries

Full Recipe: Here.

3. Strawberry Ghosts

No Halloween party would be complete without some ghosts! These cute strawberry ghosts are so simple to make and look really effective.

You’ll need: Strawberries, Vanilla Candiquik coating, mini chocolate chips

Directions: Give the strawberries a generous dip in the Vanilla Candiquik candy coating and immediately bring to a baking tray with wax paper. Holding the stem of the strawberry, let the excess coating drip off and form the tail.

Full Recipe: Here.