5 Hauntingly Delicious Halloween Recipes
By Kavata Kithome
October is at its end, which means it’s almost HALLOWEEN!
Aside from Valentine’s Day, Halloween is an excuse to over eat on sweet treats, but as the health conscious person that I know you are, you probably want to stick to healthy treats for you and your family. So, this Halloween, trick-or-treat your taste buds to these 5 hauntingly delicious, mom-approved, kid-friendly treats that won’t scare your waistline.
#1: Darky Apples
We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, so pairing apples with dark chocolate makes a hauntingly heart-healthy, tooth-friendly treat!
#2: Vegetable Skeleton
- 4 apples
- 1 cup dark-chocolate baking chips
- Parchment paper
- Remove the apple stems and insert the sticks into the top of the apples.
- Melt the dark chocolate baking chips in a double boiler (insert a metal bowl into a pot of boiling water).
- When the chocolate has melted, slowly rotate each apple in the chocolate until all sides are covered.
- Place on a tray lined with parchment or wax paper and let cool in the fridge until the chocolate hardens around the apple.
Getting your kids to eat their vegetables can be difficult, especially around Halloween, so here is a fun way to get your children excited about them. With this snack, you can even get your children to help you arrange them. This is a great way to teach them and get them engaged in eating healthy. For my readers without kids, this is also a great conversation piece for your Halloween party.
#3: Spiders On A Log
- Celery sticks
- Baby carrots
- Mushrooms (sliced)
- Cucumbers (cut into rounds)
- Pea pods
- Lettuce leaves
- Pimiento olives
- Red bell pepper
- Veggie dip
- Scoop veggie dip into a small bowl and place at the top of a long platter.
- This is the kid-fun part - begin building the skeleton by arranging the vegetables:
- A celery stick for the neck and legs
- Baby carrots for the arms
- Mushrooms for the hands and hips
- Cucumbers for the spine
- Red pepper slices as the ribs and mouth (only a small piece)
- Pea pods for the feet
- Lettuce leaves for the hair
- Olives for the eyes
A creepy crawly twist on this classic, this protein-packed snack is a great addition to your Halloween.
#4: Pumpkin Dippers
Spiders On A Log
- Celery stick
- Almond butter
- Plastic spiders
- Slice celery sticks crosswise.
- Fill each stick with almond butter and arrange on a platter.
- Decorate with spiders and voila!
Remove all the spiders before enjoying.
Nix the chips and salsa for this fun and healthy Fall and Halloween themed snack.
#5: Pumpkin-tines And Boonanas
- 2 large carrots
- Curly-leaf parsley
- Cut the carrots into coin shapes and spear into the middle with a toothpick.
- Add a parsley leaf to the top of the carrot through the toothpick.
- Cut a small piece of scallion, thread it into the toothpick for the pumpkin stem.
- Spread hummus on a platter to create a field and place your pumpkins on top.
What is Halloween without a sugary treat? But we all know that Halloween candy has health ramifications to your sugar levels and risk of love handles. As the health conscious person that you are, I know that you are looking for a healthy alternative to the Halloween candies out there – and never fear! I have just the thing for you and (bonus!) there is no baking required.
This is also a great snack to create with children.
Pumpkin-tines And Boonanas
- Clementines (oranges, grapefruits are okay as well)
- Mini chocolates chips
- Regular chocolates chips
- A sharpie
- Unpeeled clementines with monsters drawn on pumpkin faces.
- Peel bananas and cut them in half crosswise
- Press two mini chocolate chips into the side of the banana for eyes and a regular size chocolate chip for a ghost mouth.
Kavata Kithome is an advocate for living your best life, full of health and longevity. While working closely with gym owners and personal trainers, she was able to sculpt a well-rounded view of fitness and understands how to incorporate it with a healthy balanced diet. She is a regular contributor to the One More Step Lifestyle brand.
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