I’ve pulled together some Halloween recipes that are healthy, but still taste good enough to feel like a treat! They incorporate nourishing whole food ingredients, but also mix in some sweets so that kids don’t feel totally deprived. These snacks will distract little ones from the big bag of sugar they’ll collect on Halloween for at least a little while!
Pumpkin boosts nutrition by adding fiber and vitamins like A and C. Greek yogurt brings protein and fat to temper blood sugar spikes and keep kids feeling full and satisfied.
- 1 cup plain, unsweetened greek yogurt
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ cup crumbled sandwich cookies (substitute granola for a breakfast or adult treat)
- 1 package gummy worms
- In a small bowl, mix yogurt, pumpkin, honey, and pumpkin pie spice together.
- Line a tall glass, ¼ cup of pumpkin yogurt mix, followed by 1 tablespoon of cookie crumbs. Repeat layers.
- Top with gummy worms and serve chilled.
CARAMEL APPLE TRAIL MIX
Pumpkin Pie Caramel popcorn is a yummy seasonal treat and it’s a healthier snack when you pair it with classic popcorn, apple chips and almonds.
- 365 Pumpkin Pie Popcorn
- 365 Classic Popcorn
- Bare Apple Chips (Cinnamon and Granny Smith flavors pictured)
- Roasted Almonds
Combine and serve.
MINI MUMMY PIZZAS
These mini pizzas are a festive dinner for Halloween night.
- 4 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted
- 2/3 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup finely chopped kale, spinach or chard
- 1 yellow or green bell pepper, cored and finely chopped
- 1 (6-ounce) package light string cheese
- 16 slices black olives
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Arrange muffins on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and spoon marinara onto each half.
- Top with kale and peppers, and then shred cheese into strings, arranging it over the muffins like a mummy’s bandages.
- Arrange 2 olive slices on each half for eyes and bake until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.