Halloween and a crazy amount of processed sugar seem to go hand-in-hand. With all of the parties and trick-or-treating in the very near future, you may be scrambling to find some healthier versions of fun & festive Halloween foods and treats.
I have compiled some of my favorite healthy versions of Halloween foods that will look great on your food table for that Halloween party that’s around the corner. Enjoy!
Simple, healthy and fun — drawing faces on your tangerines is a great addition to your fruit bowl this season. You can use any fruit with a rind on it for this: oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, even miniature pumpkins.
Creating an entire plate of Halloween goodies is as simple as peeling some fruit. Cut small pieces of celery stalk, peel a tangerine, and insert the celery piece into the top as a stem. Peel banana, cut in half and stand each piece up on your plate. Create a simple ghoul face out of melted dark chocolate. Guilt-free and festive!
This one’s especially simple! Use a toothpick to poke four holes on each side of your olive. The easiest “legs” to use are rosemary sprigs. Pinch individual rosemary leaves off and insert as the legs. Two other options for legs are small pieces of spaghetti, and small slices of olive.
Core and slice apples. Cut a chunk of the outside of the apple slice to create a mouth. Fill with almond butter and a slice of strawberry as a tongue. You can also use sunflower seeds as teeth, if you wish.
The great thing about Pumpkin Peppers is you can add anything you want for the stuffing. I’ve seen them stuffed with mini-salads, rice and beans, roasted veggies, or anything you desire. Cut the top of the pepper off and remove insides, carve your pumpkin face with a knife, and stuff with your desired toppings
How adorable is this? You can get creative with this, but a great starting point is using zucchini noodles, a pesto sauce to add green to the dish, and funny face toppings. Olives are great for the hair, a slice of red pepper for the mouth, celery piece as neck bolts and sliced olives for the eyes. Have fun with your Frankenstein pasta and come up with your own version, too!
Funny Face Toast
Avocado toast is the epitome of simple and delicious — a fan favorite. Using your favorite Ezekiel bread or gluten-free bread, toast your bread and spread avocado on top. Using olives, red peppers and radishes, create a funny face on top of the avocado.
If you make any of the above goodies, please share pics with me, I would love to see them.