If you are having a Halloween party this year, whether for adults or kids, consider creating some fun and healthy snacks, rather than all the candy. Stumped for good, yummy, and healthy ideas? No worries, we’ve got you covered with some great recipes:
1. Black Bean Cat Crudités
Forget those boring old veggie trays, this one has style! All you need is a variety of cut up veggies, a bowlful of black bean dip, and some imagination. The trouble will be keeping it together while your guests devour it! Check out the details here.
2. Grape Lemonade Ghost Ice Pops
This refreshing treat is simple to make and can cure the “sugaries” by satisfying their sweet tooth without spoiling them too much. To avoid too much sugar, substitute the sugar in this recipe for honey, agave, stevia or coconut syrup to taste. Here’s how to make these easy and yummy treats.
3. Green Meanies
Want your Halloween party to have a little “bite” this year? Check out these cute little monsters; all you need is a few apples, some nut butter, and almond slivers. Hit the link for more details on this recipe.
4. Snack o’Lantern
These little guys may be a bit labor intensive, but it’s worth the effort! Oranges, fruit salad, and spoons are all you’ll need and you’ll end up with a nice and healthy snack.Check it out here.
5. Spooky Banana Pops
Your kids will love these coconut-covered banana treats – maybe they’ll even forget about the candy! Make a few extra for the adults too. See this video for more details.
6. Carrot Pumpkin
With just a bag of carrots, a few other veggies and some dip and you’ll have a fun party snack that everyone will love! Don’t forget to take a picture before it gets eaten! Here are the details.
7. Ghost Sandwiches
For a more filling snack, make sandwiches in the shape of ghosts or pumpkins. You can choose your favorite bread (gluten-free or spelt are good choices) and fill with nut butter and fruit spread. Then use a cookie cutter to cut the sandwich into your favorite Halloween shape. Accent the sandwich with raisins for eyes. Check it out here.
8. Spiders on a Log
You can substitute raisins and make bugs on a log if you’re concerned about the spiders being consumed, feel free to use any nut butter (or non-nut butter) you like! Here’s how.
Do you have any suggestions for fun and healthy Halloween treats that everyone will love? Please share! Happy Halloween!