Halloween is a great time to celebrate with friends and family alike. While you may be surrounded by indulgent goodies, there are plenty of ways to enjoy food while not breaking the calorie bank. The following recipes have a spooky twist, can be made with the whole family and incorporate healthy fruits and veggies.
Banana Ghosts + Orange Pumpkins
1 Stalk of Celery
1 Honeydew Melon
¼ cup Chocolate Chips
¼ cup Mini Chocolate Chips
Slice bananas in half and peel. Add two mini chocolate chips and one regular chip for the eyes and mouth of the ghosts.
Peel clementines and slice celery stalk into half inch pieces. Place celery pieces in the top of the clementines to assemble the “pumpkins.”
Frankenstein Veggie Platter
(From Blue Skies Ahead)
1 15 oz can of black olives
2 cups snap peas
2 baby carrots
½ cucumber sliced
1 cup hummus
Rinse all veggies and olives. Slice cucumber in ¼ inch slices.
To assemble: Arrange snap peas in a square add three cucumber slices for the eyes and nose. Arrange olives in rows at the top of the hair. Add two olives to the eye cucumber slices and arrange two rows of olives to make a mouth. Place two carrots at the bottom of the face and your Frankenstein Veggie Platter is complete! Serve with hummus.
Tips for enjoying Halloween goodies healthfully:
➻ Be sure to eat a balanced meal before heading out with the kiddos to trick-or-treat or hand out candy at home. By eating a healthy, satisfying dinner you are less likely to feel deprived and want to overindulge in the candy that is around.
➻ Set out several healthy treats along with the candy options for everyone to choose.
➻ Allow yourself to enjoy a favorite treat in moderation. One or two fun-size candy bars along with healthier snack choices can help you feel satisfied without over doing it.