The candy-filled holiday is on the way!
But who said trick-or-treating has to be unhealthy?! With creativity and a few simple swaps, you can easily adapt traditional recipes and create fun and nourishing treats that everyone will love!
Check out these 4 spooky healthy Halloween treats, and get ready to have lots of fun with the kids in the kitchen!
Frankenstein Avocado Toast
Recipe via Vegan Chow Down
Who knew we could turn a boring avocado toast into... Frankenstein?! The toast becomes the perfect canvas to endless possibilities of topping combinations. Bring the kids to the kitchen and let them unleash their imagination!
- 2 pieces of bread, of your choice
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 large sheet of toasted dried seaweed or 2 -4 small sheets
- 1 small vine ripened tomato
- 4 black olive slices
- 5-6 pretzel sticks for bolts at neck and nose
- 4 small cubes of vegan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- To keep the toasts nice and green, we are going to prep everything first and work with the avocado last. Get started by toasting your bread. While the bread is toasting...
- Cut the seaweed to look like Frankenstein's hair- zig zag on one side and straight on the other. You can also add eyebrows if you'd like! If so, cut a few short strips of seaweed for that.
- Slice the tomato then cut 1 round slice in half.
- Cut or break the pretzel sticks as needed so they are the correct lengths.
- Have all your components close by and ready for you to use then begin on the avocado. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and put it in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and smash it with a fork or back of a spoon. Smash it until you reach the desired consistency / smoothness.
- It's time to assemble Frankenstein! Take your toast and trim edges if needed to make a rough rectangle. I try not to cut away too much and also make sure to eat that so it doesn't go to waste!
- Cut two shallow and small slits on both sides of the bottom edge, this is where the bolts aka pretzel sticks will go.
- Spread your avocado mixture onto your toast. Add the seaweed hair, seaweed eyebrows (if using), olive eyes, pretzel nose, and tomato mouth.
- Stick a pretzel into a cheese cube to create a bolt. Then insert it into the pre-cut slit.
- That's how you make Frankenstein avocado toast! Serve immediately so the seaweed doesn't wilt and stays crunchy.
Recipe via Vita Vibes
This creative and yummy snack is the perfect treat to get the kids into healthy eating! How can you say no to these cuties?! A fun Halloween treat that tastes delicious; without any scary ingredients!
- 4 medium-sized granny smith apples, cut into 8 sections each
- 1 cup natural creamy organic peanut butter
- 1 cup yogurt covered goji berries
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Section each apple and then sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Spread about 1 tsp. of peanut butter on each slice.
Stick 4-6 yogurt-covered berries on an angle in the peanut butter, then place a second peanut butter-covered apple slice on top.
Cool for 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.
Healthy Candy Corn Ice Pop
Recipe via Yummy Mummy Kitchen
If you love Candy Corn, this is the treat for you! This whole fruit popsicle looks and tastes like the traditional candy, but is organic, gluten-free, vegan, and loaded with healthy nutrients!
- 1 cup coconut milk (from a 15 oz. can)
- 5 drops liquid stevia, to taste (plain or vanilla)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 1/2 cup orange juice or water
- Sweeten coconut milk to taste with a few drops of stevia. Fill about 1/3 of the ice pop molds or small paper cups with coconut milk. Insert popsicle sticks and cover with pop mold cover or plastic wrap. Place in the freezer to freeze completely.
- In a blender, puree pineapple with just enough water to blend until thick and smooth. Fill the second third of the ice pop mold with the pineapple. Freeze.
- Blend frozen peaches with enough orange juice to blend. Fill the pop molds the rest of the way up. Freeze.
- Release pops by running briefly under warm water (don’t forget to collect that water to reuse in your garden, etc.) Enjoy!
Spider Deviled Eggs
Recipe via Food.com
Take the traditional ridiculously easy-to-make deviled eggs and add a simple Halloween twist to it (a.k.a. black olives). This snack will surely surprise and delight adults and kids!
6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.
- Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
- Place yolk mixture back in eggs.
- Cut whole olive in half.
- Put one half of olive for the spiders body.
- Thinly slice the other half for the spiders legs. Put four legs on each side.
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