When autumn rolls around, Halloween is just around the corner. With this holiday and the season not only comes a wide selection of pumpkin flavored foods and drinks, but there are many other types of treats readily available that are typically unhealthy. Parties may serve cookies or pies, you face a barrage of candy at your local supermarket, and just about every recipe for cute treats tends to appear unhealthy. If you want to get into the spirit of the season and the holiday, but don’t want to ruin your healthy diet in the process, take a peek at our selection of healthy spooky treats below, compiled from a variety of sources all across the Internet.
Fruit can be fun too! If you want to serve up some scarily cute snacks, but you want to stay on
your healthy eating plan for this Halloween, don’t overlook fruit. You can peel an orange and place a small piece of celery in the center to make it look like a pumpkin or you can make a ghost banana with little pieces of chocolate for the eyes and mouth (as shown in picture). For a simple treat that celebrates the holiday, you can cut shapes out of a tomato as you would a Jack-o-lantern, and then place shredded cheese or other fruits inside. For quick and easy healthy Halloween snacks, you can even use a marker to draw the eyes and mouth on the skin of an unpeeled orange or on a container of pre-packaged mandarin oranges.
Protein for Halloween! You may be surprised to find that even kids will enjoy eating their protein if it is presented to them in a fun way. Deviled eggs with olives strategically placed quickly become spiders that are fun (yet healthy) to eat. You can also make mini pizzas with flatbread or low carb biscuit mix, use string cheese to create a mummy look, and then dot eyes with pizza sauce or another condiment.
The ideas are endless! By thinking outside the candy package, you will see that there are many different ways to incorporate healthy foods into Halloween designs so you can create fun and healthy snacks that celebrate the season without ruining your diet! And don’t forget to check out Linda’s Diet Delites, where you will find a variety of mixes and toppings that can be used to help you create your healthy Halloween snacks!