This Halloween, delight all costumed ghouls with these super eerie treats that won’t actually make them sick (but maybe a little queasy)–because they’re healthy! From skinny desserts to savory finger foods, take your pick. Because Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the candy.
With cauliflower and spinach, this macaroni and cheese is healthier than your normal boxed fare. Dish up this Toxic Waste Mac and Cheese for your next kid’s Halloween party–they’ll never know it’s packed with veggies! Loaded with Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese and half and half for extra creaminess, even the grown-ups will get on board with this one.
If you have the guts to dig into this Human Torso Appetizer, do so without guilt. It’s made with hummus, beets, smoked salmon and white bean dip–you know, to keep your insides healthy! All party-goers will be totally grossed out by this one, but don’t worry, they’ll change their minds once they sink their teeth into it.
Okay, so the candy coating kind of takes away from the nutrition factor of these Poison Toffee Apples, but you know what they say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away! And that’s enough for us to call these candy-coated Halloween apples “good for you.” They’re black, they’re wicked, and they’re the perfect snack for trick-or-treaters. Whole Wheat Witch Fingers take the old classic witch finger recipe and gives it a healthier spin by using whole wheat flour and taking out the dyes. People will totally freak out over these finger-shaped shortbread cookies complete with almond fingernails and dipped in blood … er, jam. These Hard-Boiled Eggs seriously look like blood shot eyes and everyone knows how healthy eggs are–they’re low calorie and loaded with protein. Plus, they’re delicious. These would make an extra creepy Halloween side dish, and bonus–they’re not dyed with food coloring, they’re dyed with red wine! This Chunky Cheese Dip, that looks like a barfing pumpkin, is the perfect appetizer to disgust kids and adults alike. It’s not particularly low-calorie, but with two simple ingredients (cream cheese and salsa), it’s budget-friendly and easy to make. And we suggest serving with fresh veggies to make it diet-friendly, too. This Witchy Guacamole Dip is loaded with good-for-you ingredients like fresh, heart-healthy avocado, carrots, bell peppers and olives. Dip into deliciousness and festivity with this cute, yet creepy green face! This Halloween recipe is the best addition to a party, or can serve as the appetizer to a kid-pleasing family dinner. Let the kids make their own personal-sized pizzas–as ridiculous or scary as they want! These Funny Face Pizzas are perfect for a party, where each person can customize a pie to their liking. So toss on all the veggies, pineapple, olives and chicken–whatever your heart desires. Now you can make a face and eat it, too! Keep things light and crispy–and spooky–with Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Crisps! Using ingredients you already have at home, plus a bat-shaped cookie cutter, these whip up in no time. They’re sweet and seasonal without being heavy and rich. Cure your sweet tooth without the guilt. This Skeleton Fruit Pizza has less sugar and more protein than your average sugar cookie and is loaded with fruit. It’s colorful, fun to make and tasty–everything a Halloween treat should be! So grab all your favorite fruits and design a skeletal face all your own. Yum!