Halloween is just around the corner and may be stressing you out as you think about being tempted by all of the sugary treats, not to mention your kiddos bouncing off the walls and constantly begging to eat their candy.
At The Healthy Edge, we believe there is a time for indulgences, but always in moderation. Here are some great ideas for the Halloween holiday for school, work or at your own house.
Want an idea to “trick” the kiddos into getting rid of their candy? Check out this blog Healthy Halloween: “Tricks” for the Treats.
Cut your apples into slices. Use peanut butter (or any nut butter) to stick them together, and then use almond slivers to look like crazy teeth. Your kids will have as much fun making them as they will eating them!
Hummus and Finger
Take carrot pieces and using a knife, carve slivers to look like knuckles. Use your favorite hummus or avocado dip as a paste to stick almond slivers or green pepper pieces to the tops of the carrots to look like fingernails. Place five carrots in the dip so it looks like a hand. Cute idea for a Halloween party!
Deviled Egg Spiders
Make deviled eggs (we like to use hummus as the filling) and use black olives to form the body of the spiders and cut the olive in strips to form the legs. Another spooky party idea.
Take a small seedless watermelon and use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind leaving only the white rind. Slice off the bottom to create a flat base. Using a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the surface of the brain. Then carve narrow channels along the tracings with asharp paring knife to expose the fruit beneath the rind.
Orange Pumpkins Delights
Using a navel orange and a small knife, slice the top off and cut around its interior to hollow it out. Scoop out the orange segments and save for filling. Carve a small face into one side of the orange. Cut a slit in the lid to accommodate the handle of a green plastic spoon. Fill the orange with mixed fruit of your choice. Insert the spoon and set the lid on top with spoon poking out of the already made slit.
Put your hummus (or other healthy vegetable dip) into small dishes, using the shapes you prefer for your eyes and nose. For the mouth, use half slices of cucumbers and for the stem use broccoli. Use carrot pieces to make your round pumpkin. Then set it out for your little monsters to enjoy!
Banana Ghosts: Cut your banana in half and add chocolate chips for the eyes and nose.
Orange Pumpkins: Peel mandarin oranges and use a slice of celery for a stem.
Hope you enjoy these Healthy Halloween treats! For delicious hummus and avocado recipes check out The Healthy Edge Cookbook. You can also find delicious vegetable dips when you sign up for the Healthy Edge FREE trial. We would love to hear your Healthy Halloween treat ideas!