The Best Healthy Halloween Treats On Pinterest
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Written By: Melissa Fiorenza
Different year, same story. October rolls around and our diets go off the rails. The tempting array of chocolates and candy that take over every single shelf of every single store are so hard to resist—not to mention, your coworkers are no doubt bringing in ghoulish goodies left and right in the weeks leading up to and after Halloween.
But, like with any holiday, you know there are people who have figured out how to get in the spirit, indulge a little, and not feel totally gross at the end of the month. Cue Pinterest! Here are 9 snacks and treats that aren’t frighteningly unhealthy, and perfect for school, your Halloween bash, or your friend’s feast. Take a look.
In charge of bringing the fruit? Melted white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, and fresh strawberries are all you need to whip up these adorable ghosts.
What is it about peanut butter that makes you crave it in all its Reese’s glory right around this time of year? For a healthier spin on PB that gives you—and the kids—something to crunch on, check out these apple slices put together with marshmallows and peanut butter.
We’re kind of obsessed with these bananas wrapped in cheese cloths strips and touched up with googly eyes. Does it get any easier than this? Yes, see #5.
These string cheese ghosts are an absolutely genius way to perk up your kid’s lunchbox on Halloween and they take all of a millisecond to complete. Score points with the teachers by sending in a bunch for PM snack for the whole class.
6. Mummy Pizzas
To make these mummy pizzas easier on your waistline, go for 100% whole wheat English muffins, reduced fat mozzarella, and a simple tomato sauce that isn’t loaded with sugar.
Leave it to Taste of Home to think of something this clever and refreshing. With a few avocados, cilantro, onion, lime juice, salt, and tortilla chips, appetizers are served.
For something a bit heavier than chips and guac, grab the recipe for these shredded chicken and rice-stuffed orange bell peppers. Bonus points for impeccable carving skills.
9. Deviled Eggs
With a name like that, it’s kind of an obvious pick for your Halloween spread. But between food dye, spices, and other embellishments, it’s super simple to take this already very healthy, low-cal snack up a level to match the rest of your themed offerings.
Gorgeous colors, amazing flavors. This smoothie is loaded with berries, OJ, coconut water, peaches, and more—even cauliflower to thicken it up a bit. Perfect to cleanse the palate at the end of the night, or to start your morning off right.