With Halloween just around the corner, we’re all developing a little bit of a sweet tooth. Looking to indulge in some swoon-worthy Halloween treats without undoing all of your gym efforts? Look no further! These delicious recipes don’t just taste good, but are good for you, too! So hit up the grocery store, put on your favorite Halloween movies and bask in all the healthy deliciousness.
1. “Boo”-nana Pops
These ghoulish snacks are the perfect combination of fruity and creamy and the perfect way to get your scare—and your healthy—on. Plus, bananas are an awesome source of potassium, which makes them awesome pre-workout snacks, and are super high in antioxidants.
Recipe from Skinnytaste
- 1 medium banana (at your preferred ripeness)
- 1 cup white chocolate for melting
- 8 mini chocolate chips
- 4 popsicle sticks
- Wax paper
- Cut the banana into quarters by first cutting lengthwise and then in half.
- Insert the popsicle sticks into the flat end of the banana. Place bananas on wax paper and freeze for about an hour.
- Once the bananas are frozen, fill a microwave-safe bowl or coffee mug with the white chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate by heating it in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring between each set.
- One at a time, dip the bananas into the chocolate, scraping the excess chocolate off of the back of the banana.
- Place the banana on the wax paper and quickly (before the chocolate hardens) put two chocolate chips in the place of eyes.
- Put the bananas back into the freezer until frozen.
2. Candy Corn Fruit Cup
How cute are these? Get all the sweetness of some candy corn with the health of some fruit with this delicious recipe.
Recipe from Family Fresh Meals
- Cut-up pineapple (about a half cup, but you can eat as little or as much as you’d like)
- Cut-up oranges
- Whipped cream
- In a clear glass, pour in the pineapple.
- Layer the oranges on top of those and then the whipped cream.
- Store in a refrigerated space.
3. Monster Eggs
Get some protein in your diet this Halloween with these monstrous hard-boiled eggs!
Recipe from PBS Parents
- Hard-boiled eggs (one egg will make two monsters)
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon pickled relish
- A pinch of curry powder
- Black olive slices or shreds of eggpant skin for eyes
- Broccoli for legs
- Hard-boil your eggs.
- Cut each egg in half.
- Scoop out the yolk and mash it with a spoon.
- Mix mustard, mayonnaise, pickled relish and a pinch of curry powder with the yolk. Spoon it back into the egg (this makes the monster’s mouth).
- Add black olives/eggplant skin to where the eyes would be.
- Place broccoli stems where the legs would be.
4. Zombie Jaws
These apple treats are as delicious as they are creepy! We’re getting a real The Walking Dead vibe from these zombie jaws.
Recipe from Another Lunch
- 1 apple
- A handful of almond slivers
- Slice apple lengthwise—do not remove the skin.
- Insert almond slivers along the skin edge of the apple.
- Arrange slices of apples next to each other to make a series of mouths.
5. Pumpkin Pita Bread
Who doesn’t love some delicious hummus? Spread it on some pita bread to look like a pumpkin, and you’ll have an adorable Halloween snack!
Recipe from BabyCenter
- Pita bread (1 per “pumpkin”)
- Hummus (enough to spread over the whole slice of pita bread)
- Optional yellow food coloring (to make the hummus look more the hue of a pumpkin)
- Toppings (cheese, carrots, cucumbers, olives and any other veggies you’d like!)
- Spread some hummus over your entire slice of pita bread.
- Arrange your toppings to look like a jack-o’-lantern face—try cutting your cucumbers into triangle eyes, using carrots for jack-o’-lantern teeth and using some olives for a nose! Get creative with this to make your creation fun and adorable.
6. Witch’s Broom
These witches’ brooms are exactly what any cheese-lover needs in his or her life. Props to cheese sticks for being a low-calorie source of dairy, right?
Recipe from A Healthy Slice of Life
- String cheese sticks
- Pretzel sticks
- Cut cheese sticks in half.
- Cut cheese stick vertically about ¾ of the way (do not cut all the way to the top).
- Peel cheese stick apart a few more times using the same technique.
- Insert pretzel stick into the top of the cheese stick where there are not any cuts made.
7. Clementine Pumpkins
Deliciously sweet, these clementine “pumpkins” are sure to get you—and your taste buds—in the Halloween mood, all while giving you a great vitamin C boost!
Recipe from One Little Project
- Clementines (as many as you want to eat)
- 1 stick of celery
- Peel the clementine.
- Cut the celery into thin, 1-inch strips.
- Pull the pieces at the top of the clementine apart slightly.
- Insert one of the celery pieces into the top of the clementine to create a pumpkin stem.
These recipes are sure to appease your Halloween-loving inner Martha Stewart and are way healthier than candy.
What are your favorite healthy Halloween treats?