With Halloween around the corner you must be tensed about what to wear and what to eat….But the situation may become tough for those who are health-conscious and are not willing to gain those extra calories. We are here to help them by sharing a few healthy yet tasty recipes that will help them to say goodbye to the usual sugar-filled Halloween delicacies and enjoy the festival while being in good health.
#1 Healthy Candy Corn Popsicles
Instead of those syrupy, artificially flavored popsicles, welcome their healthier versions which include yoghurt and fruit juices to create the same magic. Children will definitely love this new kind of popsicles and so will the seniors.
#2 Ghost Pops Made of Banana
Another Halloween-special delicacy is the Banana Ghost Pop that can be prepared by cutting a banana into two halves and freezing it overnight after inserting a popsicle stick into both the halves. Now dip them in vanilla yoghurt (instead of white chocolate, if you are calorie conscious) and add on some chocolate chips to represent eyes. Freeze them again and you are good to give spooks!
#3 Mini Mummy Pizzas
Small-sized mummy pizzas can be a good option for appetizers. Healthy pizza greens, sweet peppers, whole-wheat muffins, light string cheese and black olives- all these ingredients can help in forming the best-ever appetizers, bidding goodbye to the fried unhealthy stuff.
#4 Pumpkin Cheescake in Gluten-free Bottom
Halloween is incomplete without pumpkin and these cheesecakes are way healthier than you could expect them to be! The base is gluten-free and contains just 130 calories! Decorate the top of the cakes by drawing spider webs to make them relevant to the theme of the festival.
#5 Kiwi Monsters
These cute little monsters are all set to give you goosebumps and are rich in vitamin C, making them a healthy choice for your Halloween party. They not only look good but taste great too!
#6 Black Bean Hummus
A party is kind of incomplete without the hummus dip. This is rich in fiber and protein and with the decorations of spider and cobweb it can set the right mood for the party!
#7 Crispy Treats
Roll rice krisps into balls and make faces with chocolate crisps. These treats will suit the purpose as well as are free of artificial flavouring or coloring.
#8 Caramel Apples
The outer coating here is made of non-dairy milk and dates instead of the usual sugary coating. So it is quite healthy and at the same time can meet the demands of the ones with a sweet tooth.
#9 Witch Fingers
Nothing can be spookier than witch fingers with nails at the top. These cookies have coconut and almond flour in base along with honey. You can add your own version of low-sugar jam and make the dish paleo diet friendly.
#10 Candy corn and fruits Parfaits
These are made up of candy corn and fruits and include less sugar.
#11 Banana Mummy
Peel off bananas and wrap them with phyllo pastry. Bake them in the oven for a few minutes and they will make a great dish!
#12 Mashed Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash
Who doesn’t like mashed potato! And this dish will surely be loved by one and all. Make this for your Halloween’s party and see how people appreciate you!
#13 Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Milkshakes are the perfect combination of taste and health! And when it’s Halloween, nothing can beat the charm of a pumpkin pie. Avoid whipped cream topping if you wish to avoid the extra calorie intake. Crushed strawberry can be used for garnishing or topping instead.
#14 Mummy Sandwiches
Sandwiches are one of the healthiest items that you could have and these mummy sandwiches are a treat to your eyes as well as your taste-buds. To make these, apply the spread of your choice to the bread, cut carrot into round pieces and put two of them over the bread to make the eyes. And to make the eyes more prominent you can use cut olives for the black eyelids.
#15 Sweet Potato Fries:
This will give you lesser amount of calories as compared to normal potatoes and will be a more economical option compared to the fries that you usually order from outside. You can make cute Halloween faces within these fries to add to the fun factor. Not to forget the beta carotene that they boost your body with!
#16 Stuffed Bell Peppers
Do you have kids at home who make a grumpy face every time they are served with veggies? Then the Halloween special stuffed bell peppers can be the ideal deal for them. Slice off the upper portion of a bell pepper and make eyes and nose by carving the lower part. Stuff steamed rice and spices into the hollow portion, cover it with the previously cut upper portion as a lid and serve them to your little ones!