Healthy Halloween Recipes!

Happy Halloween! What are you serving at your party tonight? This year doesn’t have to be full of sweets! Mix up your party dishes with some healthy ones. It’s a great way to not only help prevent cavities this year; but these dishes can even help minimize the calorie intake.

We found some great recipes that are healthy and easy to get the kids involved! Tell us which one is your favorite!

 Apple Bites

  • Apples
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Orange Juice
  1. Cut the apple into wedges from the skin side of each quarter.
  2. Sliver the almonds into narrow pieces.
  3. Press the slivered almonds into the apple.

White Savory Ghosts

  •  White Bread
  • Ghost Cookie Cutter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Currants or Raisins
  1. Toast each slice of bread.
  2. Use the ghost cookie cutter to create the ghost bread.
  3. Spread the cream cheese over the bread.
  4. Add the currants or raisins to make a face.

Sweet Potato Chips With Olive Tapenade

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup pitted black olives
  • 3 scallions
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained (4-6 pieces)
  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees F and spray two large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Thinly slice* sweet potatoes and lay out pieces in a single layer on the sheets. Using a silicone brush, coat each slice of sweet potato with olive oil (you’ll use about 1 tablespoon).
  3. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 10-12 minutes per side or until golden (keep an eye on them to prevent burning).
  4. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  5. To prepare the tapenade, place olives, scallions, sundried tomatoes and remaining oil in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  6. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and pulse until well combined, but still slightly chunky.
  7. Top each piece of sweet potato with tapenade and serve.
  8. *Tip – use a hand-held mandoline to make easy, even slices.

Snack O’ Lantern

  •  Navel orange
  • Canned or fresh fruit salad
  1. To make one lantern, use a small knife to slice the top off a navel orange and cut around its interior to hollow it out.
  2. Scoop out the orange segments, chop them, and mix them with canned or fresh fruit salad.
  3. Carve small facial features in one side of the orange, then cut a slit in the lid to accommodate the handle of a green plastic spoon.
  4. Fill the lantern with fruit salad. Insert the spoon and set the lid in place.

Goblin Grin

  • 1 pea pod
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • few slivered almonds
  1. For each one, use the tip of a paring knife to cut a slit centered in one side of an edible pea pod (a parent’s job).
  2. Cut out a tongue shape from red bell pepper and insert the top of it through the opening in the pea pod (it looks best if the inside of the pepper faces up).
  3. For the finishing touch, insert a few slivered almonds for teeth.

 

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