Halloween is the most candy-filled holiday of the year! Everywhere you turn there are spooky sweets and treats. To offset all the sugar your kid will be eating this year, especially after they go trick or treating, here are some healthy Halloween recipes that are made with healthy ingredients to make sure your kids are getting more than just a sugar rush this holiday.
1. Edible Eyeballs
Topping sliced carrots with a dollop of cream cheese for the iris and an black olive for a pupils, can turn this simple healthy snack into a terrifying crunchy snack. You can also use slices of your kids other favorite veggies or use peanut butter and raisins instead of cream cheese and slices.
2. Banana Ghost Pops
These spooky pops will haunt your freezer. Simply dip a banana into plain or vanilla yogurt, roll in coconut, and then use mini chocolate chips or raisins for the eyes. Your children will love eating this ghostly snack.
3. Ghoulish Hard Boiled Eggs
This is probably the easiest recipe on the list. Simply use a sharpie to draw ghoulish ghost faces on hard-boiled eggs and serve. The shell will protect the eye from the ink in the sharpie.
4. Clementine Pumpkins
Take your clementines from cuties to creepies with this recipe. Simply use a sharpie to draw jack-o-lantern faces on the peel of the clementine and serve. You can even get your kids in on this project, just make sure they are careful with the sharpies since the ink is permanent.
5. Open Faced Monster Sandwiches
This recipe takes your kid’s favorite sandwich recipes and makes them into frightening monsters. Check out the different patterns this clever mommy blogger came up with to inspire your own ideas!
6. Orange Pumpkins
Make adorable pumpkins that will fit right in the palm of your children’s hands. Peel the orange and add a stalk of celery to make a simple pumpkin. This is a great addition to your kids Halloween lunchbox.
7. Apple Mummies
For a sweet idea, make some mummy apples. Just horizontally peel off parts of the skin of your favorite apples and it will look just like a mummy. You can attach some chocolate chips or use a food marker to make the eyes. If you are worried about the apple browning before serving just rub a little lemon juice on the exposed areas to prevent them from oxidizing.
8. Skull Cucumber Pickles
Children love pickles. Using either a cookie cutter or some precise knife skills, cut your cucumber slices into skull shapes before pickling. This bone chilling refrigerator pickle recipe is easy to make and your kids will love it!
9. Graham Cracker Bloody Band-Aids
This clever mommy blogger came up with an extra-creepy Halloween recipe for bloody Band-Aids. These are perfect for kids who love to gross themselves out on Halloween!
10. Grape Caterpillars
To make this creepy, crawly caterpillar, simply skewer some grapes on a kebab stick. You can make little eyes with dabs of cream cheese and mini chocolate chips or raisins. Just make sure to remove the sharp ends of the kebabs before serving to your kiddos so they don’t hurt themselves.
11. Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries
This devilish recipe is simply sweet potato slices cut up to look like jack-o-lanterns with cookie cutters or a knife. You can make any kind of jack-o-lantern face you want to scare or delight your kids.
12. Halloween Yogurt Bark
Mix your child’s favorite fruits with eerie googly eyes with his Halloween bark. You can use store bought googly eye candies or make your own by cutting out round chunks of apples or pears and then attaching chocolate chips or raisins to them. Make sure to use a colorful fruit yogurt to make the eyes really peer out.
13. Graveyard Veggie Pizza
Graveyard veggies pizza makes a great dinner to serve on Halloween or to bring to a party. Crackers serve as tombstones to create a haunted graveyard scene.
14. Cheese And Pretzel Broomsticks
This bewitchingly good snack uses pretzels, chives, and string cheese to make tiny witches broomsticks. You kids will be spellbound by how delicious they are!
15. Monster Apple Bites
Monster apple bites look just like gruesome little monsters. Apple slices make the head, slices of almonds the fangs, and strawberries the frightful tongue. This are a little more involved to make so they are great for a children’s Halloween party.
16. Honeydew Bats
Using simple bat cookie cutters, you can cut honeydew melon slices into creepy bats. This recipe is so simple you can cut other fruits like cantaloupe, watermelon, and even papaya to make a batty fruit salad.
17. Spooky Green Monster Zucchini Noodles
This spooky dinner recipe will delight Moms and creep out kids. It’s both low carb and covered in eyeballs, so it’s a perfect healthy Halloween recipes to make for the whole family.
18. Celery Mummies
For a really macabre snack, try this celery mummies. Cream cheese and ham make the body of the mummy that looks like it’s nestled in a celery coffin. Red dried cranberries eyes peer out from behind the mummy wraps make a truly chilling snack.
19. Spider Web Soup
Spider web soup can be made with any of your favorite soups, but tomato is the best because it looks like blood. To make the spider web effect, simply swirl sour cream on top of the soup and then use a butter knife or toothpick to make a spider web pattern.
20. Fruit Spiders
Using toothpicks to make raisin legs and a large black grape to make a creepy body, these fruit spiders almost too realistic. If you want a hair-raising snack that will freak out your kids, these are perfect!