Sweet (and Healthy) Halloween Treats

Halloween is quickly approaching, and we all know what that means – candy everything. From trick-or-treaters to spooky themed parties, sugar is rampant during this season. There is nothing worse than going to a party and seeing that there is nothing healthy you can eat, so today’s blog post we are sharing a few of our favorite sweet, Halloween-themed Pinterest recipes that won’t set you back on your journey to health.

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Apple Bites1

Ingredients:

·         2 green apples, each quartered

·         Sunflower butter

·         32 sunflower seeds

·         2-3 strawberries, sliced

·         1-2 homemade googly eyes per apple bite

Instructions:

1.      Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don't worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sun-butter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one will know.

2.      Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.

3.      Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the "mouth" for the teeth.

4.      Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.

5.      "Glue" each eye above the mouth with a dab of sun-butter to stick.

6.      Serve with a smile.

 

To read the full article, go to http://www.forkandbeans.com/2015/08/06/silly-apple-bites/

 


Grapefruit Jack-O-Lanterns2

Ingredients:

*For the Jack-O-Lanterns:

·         3-4 whole grapefruits

 

*For the Harvest Salad:

·         3 large apples (at least one granny smith)

·         2 medium oranges

·         2 large lemons, juiced

·         1 cup of grapefruit chunks

·         1 tsp cinnamon

·         1 tbsp maple syrup

·         1 tbsp honey

·         1/2 – 3/4 cup pistachios

·         1 tbsp craisins

·         2 tbsp golden raisins

 

Instructions:

1.      Using a serrated knife, cut out a top and then scoop the insides out. Save the top and as big of chunks as you can for the salad, and anything leftover you can use to make my favorite grapefruit sorbet (serve it in grapefruit jack-o-lanterns as well!).

2.      With a small paring knife, carve out a jack-o-lantern face.

3.      Fill it with Fall Harvest Salad

 

To read the full article, go to http://sayyes.com/2013/10/grapefruit-jack-o-lanterns-with-fall-harvest-salad.html

 


Tangerine Pumpkins3

Ingredients:

·         Tangerines (mandarin oranges or clementine’s, seedless)

·         Celery stalks and leaves

·         Orange peeler

 

Instructions:

1.      Peel tangerines, use an orange peeler, your fingernail or a small paring knife to scrape off as much white pith membranes as possible. (Save the peels to make Orange Vinegar for Cleaning)

2.      Wash, dry and slice celery

3.      Cut 1-2 inch narrow pieces from the tops of the celery and insert into the peeled tangerines

4.      Cut leaves from the celery tops and arrange to look like pumpkin leaves.

 

To read the full article, go to https://brendid.com/tangerine-pumpkin-8-healthy-halloween-snack/

 


Candy Corn Fruit Pops4

Ingredients:

·         Pineapple Slices

·         Cantaloupe

·         1 Banana

·         Lollipop Sticks

 

Instructions:

1.      Cut pieces from the pineapple slices.

2.      Then cut the cantaloupe to fit on top.

3.      Do the same with the banana so the shape looks like a candy corn.

4.      Push in the stick to hold together.

5.      Slice up the rest of the fruit & place it in a bowl.

6.      Push the candy corn pops in fruit to stand up.

 

To read the full article, go to https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/halloween-candy-corn-fruit-pops/

 


Watermelon Brain5

Ingredients:

·         1 Watermelon

·         Potato peeler

·         Knife

 

Instructions:

1.      Cut watermelon in half. For this DIY brain, we will only be using one half of the watermelon.

2.      Using the potato peeler, shave the skin off of the watermelon.

3.      With a knife, cut a part down the center for the left and right side of the brain, but do not cut all the way through.

4.      Now it’s time to start carving zigs and zags throughout both left and right sides of the brain.

5.      Once you are happy with your carving, place the brain sculpture on a platter to showcase as a creepy centerpiece!

 

To read the full article, go to https://www.fruitbouquets.com/fruit-blog/diy-fruit-crafts/halloween-watermelon-brain-carving/

 

These recipes are fun treats to bring to a Halloween party – simple, sweet, and healthy. Let us know what your favorite healthy Halloween recipes are!

 


1.      “Silly Apple Bites.” Fork & Beans, 6 Aug. 2015. http://www.forkandbeans.com/2015/08/06/silly-apple-bites/

2.      “Grapefruit Jack-O-Lanterns with Fall Harvest Salad.” Say Yes, 24 Oct. 2013. http://sayyes.com/2013/10/grapefruit-jack-o-lanterns-with-fall-harvest-salad.html

3.      “How to Make Tangerine Pumpkins & 8 Other Healthy Halloween Treats.” Bren Did. https://brendid.com/tangerine-pumpkin-8-healthy-halloween-snack/

4.      “ Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Pops.” Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, 16 Oct. 2014.  https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/halloween-candy-corn-fruit-pops/

5.      “Halloween Watermelon Brain Carving.” Fruit Bouquets, 2 Oct. 2016. https://www.fruitbouquets.com/fruit-blog/diy-fruit-crafts/halloween-watermelon-brain-carving/