18 Halloween Snacks That Are Actually (Kind of) Healthy
Healthy and Halloween do not go to parties together. Usually they sit on opposite ends of the room and eye each other suspiciously. And that is a shame, because when they do get together, you get tasty things like ghostly meringues, paleo truffles or a popcorn version of a PSL. Whether you want to give your kids a break from their sugar rush, you have some dietary restrictions or you just want to bring something a little more edgy to the office Halloween party, these 18 healthy snacks will have everyone feeling evilly pleased.
1. Spooky Spider Cheese Ball: Kids and adults alike will love these mini cheese balls covered in black olives. Use crackers and veggies for dipping and stock up on lots of cool straws for legs. (via Handmade Mood)
2. Freaky Healthy Halloween Salad: No one will mind if you’re that person who brings salad to the party. The little heads of cauliflower kind of look like brains and the syringe dressing is the perfect themed accessory. (via Boulder Locavore)
3. Meringue Ghosts: These little guys are more cute than spooky, but you won’t have to be scared of how many you want to eat. Light on the sugar and calories, you can eat them plain, use them as decor or even decorate a cake with them. (via Secret Life of a Chef’s Wife)
4. Pumpkin Spice Granola: Start Halloween off right with a really healthy and delicious breakfast, or hand out little pumpkins full of granola as a sweet alternative to trick or treaters. (via Breakfast Drama Queen)
6. Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Truffle Spiders: These truffles have — get ready for it — five whole ingredients. We’re a little scared of how easy and how yummy these are. (via Get Off Your Tush and Cook)
8. Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream: Halloween treats for breakfast? We’ve all been there, and there is no judgement on this end. Now you can add healthy ice cream to your candy-studded diet. (via Chocolate Covered Katie)
9. Green-Eyed Monster Deviled Eggs: Lose the mayonnaise filling and top these with healthy avocado instead. Then use little strips of red pepper to really get that bloodshot look. (via The Suburban Soapbox)
12. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: ‘Tis the season to go gaga over the big orange squash. If you need a healthy distraction from pumpkin pie and PSL, try roasting the seeds for an addictive savory snack. (via Inspiration Kitchen)
15. Easy Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips: Allergy-friendly, kid-approved and delicious, these easy snacks will also make your house smell amazing. Any leftovers you have, you can throw in their lunch boxes. (via Kid Cultivation)
18. Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks: We have one word for you: YUM! They’re also super easy to make, whether you want a late-afternoon snack or classroom goodies for your kiddo. (via Little Inspiration)
Do you have any favorite Halloween snacks that are healthy? We’d love to hear your thoughts!