Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for some delicious holiday-themed treats! All of that sugar may seem a little scary if you’re working hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but adding some healthy treats to the mix can help you indulge without getting too off-track.
Here are some treats that aren’t so scary!
Frozen banana ghosts: These spooky treats are sure to be a hit on Halloween. Just slice a few bananas in half, put them on Popsicle sticks, dip each half in melted white chocolate, and use two mini chocolate chips to make the ghost’s eyes. Then just freeze and enjoy!
Clementine pumpkins: This may be the easiest Halloween treat ever. Just take a clementine, grab a black marker, and draw a jack-o-lantern face on the peel. Now you have a cute Halloween treat that you can put in your child’s lunch! If you’ll be serving them at a party, you could also try peeling the clementines and using small pieces of celery for the pumpkin stems.
Roasted pumpkin seeds: It’s time to put the leftover seeds from your jack-o-lantern to use! To prepare them, start by rinsing the seeds in water to make sure they’re clean, then dry them thoroughly and toss them in a little olive oil. Spread the seeds on a cooking tray, sprinkle them with any seasonings that you would like, and roast at 350 degrees for ten minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
Fruit kabobs: Everyone likes fruit, and it’s easy to put a Halloween spin on it with these fun treats. Just use cantaloupe and blackberries to make black and orange fruit kabobs. You can also put a marshmallow or two on the kabobs and use black piping gel to make ghost faces!
Halloween veggie trays: If you’re going to have vegetables at your Halloween party, why not arrange them in a fun pattern? Carrots can easily be arranged into the shape of a pumpkin, with other vegetables such as cucumbers or broccoli forming the eyes and mouth of the jack-o-lantern. You could also use cauliflower to form a skull shape. If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, green vegetables can be put on a rectangular tray to look like Frankenstein, with tomatoes or olives forming his eyes and mouth and a couple of carrots forming the bolts on his neck!
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