Staying spooky doesn’t mean overloading with sugar. Try these healthy Halloween recipes!
In this article:
- Toasted Ghosts
- Pizza Bagel Boos
- Mini Mummy Loaves
- Halloween-Themed Roast Vegetables
- Stuffed Halloween Peppers
- Goofy Apple Bites
- Coconut Apricot Creature Balls
Cook to Spook: 7 Healthy Halloween Recipes
1. Toasted Ghosts
These spooky treats are easy to make and can easily live up to the Halloween theme foods for the annual Halloween potluck. They’re also made with healthy pita bread and are versatile enough to be paired with an assortment of dips.
- 1 pack pita bread
- Salt and pepper for seasoning (optional)
- Herbs and spices for seasoning (optional)
Step 1: Prepare the Oven and Ghosts
Preheat oven to 375°F. Separate pita pockets and cut into ghost shapes with a cookie cutter.
Step 2: Season and Bake
Coat the ghosts with nonstick spray and sprinkle with your desired seasonings. Bake for 5-8 minutes in the oven, or until ghosts are crisp and lightly brown before taking out to cool on a wire rack.
2. Pizza Bagel Boos
These mini pizza bagels are a perfect alternative treat for kids this Halloween instead of the sugar overload wholesale snacks in stores. With just a little effort shaping the ghosties, it’ll be a fun and festive snack.
- 8 mozzarella slices
- 8 mini bagels
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce/pizza sauce
- 4 black olives, pitted
Step 1: Preheat and Prepare
Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape the mozzarella slices into ghost shapes using a small knife or a cookie cutter.
Step 2: Prepare Mini Bagels, Then Bake
Spread a layer of sauce over the mini-bagel. Top with the mozzarella cheese ghosts and bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
Step 3: Decorate and Serve
Cut the black olives into little dots for eyes and place them on the melted cheese. Serve warm and melty.
3. Mini Mummy Loaves
These mini meatloaves are hearty and have a juicy cherry tomato in the center for a burst of sweetness. This easy Halloween food can also be a great regular dinner!
- 340 g white/yellow potatoes
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 carrot, minced
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 680 g peas
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 340 g ground beef
- 226 g ground pork
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 3/4 cup sour cream
Step 1: Preheat Oven and Boil Potatoes
Preheat oven to 375°F; in the meantime, line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil liners. Boil potatoes, add 1 tsp salt then simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
Step 2: Prepare the Meatloaf and Bake
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper before stirring in the bread crumbs. Add minced garlic, carrots, beef, and pork, then mix until combined.
Divide the meat mix evenly among the lined muffin tins and push a cherry tomato in the middle of each. Bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes, or until a food thermometer inserted into the meat measures 155°F.
Step 3: Make Mashed Potatoes
Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add sour cream and 1/4 tsp salt then mash until smooth.
Step 4: Decorate and Serve
Transfer the mashed potatoes into a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch ribbon tip. Plate the meatloaves and pipe mashed potatoes over each to resemble mummy bandages.
Use the peas for mummy eyes, placing them between strips of mashed potato. Serve warm.
4. Halloween-Themed Roast Vegetables
Take your sides a step ahead with these spooky roasted vegetables. Not only will they give out a Halloween mood, but a healthy helping of fiber and vitamins as well.
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 4 peeled, thin carrots
- 2 white potatoes
- 3 red beets
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 2 Tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 bulb of garlic, cloves unpeeled but separated
- 1 tsp honey
Step 1: Cut and Parboil the Vegetables
Preheat oven to 400°F; meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Cut both potato variants in half width-wise, then boil quickly for 5 minutes before removing.
With beets and carrots, drop them whole in the boiling water. Cook for another 5 minutes before removing.
Step 2: Cut the Vegetables
After the potatoes have cooled, cut them into 1/2 inch thick slices. Use a small paring knife to cut out Jack-o-lantern faces on the sweet potatoes, and ghosts out of the white potatoes.
Cut beets into 1/2 inch slices and shape them into witches’ hats, stars, or, crescent moons. The carrots should be left alone and will stand in for witches’ fingers.
Step 3: Bake and Serve
Place the sliced vegetables on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil, and season with salt, pepper, and rosemary, tossing to coat evenly.
Crush garlic cloves and scatter them throughout the pan. Bake the vegetables for 1 hour, flipping them after half an hour.
With 10 minutes left, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the beets, and honey over the carrots. Return to the oven to finish baking, cooling for a few minutes before serving.
5. Stuffed Halloween Peppers
If carving pumpkins is your Halloween tradition, then this recipe should be easy! Carve out faces on bell peppers and stuff them with your favorite healthy grains and vegetables.
- 2 red/orange bell peppers (serves 2 people)
- 130 g of quinoa
- 1/2 zucchini
- 75 g Halloumi, cubed
- 4 Peppadew peppers
- 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
- Salt, pepper, and garlic powder for seasoning
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
Step 1: Carve the Bell Peppers
Slice off the top of the bell peppers ad carefully remove the insides. Carve your spooky design, but take care not to take away too much or the fillings will fall out easily.
Step 2: Boil Quinoa and Saute Vegetables
Boil the quinoa according to package instructions. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the zucchini and halloumi until lightly brown.
After frying, remove from heat and add your desired amount of pepper and garlic. Toss around in the pan to mix evenly.
Once the quinoa is cooked, drain it. Mix in the fried vegetables.
Step 3: Stuff and Bake
Stuff the peppers with the quinoa mixture and your choice of whole or diced Peppadew peppers. Place on a baking tray and bake at 350°F for about 20-30 minutes.
6. Goofy Apple Bites
These are easy and healthy snacks to make, with just a handful of fruits and nuts. Not to mention they look absolutely bonkers, which is perfect for Halloween.
- 2 green apples, quartered
- sunflower/peanut/almond butter
- 32 sunflower seeds
- 2-3 strawberries, sliced lengthwise
- Candy googly eyes/mini chocolate chips
Step 1: Carve Apples
With a paring knife, carefully carve out a mouth in the middle quarter of each apple slice. Coat the inside with sunflower, almond, or peanut butter.
Step 2: Install Teeth and Tongue
Insert sunflower seeds into the top gap of the mouth to resemble teeth. Place a strawberry slice underneath to serve as the tongue.
Step 3: Place Eyes and Serve
Dab points of sunflower, almond, or peanut butter on the upper halves of the apples. Stick on the googly eyes and serve.
7. Coconut Apricot Creature Balls
These coconut apricot balls are goofy-looking but mean very well with their high fiber and vitamin content. Kids and adults alike will giggle with glee and pop them into their mouths so fast on Halloween!
- 1 1/2 cup dried apricot
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup almond meal
- 2/3 cup desiccated coconut, unsweetened
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- Mini paper cups
- Candy eyes
- 4-5 drops natural orange food coloring
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
Step 1: Grind Ingredients
Using a food processor with the S-blade attachment, add almond meal, dried apricot, 1/3 cup of the desiccated coconut, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Starting with a low speed, process the fillings then put the speed on high for 1-2 minutes, or until a consistent batter forms.
Step 2: Form the Balls
Carefully take out the mixture and shape into small balls with your hand. Make 16 evenly sized balls.
Step 3: Decorate and Serve
Roll the balls in desiccated coconut. The coconut can be colored by mixing them with food coloring.
Embed the candy eyes into the balls while still moist. Serve as is or keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.
Wondering what other treats you could try even when it’s not Halloween? Check out this recipe for healthy keto peanut butter cookies:
It’s so easy to buy into the sugary Halloween treats trend, but you can still have fun by using healthy alternatives. Feel free to use these recipes for other wacky occasions or holidays.
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Do you have any healthy Halloween recipe you keep going back to? Let us know in the comments section below!
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