Think ‘Halloween snacks’ and your mind probably goes to toffee apples and cobweb cupcakes. Nowadays, though, spooky season lasts the entire month of October, so it’s a good idea to find some go-to healthy recipes that won’t take such a toll on your family’s teeth. Leave that to the trick or treating spoils!
As a healthy sweet treat, these Halloween carrot muffins are a killer way to get your kids munching one of their five a day. They’ll love scooping the mixture into the muffin tin, and better still, competing to create the creepiest topping. (Check out this easy peasy tutorial on making edible googly eyes to decorate.)
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Sugar Free Bat Cookies
Next, crack out your bat, ghost and witches hat cutters and have a go at these sugar free cookies from Sugar Free Londoner. The recipe uses cacao to get that rich, chocolatey flavour, so there are no nasties here. You'll want a good quality cookie sheet for baking these!
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Once you’ve baked, create a creepy spread by scattering your muffins and biscuits across a tray and adding Frankenstein kiwis and awful apple faces. Your little monsters won’t be able to resist!
Dead good dinners
Fill the family up (and freak them out) with these ghost-topped pizzas. They’re quick and easy to make — and healthier still if you use wholemeal pizza bases. Our top tip for at-home pizza cheffing is to use a pizza tray to allow airflow around the base, achieving that restaurant-style texture at home.
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Healthy Halloween Stuffed Peppers
Once they’re all pizza-ed out (if that’s possible), older children will love carving creepy faces into these stuffed peppers. Involving kids in the cooking process is a proven way to get them eating healthier food, so it’s a good idea to sneak as many veggies as you can into the mixed grain stuffing. You'll need a good quality frying pan and a deep roasting tin for this spooky recipe!
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Scary movie snacks
Spooky Eyeball Caprese Bites
Curl up with your favourite (family friendly) scary film and tuck into some of these spooky sharing plates. These three ingredient Spooky Eyeball Caprese Bites from Eats Amazing couldn’t be simpler to make, and they make a fantastic kid-friendly introduction to the Italian trifecta of mozzarella, tomato and basil, too.
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Jack-o'-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries
If you fancy something hot, why not try your hand at jack-o’-lantern sweet potato fries? You'll need to use mini-cutters or hand-carve the faces into the potato fries and then bake them on a non-stick baking tray in the oven. Don’t forget dips for your fries — labelling ketchup as ‘blood’ adds extra creepiness to proceedings.
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Healthy Halloween Nachos
If you're excited by getting creative with seasonal shape cutting you will love these Healthy Halloween nachos. Who knew family life would involve making your own bat shaped nachos from wholemeal tortillas? — but once you’ve done the fiddly bit, you simply need to pop them on a non-stick baking sheet to cook.
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Trick or Treat Popcorn
If that sounds like too much prep, this Trick or Treat popcorn puts a spicy spin on the cinema classic — that chilli powder kick means it’s not for the faint hearted, however! You'll want a good quality saucepan with a tight-fitting lid to pop your corn!
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