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Healthy (Scrumptious) Halloween Snacks!

Whether or not not you are giving out candy to the neighbourhood kids this year, you have every reason to treat yourself to a spooky themed treat; and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy either.
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Make these for yourself or for a Halloween party. They are as fun to make as they are to eat!

Green Apple Monsters and More Recipes Online

This Healthy Table has a green apple monster that is quick and easy to make. All you need are three green apples, peanut butter, sliced firm cheese, pumpkin or sunflower seeds and a package of candy eyes. Slice the apples into mouths, coat the mouth with peanut butter, turn the seeds into teeth and use the cheese to make a tongue. For finishing touch, attach the eyes.

For a gluten free treat, try Celiac Mama’s dirt cups. This cheeky version of “worms in dirt” uses almond butter, almond milk, coconut sugar and GF cookies (among other ingredients) to make a cute, grab-and-go snack that is perfect for parties.

What if you are vegan? No worries, there are plenty of treats for you too. The Green Loot has complied a list of 46 spooky recipes that are completely vegan while never skimping on taste. The bloody cups (which are also GF) ooze raspberry sauce from a chocolatey shell. The paleo witch fingers are a macabre crunchy cookie.

Get Inspired on Social Media

Turn to Pinterest and Instagram to find inspiration for even more Halloween treats. Here are a few to get you started. Check out Just Simply Mom and her list of goodies that she has curated from around the web (the banana ghosts are adorable). Keto Vegetarian Recipes shows you how to make spiders out of cucumbers and olives. On Instagram, use the hashtag #healthyhalloweenrecipes to find ideas like antipasto eyeballs and California ghost poppers.

Make Your Own

There are plenty of recipes and inspirations online for healthy Halloween treats, but don’t be shy about coming up with your own. This can be a great activity to do with your kids or grandkids, or as a get together on a chilly fall afternoon. Chances are, you have plenty of items in your pantry that can be used. Ketchup, red jam and red sauces easily double as “blood.” Edible markers can be used to draw spooky faces. Crisp kale chips make great bat wings. Let your imagination soar!

Why Choose Healthy Treats?

We all know the dangers of refined sugar and overindulging in candy and chocolate. However, when Halloween rolls around, the temptation is at every turn. Beat the cravings by challenging yourself to make your own healthy, spooky treats this year. You’ll have fun, stay on your healthy eating plan and have plenty of snacks to share with friends and family.

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