My favorite season is among us! I just love the fall! The cool crisp air, all vibrant colors in nature, fall festivals, pumpkin patches and the excitement and giggles of my children dressing up for Halloween. One thing that I am not such a fan of… all that sugar! I know, I know, it’s Halloween and what’s Halloween without trick or treating and the candy! Well if your house is anything like ours, we get enough candy to last us for months!
I visited some of my favorite blogs to compile a few choices that bring on the FUN but don't bring on the refined sugar for your next Halloween party that you host or attend.
Check out this super easy, fun idea from Sparkles to Sprinkles! This would be a great school snack for Halloween or a party!
This is not a snack to leave sitting out for a long period of time but is quick, easy and healthy with bananas and dark chocolate chips from Spaceships and Laser Beams. Also check out the clementine pumpkins that only require a clementine and celery stalk!
Popcorn Witch Hands from Toni Spilsbury are great for co-workers and kiddos! Fill a non-latex glove with something to represent the nails (think candy corn, nuts, almonds, raisins. etc.) and fill with popcorn! Throw on a spider ring or other Halloween ring and you’re set!
Head to one of my favorite stores to stock up on healthy finds, Costco, and pick up some mandarin orange cups to make these fun Jack o' Lantern Mandarin Oranges. All you need is a Sharpie to draw any Halloween character including bats, witch hats, Frankenstein or the word “boo.”
This will surely be a hit! Pineapple on bottom, then mandarin oranges add some full-fat whipped cream, and… maybe one or two pieces of candy corn on top.
These are perfect for a weeknight meal as well and are festive! Simply grab you favorite stuffed pepper recipe and just cut a jack o' lantern into the pepper!
Replace the ole’ boring veggie tray with a pumpkin themed veggie tray.
How cute are these Apple Mummies from Two Healthy Kitchens?! I suggest using Honeycrisp apples as they tend to not brown as quickly when peeled!
If you have any other great festive, healthy Halloween treats please comment below and share! And in case you're heading to Costco to pick any of these supplies in bulk, check out my blog where I outlined some of my favorite healthy finds that you can pick up too!
As I always say to my clients, moderation is key! Don't deprive yourself of your favorite treat this Halloween, but instead find a way to incorporate it with your diet and exercise to enjoy guilt free.
Have a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!