Next week is Halloween and that means next week is jam packed with school parties. The trick? Trying to sneak in some healthy Halloween treats!
I think the idea of sneaking in healthy Halloween food in “costume” is pretty hysterical, but sometimes that’s all it takes! It doesn’t get much easier than jack-o-lantern clementines, or ghost cheese sticks. And this year I added a couple of new “food costumes”. Trick or treat? Let the kids decide!
Sssssscary healthy Halloween treats!
A great way to counteract all of the sugar during Halloween is by sneaking in some fiber that will help slow the sugar absorption. This celery snake was a cinch to put together and the celery provides some soluble fiber. My kids also loved this hauntingly healthy Halloween hummus which also provides some fiber from the chickpeas. They kept mistakenly calling it chocolate pudding – which did make me think that maybe they haven’t tried too much actual chocolate pudding – but I decided not to correct them.
A couple of other costume winners in the healthy Halloween treat category are:
I’d love to hear about any tricks you have for sneaking in some healthy food at Halloween!
Healthy Halloween celery snake
An easy way to include fruits and veggies at your Halloween party!
- 1 celery stick adjust for however long you'd like to make the snake
- cream cheese
- 1 clementine
- 1 red grape for the eyes
cut a piece of celery pieces into sections that are about the same length as your toothpicks.
cut the end of each section at an angle so they can fit together in an "s" shape
if you want your celery sticks to sit easily on a platter you can cut a thin strip off the bottom of each one to create a flat resting surface
skewer 3 to 4 grapes on a toothpick.
Smear cream cheese on top of each celery section and place the grapes on top (the cream cheese will help the grapes to stay in place).
Make a forked tongue out of extra celery and attach it to a clementine with a toothpick.
Cut the two thin celery sections off the end of a celery stalk and attach a red grape cut in half to the end of each one. Connect to the top of the clementine with a toothpick.
Add a small piece of celery to the grape eyeballs.
Chocolate Hummus Recipe
Satisfy your sweet tooth in 5 minutes with this easy and delicious chocolate snack that's actually healthy!
- 1 15.5 ounce can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 Tbs maple syrup
- 4 Tbs water
- 1 Tbs tahini optional
- 1 Tbs coconut oil optional
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Optional: If you love the flavor of chocolate and coconut you'll love this hummus try blending in a melted tablespoon of coconut oil. Just don't refrigerate this type of hummus because the oil will harden!
Optional: Just like in traditional hummus you can add tahini. I've made it both ways and while the tahini didn't really add any sesame flavor, it did deepen the flavor a bit so that it tasted to me a little like coffee.