Are you already dreading the guilt that comes with overindulging on Halloween night? It’s easier than you think to have a balanced Halloween when veggies are involved! When you fill-up with foods that fuel you and your kid’s bodies, you’re less likely to overdo it on the not-so-good stuff. We’ve put together some of our favorite healthy Halloween recipes that you can create yourself at home.
FUEL FOR A NIGHT OF FUN-
Are you not excited about that pile of brightly wrapped candy that comes with trick or treating? It’s easier than you think to have a healthy Halloween when fresh greenhouse grown veggies are involved! When you fill-up with foods that fuel you and your kid’s bodies like snacking tomatoes, Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers and Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers, you’re less likely to overdo it on the not-so-good stuff. We’ve put together some of our favorite healthy Halloween recipes that you can create yourself at home.
Melon Mummy Heads-
Looking to cure your spooky sweet cravings without candy? Try making these adorable Melon Mummy Heads made with our Solara™ Mini Melons and a sweet jelly filling! They are the perfect personal-sized treat for the family on Halloween morning or a unique dessert to bring to a Halloween party. To make these mummy heads start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil and adding Jell-O® packs, mix until they are dissolved. Remove the Jell-O® from the heat, add more water, raspberries, Greek yogurt, & stir. To solidify the mixture, place the pot in the fridge to chill. While you’re waiting for the jelly to set, slice off the top of each mini melon, leaving 3/4 of the melons intact and scoop out the seeds. Let your imagination run wild and carve mummy faces into the melons. To complete the full mummy transformation, top with the set mixture, wrap them in cheesecloth strips, and add candy eyeballs. Everyone’s sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied with the sweet flavor of the Solara™ Mini Melons, and Jell-O® in every bite, they may not even miss the candy!
Eyeball Roasted Red Pepper Dip-
If you’re looking for a healthy dip to entertain a crowd this Halloween – here it is! There really is nothing better to please at a party than this Eyeball Roasted Red Pepper Dip! This festive homemade dip is full of nutritious ingredients & perfect for dipping your favorite greenhouse grown veggies into! You can make the dip ahead of time and easily serve it on a spooky platter with Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, Mini Cucumbers, cheese, and tortilla chips the day of the party. Complete the dish with egg “eyeballs” by slicing hardboiled eggs in half & topping the yolk with a small piece of black olive. Add the eyes into the dip and sprinkle black olives on top for the mouth. Make sure this is on the menu for your next Halloween party.
These creepy critters are fun & easy to make with your kids, and most importantly, a healthy way to get them in the Halloween spirit! Made with Mini Cucumbers, and a mix of snacking tomatoes these critters are sure to fill your kids with plenty of vitamins before a long night of trick-or-treating! Since our cucumbers are 95% water these cute critters are super hydrating and an ideal school snack! To make them, start by slicing Mini Cucumbers lengthwise, and some into circles. Spread cream cheese onto celery and cucumber sticks – then you’re ready to start assembling your critters! Have your kids choose between their favorite snacking tomatoes and cucumber sizes to decorate their own creations. Complete the critter by placing candy eyes on them. It’s that easy to make a fun, healthy treat for Halloween!
HAVE A SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN –
Feeling inspired to incorporate more vegetables into Halloween this year? With a bit of inspiration and plenty of greenhouse grown fruits & vegetables, it’s easy to get into the spirit for a healthy Halloween! These nutritious treats are full of essential vitamins and will leave both kids, and kids-at-heart fuelled up for all the fun that comes with Halloween! Make it SPOOK-tacular by trying one of the easy recipes we shared or making your own!
Ready for more inspiration for a fun & healthy Halloween? Click here to view our full Halloween page for more spooky recipes, plus enjoy family activities to download for the whole family to enjoy!