4 Easy + Healthy Meal Ideas For Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner which means your kids are going to have junk food by the literal bucketful at their disposal. It is possible, though, to let your family indulge in some festive treats without all that sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Whether you need to plan a classroom party or want to host a spooky soiree at home with appetizers, these ideas may offer up healthier swaps for your guests.

Healthy Halloween Meal Ideas

Here are some easy alternatives to candy bars and other sugary snacks to give your family this Halloween season:

Candy Apples: You might not think that apples coated in chocolate or other forms of candy are the healthiest alternative to candy bars. Candied apples encourages your kids to eat their fruit in a fun and festive way. Instead of just coating the apples in caramel, consider dipping them in a low-fat and low-sugar candy, such as cinnamon candy. This will give them a sweet and attractive treat that is both festive and and healthy. You can also involve your family as you dip them together and add toppings like sliced almonds or shredded coconut.

 

Chocolate-Dipped Fruit: Apples aren’t the only fruit that can make for a delicious your Halloween-themed snack. Try some chocolate-dipped fruit this month. Orange slices combined with dark or milk chocolate will get you in the mood with its orange and black appearance. Just melt the chocolate, then dip a small part of the orange slice into the chocolate, and place on wax paper to harden.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Grilled Cheese: If you are looking for a spooky snack for the kids, try some Halloween-themed grilled cheese. Start with whole wheat or whole grain bread, and cut the slices with a Jack-O-Lantern  cookie cutter. Cook your grilled cheese sandwich as you normally would, and serve your kids a fun and healthy meal. Add veggies to your sandwich for an extra pack of protein. Baby spinach, tomatoes, and green and red bell peppers are excellent options!

 

Pumpkin Biscuits: Want a healthy alternative with a fall twist? Try using pumpkin butter as a substitute  in your next recipe. Your biscuits still come out fluffy and flavorful, but they will have less saturated fat and calories. Try sprinkling in some nutmeg or cinnamon for added seasoning. You won’t even need to add more butter to them when they are done, since there is plenty of seasoning with them on their own.

 

Fall Smoothies: Combine ice, pumpkin puree, milk and/or yogurt, a dash of pumpkin spice, and finish it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon. This pumpkin flavored smoothie is best  as a snack or a meal replacement. Enjoy it ice cold and blended to your desired consistency.

 

Candy Corn Fruit Cups: Combine orange and yellow fruit for a simple snack. Layer your orange fruit on the bottom of a mason jar and then add yellow fruit. Think oranges, pineapples, melon. Top with whipped cream.
Whether you need to host friends or family members, these clever ideas can help you serve seasonal snacks that aren’t full of added sugar. 

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35 thoughts on “4 Easy + Healthy Meal Ideas For Halloween

  1. So many delicious and healthy food options for the kids. I think kids will love this suggestions, and can be part of birthday menu party as well. My favourite one is pumpkin biscuit, I’d like to try the recipe.

  2. Even my toddler gets so much junk around the holiday! I love the grilled cheese jack o lantern idea. It’s something he already enjoys and easy to make festive.

  3. These look perfect!! The color is so vibrant but I have to say that chocolate dipped fruit is totally my favorite way to go!

  4. You had me at candy apples when its a healthy alternative! haha… Love it. But seriously, I get it. Totally better than a lot of the other options! I want that Jack-O-Lantern grilled cheese! Can I put fries with it too? … please?

  5. Those apples look amazing. I love your alternatives to traditional candy options, especially the chocolate covered oranges. Those would be perfect for Halloween!

  6. I love candy apples but I think my teeth would rebel! I would love that Jack O Lantern grilled cheese with a bowl of soup, thank you!

  7. I absolutely love these ideas! They are great alternatives instead of allowing your kids to drown in candy this halloween. I’m sure they’ll also have fun making the candy coated apples with me.

  8. These are all great ideas! I pinned this to refer to and can not wait to try ALL of them 🙂

  9. I love the idea of making jack o lantern grilled cheese! I’m always looking for ways to make Halloween a little healthier. My kids are all about the candy and I end up feeling guilty how much I let them indulge.

  10. Awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love candy / caramel apples. They seem easy enough to make and I am trying your fall smoothie recipe tomorrow for breakfast! YAY! I love halloween!

  11. The pumpkin butter idea… that sounds absolutely delicious!!!! I love your suggestion of grilled cheese, too, because it’s something I know my daughter will eat but it’s still festive!

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