Holiday Treats

Healthy, Wholesome Halloween Treats

Halloween brings fond memories of sweet, sticky treats and running door-to-door in our favorite costumes. As children, we looked forward the night that our parents allowed us to indulge in desserts and candy but now, as adults, we understand the dangers sugars and artificial sweeteners can have on our health. This year, celebrate with these delicious Halloween treats that have only half the sugar but all the holiday fun!

Mini pizza pumpkins

  • Pizza crust (try cauliflower crust for a real healthy snack!)
  • Basil
  • Cheddar cheese (vegan options offer a delicious and low-cal option)
  • Olives

Make or lay out your frozen pizza crust. Top with olive oil and lemon for a light, healthy sauce, as well as cheddar cheese. Arrange a fresh basil leaf at the top as a stem. Place olives in a jack-o-lantern eyes, nose, and mouth design. Bake per crust instructions, usually 10-15 minutes.

Frozen “Boo”-nana pop

  •  1 medium banana
  • 1 cup Vanilla yogurt
  • 8 mini chocolate chips
  • 4 popsicle sticks

Cut the banana in quarters and insert the Popsicle sticks into each piece. Freeze the bananas on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Fill a cup with the yogurt and dip each frozen banana, scraping off any excess. Lay each banana back on the lined baking sheet and quickly attach the mini chocolate chips as eyes. Return to freezer until frozen.

Apple “Bites”

  • 2 green apples, each quartered
  • Sunflower or peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds, without the shell
  •  2-3 strawberries, sliced thinly
  • Candy eyeballs

Cut the middles out of each quarter apple to create a mouth. Coat the inside of the hole with sunflower butter and place 4 sunflower seeds along the top as “teeth.” Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth as a tongue. Use the sunflower butter to attach the googly eyes, adding 1, 2 or 3 as many as you want your monster to have!