Halloween is almost here! As excited as many of us might be for costumes and Halloween parties, there is what some would consider a downside -treats.
To some, Halloween might in fact be close to the top of their list of “least healthy holidays”. The reason why is because the day is filled with chocolate delight and a combination of every other treat one could possibly imagine. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you!
Here are some fun and healthy ideas and recipes for you to recreate for your next Halloween party or take to work to help put everyone in a festive mood.
Healthy Halloween Recipes:
In order to make make this deliciously spooky treat you’ll need are a few cans of California Ripe Olives (depending on the quantity of olive snakes you wish to make), cheese slices, and carrots.
Directions: Place the olives in the shape of an “S”. Use the cheese to create eyes and the piece of the carrot for the tongue.
Serve your olive snakes to the side of a salad or place the snake on top of your favorite cream cheese or hummus dip and serve with veggie sticks or crackers.
Spooky Apple Bites
Spooky apple bites are comprised of green apples, sliced strawberries, sunflower seeds, sunflower butter, and 1-2 googly eyes per apple bite (googly eyes can be homemade).
Directions: First you’ll need to cut out the middle of each of the quarters of the apples to create the shape of a mouth. Spread the inside of the mouth gap with sunflower butter. Make teeth by placing 4 sunflower seeds on tip of the mouth. Next, put one sliced strawberry inside of the mouth to replicate a tongue and glue 1 -2 eyes above the mouth using the sunbutter.
Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs
These festive deviled eggs can easily be made using peeled, hard-cooked eggs, whole black olives, salad dressing or mayonnaise, ground mustard, pepper, and salt.
Directions: Cut the eggs in half (lengthwise), take the yolk out and mash the yolks with a fork. Next, stir in the mustard, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper. Fill the whites using the egg yolk mixture and and cover for refrigeration. Your spooky spider deviled eggs should be refrigerated no longer than 24 hours. After the eggs have been properly cooled, use the olives to decorate the deviled eggs to resemble a spider.