5 healthy recipes perfect for Halloween
This Halloween don’t settle for foods that are frightful to your body, instead enjoy some healthy recipes that are sure to give you a fright. We’ve put together some spooky, tasty but, most importantly, healthy recipe ideas. So, whether you’re hosting, or attending, a Halloween party and are in need of some ghoulishly good food ideas; or, simply feasting in the comfort of your own home with a cherry-picked selection of scary movies - indulge in these devilish dinners…
1. Pumpkin Hummus
Hummus is arguably a staple addition to any snack spread, and what better way to present this delightfully yummy addition than in the most suitable autumnal decoration possible – the pumpkin. A show-stopping idea if you’re throwing a Halloween party; simply use the innards of a carved-out pumpkin to make the hummus. What’s more, this recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and is super easy to make, for the rest of the ingredients and nutritional information, get the full recipe here.
2. Caramel apples
It’s hardly Halloween without some kind of candied fruit, and we’d be mortified to post a Halloween-inspired blog without one too. This caramel apple recipe delightfully blends those treasured memories from your childhood with a deliciously salty-sweet flavour. Candied apples don’t have to be unhealthy, and we’ve found a corker of a recipe for a caramel apple which has just the right amount of the sweet stuff, get the full recipe here.
3. Apple Nachos
Yes, you did read that right, the delight of nachos reimagined with a fruity theme. The beauty of apple nachos lies with the fact that literally anything can be added to them: coconut, seeds, nuts - it’s completely up to you. This recipe is an excellent all-rounder to please a great number of party guests; its nut-free, egg-free and suitable for diabetics – and who doesn’t appreciate nachos at a party? Get the full recipe here.
4. Frozen “Boo”-Nana Pops
This spooky delicacy is guaranteed to go down a treat with the children, and we can attest with adults too, and yes, they’re as cute as the name implies. What’s more, they’re very easy to make, and are a great recipe to do with the kids. To make these Boo-nana pops, bananas are dipped into white chocolate, or, for a healthier (and equally delectable) version, dip the bananas into low-fat vanilla yogurt before freezing. Get the full recipe here.
5. Berry-Apple Cider
Granted, not one for the children, but a party wouldn’t be a party without something to drink. This particular recipe is blood red and full to the brim of spices – making it autumn in a cup (sorry pumpkin-spiced lattes, you’re definitely on the list!) A delightful concoction of cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry-raspberry juice – all thrown into a slow cook. Even better, its suitable for diabetics, get the full recipe here.
It’s Halloween, which means that not only is it time to party, but it’s also time to let our imaginations run wild with a whole feast of fiendish foods. This All Hallows’ Eve enjoy food that is fun to make and even more enjoyable to devour – all without that oh-so typical sugar crash at the end of the night and guilt free.
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