• Dr. Steven B. Goldstein

Healthy Halloween Recipes

WHAT OTHER SNACKS CAN I MAKE INTO HALLOWEEN SNACKS

If you are not a fan of grapes or want something different then opt for any other green fruit or even veggies.

· Honeydew Melon | Prep your melon and then chop into bite size pieces and use this to replace grapes.

· Green Peppers | Want a savory option? Wash, and slice peppers into long strips and place in cups. You could even do a smaller cup with homemade dip like ranch dressing. This would be a fun school snack as well.

· Kiwi | You wouldn’t want to make this too far ahead but kiwi would mimic Frankenstein well too! Peel, slice and serve them up. I would reach for a lot smaller cup size though if you plan to make more than a couple.

· Cucumbers | Wash and leave the peels on for a bolder green color!


You'll find even more healthy Halloween recipes to try below.

You can find the original source of each recipe by clicking on the recipe's name.



Silly Apple Bites

INGREDIENTS

2 green apples, each quartered

sunflower butter

32 sunflower seeds

2–3 strawberries, sliced

1–2 homemade googly eyes per apple bite

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don’t worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sunbutter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one will know.

Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.

Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.

Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.

“Glue” each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunbutter to stick.

Serve with a smile.


Vegan Googly Eyes


INGREDIENTS

1 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. cornstarch

1 Tbsp. corn syrup

2 tsp. nondairy milk

1/4 tsp. almond extract (or vanilla extract)

mini nondairy chocolate chips (like Enjoy Life)

INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Add the remainder ingredients except for the chocolate chips and mix until combined. It should be a thick paste at this point.

Place into either a piping bag or Ziploc baggie and pipe dots into one row onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Gently top each dot with the mini chocolate chip–you don’t want to wait too long to place the chocolate chip in the middle or it will set.

Repeat until all the paste is gone.

Allow the googly eyes to set for at least 24 hours on your counter.


Cheese Monsters


A sharp knife (a filleting knife is perfect), a few googly eyes in different sizes, some non-toxic kids PVA glue, a tiny bit of wool for hair and a couple of packets of mini Babybel cheeses all come together to make a plate of monsterlicious treats.




School Approved Frankenstein Halloween Treat


MATERIALS

I used 18 Ounce cups (24 ounce will work great too!) with lids

Grapes

Black Sharpie

Candy eyes or googly eyes

Glue stick or Elmers



Tangerine Pumpkins Banana Ghosts


INGREDIENTS

Tangerines or Cuties, peeled

Celery, cut into small sticks

Bananas, peeled and cut in half

Mini chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life™

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Stick celery into tops of tangerines.

2. Stick chocolate chips into bananas.

3. Now wasn’t that easy!


Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl


INGREDIENTS

160 g Spinach

3 Frozen banana

1/2 Mango

Handful of Blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

Draw a scary Frankenstein face onto a jar

Blend the banana, spinach and mango until smooth and combined.

Pour the mixture into a jar and top with the blueberries


Halloween Jack O Lanterns




Apple Mummies


INGREDIENTS

1 apple

4 mini chocolate chips or dried blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut apple in half vertically and carefully remove the core.

2. Starting at one edge, use a vegetable peeler to remove haphazard strips of apple peel.

3. Lay each apple half on a plate or serving tray and press two eyes into the apple in an area where the peel has been removed. If you're using mini chocolate chips, push the pointy end in first. If you're using dried blueberries, it may help to use a paring knife to make a tiny divot in the apple where you want each eye to go, and then gently press the blueberry eyes in.

Notes

Apple varieties: Some apples (such as Granny Smith) tend to turn brown more quickly than others after they've been cut. If you need your apples to look fresh for a while (on a fruit tray for a Halloween party, for example), you may want to choose apples that don't turn brown quite as quickly (such as Pink Ladies and Honeycrisps).


Back To Basics Breakfast


INGREDIENTS

· 8 large egg

· 1 none cooking spray

· 1 tablespoon ketchup

· 1 jumbo black olives, canned

Serve With

· 8 slice bread, whole wheat

· 1 1/3 tablespoon butter, unsalted

· 2 cup grapes

INSTRUCTIONS

1. To cook eggs, crack without breaking the yolk into a heated skillet (sprayed with cooking spray). Do not flip the egg. cook until all the white is no longer runny. You can also pour a spoonful or two of water into the hot skillet to encourage setting the egg.

2. To make eyes, use ketchup and olives to create an eyeball.

3. Toast bread, spread butter on toast if desired. Serve with grapes.


Halloween Guacamonsters


INGREDIENTS

FOR THE GUACAMOLE BASE:

2 large avocados, sliced in half and pits removed (keep the avocado shell)

juice of 2 limes

2 garlic cloves, minced

sea salt for flavor

FOR WITCHAMOLE:

shredded carrots (for the hair)

2 blue corn ships (for the hat)

3 slices of string cheese; use dairy free cheese if needed OR use cucumbers (for the eyes)

2 black beans (for the pupils)

1 cornichon (for the nose)

1 mini red bell pepper, tip cut off (for the lips

FOR DRACUMOLE:

blue corn chips (for the hair)

3 slices of string cheese; use dairy free cheese if needed OR use cucumbers (for the eyes)

2 black beans (for the pupils)

1 baby carrot, cut into a triangle (for the nose)

1 yellow mini bell pepper (for the fangs)

1 red mini bell pepper, cut in half (for the collar and mouth)

FOR FRANKENGUAC:

blue corn chips (for the hair)

3 slices of string cheese; use dairy free cheese if needed OR use cucumbers (for the eyes)

2 black beans (for the pupils)

1 baby carrot, cut into a triangle (for the nose)

1 black olive, split in half (for the bolts)

1 black olive, thinly sliced (for the stitches)

1 red mini bell pepper, tip cut off (for the mouth)

FOR BATAMOLE:

3 blue corn chips (for the widow’s peak and wings)

3 slices of string cheese; use dairy free cheese if needed OR use cucumbers (for the eyes)

2 black beans (for the pupils)

1 red mini bell pepper (for the fangs)

INSTRUCTIONS

Throw the flesh of both avocados into a medium-sized bowl.

Mix together all the ingredients for the guacamole until completely smooth.

Add back evenly into each avocado shell. Smooth down with the back of a spoon.

Decorate each avocado into whatever GuacaMonster you desire (or all!)


Halloween Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs

INGREDIENTS

12 black olives

6 hard-boiled eggs, halved

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

teaspoon ground mustard

teaspoon salt

teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.

2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.

3. Place yolk mixture back in eggs.

4. Cut whole olive in half.

5. Put one half of olive for the spiders body.

6. Thinly slice the other half for the spiders legs. Put four legs on each side.


Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks


INSTRUCTIONS

Cut the cheese into thirds

Spread apart the cheese into thin strands to make it look like a broomstick end:

Poke the pretzel into the end of the cheese string. Just be careful not to push it too far or else the cheese will start to split.

Find the skinniest chives that you can possibly find, and just tie it neatly around the cheese, using your fingernails to pinch off the ends.


Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs

INGREDIENTS

8 large eggs

1/4 cup drained and chopped jarred roasted red peppers

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons prepared mustard (see Note)

1/4 teaspoon paprika, plus more for sprinkling

Salt and pepper

chives for pumpkin stems

INSTRUCTIONS

Start off with placing your eggs in a pot in a single layer and covering them with cold water about an inch above the eggs. Turn the heat up to medium high and once water starts to bubble add some salt to the pot. Bring water to a rolling boil but not too high or the eggs will crack. Once water comes to a rolling boil, place the lid on and turn off the heat. Let eggs sit for 12-13 minutes making sure to not open the lid or all of the heat will escape. Make sure not to start your timer until right when you turn off the heat.

When the time is up remove eggs from pot. Rinse and peel in cold running water.

Slice in half lengthwise, scoop out yolks and place them in a food processor with peppers, mayonnaise, mustard and paprika. Cover and refrigerate whites. Process yolk mixture until smooth; taste and season with salt and pepper.

Transfer yolk mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip or a large ziplock bag. If using a bag, squeeze out air, seal and snip off a corner. Pipe about 1 Tbsp. filling into center of each egg white, to resemble a pumpkin. You can use a toothpick to make the stripes of a pumpkin or leave them plain. Set a piece of chive into the filling to represent a stem. Sprinkle yolks with paprika. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to a day.


Zucchini Eyeballs


INGREDIENTS

1 medium zucchini

1/2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

8 jumbo black olives, canned

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut zucchini into diagonals, about 1/4 inch thick.

Arrange slices on a baking sheet.

Top with marinara sauce, cheese, and sliced olives.

Broil in oven, on high for 2-4 minutes. Watch carefully- they cook fast!

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