Fall is my favorite time of year! My youngest daughter, Riley has a birthday mid-October, and the Halloween parties and hay rides are in full effect! It also seems to be a time of year that the candy and junk food is flowing like crazy. I never want to feel like my girls can’t enjoy what comes with the holidays. However, I do believe that there is always a “healthier” way that can still be delicious, simple and fun!
Every year I try out new recipes and new ways to get creative in the kitchen with the goal in mind of making them SIMPLE and EASY for a mom like me that is busy and not a natural in the kitchen! I have had a blast the last few days putting together some fun, creative and healthy ways to throw a Halloween Party this year, and I hope you will enjoy them too! This week during my Charlotte Today segment called “Healthy Halloween Treats,” I showed you how to make these treats that require NO baking and very little prep time. Below are the healthy treats I talked about. They are all NON-GMO and Gluten Free! Try them out this year at a party, school fall festival or even on Halloween Night for a Pre Trick-Or-Treat party. Scroll to the bottom to see the grocery list I made for you, too!
*Diamond Creek Water – This is my favorite high alkaline water to stay hydrated during the Halloween rush. It can be found at Healthy Home Market.
* Scary Berry Melon Stix – fresh blackberries and cantaloupe chunks on skewers.
* Trick or Teeth Apples – apple cut outs with almond butter and almond slices “for teeth”. You can use any nut butter for this. To make it nut free, use hemp seed butter instead of almond butter and dried coconut instead of almond slices.
* Tasty Tangerine Pumpkins – EASIEST treat on the table to make! Peel a tangerine and place a small piece of celery in the top as the “pumpkin” stem.
Banana Ghosts – banana halves with dark chocolate chips for eyes and mouth. Can be placed on skewers or individually on a plate.
* 4 Fingered Hummus – 4 carrot tops (4 – 5 inches long) with an almond slice attached with almond butter or hemp seed butter. A nut free alternative to almond slices is dried coconut slices. The “fingers” sit in a small bowl of hummus or other dip. I recently found a great hummus by Cedar’s Foods that I would love for you to try. You can now find it at Healthy Home Market and Food Lion.
Black Rice Boolicious Pinwheels – Ezekiel Black Rice tortillas filled with turkey, hummus, and vegetables. You can find Ezekiel wraps at Healthy Home Market or Trader’s Joes.
Beanitos Black Bean chips with Creamy Cado Dip – my Creamy Cado Dip in a carved out orange pepper surrounded by Beanitos Black Bean Chips. These chips can be found at Healthy Home Market, Target, and other grocery stores.
Cemetery Fruit Mix – dried papaya and raisins in a bowl.
eat Keenwa Krunch – awesome snack made with quinoa that you just pour into a bowl! It’s a great way to give your kids and guests a complete protein and all nine essential amino acids. You can find eat Keenwa Krunch at Healthy Home Market. For more information on eat Keenwa Krunch, visit www.eatkeenwa.com.
Healthy Halloween Grocery List:
- Fresh Blackberries
- Sliced Almonds or Dried Coconut Pieces
- Almond Butter or Other Nut Butter. Use Hemp Seed Butter or Sunbutter for Nut Free option.
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Whole Organic Carrots
- Hummus (Cedar’s Foods is a great brand!)
- Black Rice Wraps (Food for Life) or another healthy wrap
- Turkey Slices
- Extra raw vegetables like carrot sticks for pinwheels
- Black Bean Chips (Beanitos)
- Orange Pepper
- Goat Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Dried Papaya