The sweetest time of the year is coming, literally. On Halloween, supermarket aisles are filled with bags of candies and chocolates where Americans spend more than $2 billion to buy them, and kids go trick-and-treating and bring buckets filled with sweets. And in the end, everyone will consume all those candies.
This Halloween instead of giving away candies and chocolates, try something different:
- Halloween decorated fruits like Mandarin Pumpkin (10+ Healthy Halloween Food Ideas)
- Dried fruits
- Savory snack and crackers in small packages
- Halloween themed school supplies
- Party favors and small toys
- Glow sticks
1. Mandarin Pumpkin from A Designer Life
2. Witch’s Broomstick from Mom Foodie
Want it healthier? Use low-fat cheese and remove the coarse salt from the pretzels (or substitute to low-salt/unsalted pretzels)
3. Witch’s Hand from Toni Spilsbury
Want it healthier? Substitute candies for dried fruits like prune pieces.
4. Jack-o’-Lantern Pepper with shredded chicken and rice from Everyday Jenny
5. Apple Monster Mouths from Snixy Kitchen
6. Pumpkin Cheese Ball from Food Network
7. Mini Spider Pizzas from Recipe Runner
8. Deviled Ham Eyeball Sandwich from Food Network
Want it healthier? Use whole grain bread and can also make it with tuna or shredded chicken instead of ham.
9. Carrot Pumpkins from Little Dairy on the Prairie
10. Halloween Tortilla Chips from Simply Designing
11. Frozen Boo-nanas Pops from Skinny Taste
Want it healthier? Dip the bananas in yogurt instead of chocolate.
12. Bat Bites from Food Network
13. Apple Spiders from Target
Bonus: Ghost Cutlery from Food Network
Check out: 10 NON-CANDY Halloween Treat Ideas
How to wrap the veggie wraps:
Be creative and put any veggies and proteins as you like!
The Pickled radish can be found in Asian Supermarkets or you can prepare it yourself as shown on the video below.
How to prepare Pickled Radish:
For a healthier pickled radish:
- Thinly slice the radishes.
- In a small saucepan, combine vinegar and water (ratio 1:1 or lower), 1 tbsp (or less) of sugar and pinch of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cool down.
- Pour the brine over the radishes and refrigerate.
- The pickles will be ready in 1-2 days.