Friday, October 28, 2016

Healthy Halloween Snacks using Vegetables & Fruit

Halloween is definitely the season for too much candy and an overload of sugar. No matter how hard we try we just can't seem to avoid it. There are some things you can do. If you are having a party at home or at school, why not focus on some Halloween type snacks that are good for you and fun too!
These ideas are gluten free/ grain free and can be made vegan. 

I was visiting my friend Gail and she served this adorable vegetable dip with cup up vegetables. Everyone oohed and ahhed at her easy and clever display that was totally sugar free and healthy. This could be done with humus, dip, or even guacamole. You could use any kind of cut up veggies and any color pepper. Gail used toothpicks to hold the olives in place for the eyes and nose.

Gail also served these adorable bananas made into ghosts and these little tangerines made into pumpkins with just a piece of celery for the stem. She used dark chocolate chips for the eyes. She said she just pressed them in and they stuck.

Along with some bowls of nuts, popcorn, and grapes, cheese and crackers- 
we had a fun afternoon with no candy!

Last year, I took a mini pumpkin, scooped it out and turned it into a serving piece. It really looked adorable, served a purpose, and fit into the pumpkin theme!

Try One Of These Dips or Fillings

Some of my healthy gluten free pumpkin recipes: 
pumpkin pie 
pumpkin pudding bars 
pumpkin rice pudding ( vegan) 

                             I Will Be Linking this recipe from my Daily
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  1. These are some great ideas for a healthy Halloween, Judee! Sometimes people focus so much on candy that we forget there are tasty treats out there too!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

    1. I agree with you. We seem to think Halloween is only about candy and sweet treats. My grandchildren eat more on Halloween than in 2 months

  2. Cute ideas, Judee! Kids will feel much better the next day if they munch on these types of goodies!


    1. I thought they were cute and healthy Halloween ideas that are really easy to make and wanted to share them.

  3. Oh these are so cute! I really like the orange pepper spider veggie tray. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas for Halloween without overindulging =)


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