Monday, October 16, 2017

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Who says you have to load up on sugar this Halloween? While candy is definitely one of the best parts of trick-or-treating, too much of it can make you feel sick. Avoid overdoing it on the sugary sweets this year with these 8 healthy alternatives to Halloween candy. They taste just as good as candy and are twice as spooky!

1. Jack-o-Lantern Oranges

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Carve your ordinary oranges into cute Jack-O-Lanterns and fill them with fruit for a creative and healthy snack! These fun and tasty treats are perfect for Halloween parties and get-togethers!

Ingredients: Oranges, strawberries, bananas

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes per "Jack-o-Lantern"

2. Tangerine Pumpkins & Banana Ghosts

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

With a little bit of creativity (and imagination), you can turn an ordinary party platter into a haunted pumpkin patch by transforming your fruits into tangerine pumpkins and banana ghosts!

Ingredients: Bananas, tangerines, celery, and chocolate chips

Prep Time: <5 minutes per "ghost" or "pumpkin"

3. Spiders on a Log

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

You've heard of "ants on a log", now meet its creepy counterpart! This easy and fun recipe only takes a few minutes and is a great way to spook your arachnophobic family and friends.

Ingredients: Celery, peanut butter, chocolate chips, dark chocolate

Prep Time: <5 minutes per "log"

4. Apple Peanut Butter Teeth

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Take a bite of apple peanut butter teeth for a mouth full of flavor! If you really want to spook your friends and family, pair your apple peanut butter teeth with a pair of monster eyes for added effect!

Ingredients: Apple slices, peanut butter, mini marshmallows

Prep Time: <5 minutes per "mouth"

5. Candy Corn Popsicle

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Haters of candy corn, don't worry: these popsicles don't taste like normal candy corn! Instead, these tasty treats are a combination of coconut, pineapple, and mango juice for tropical goodness.

Ingredients: Cream of coconut, coconut water, pineapple juice, mango juice, red food coloring

Prep Time: 20 minutes to create, 6 hours to freeze

6. Cracker Spiders

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Want a classic and easy crowd-pleasing snack for your Halloween party? Cracker spiders only take a few minutes to make and you can substitute the cream cheese for peanut butter for an even healthier treat!

Ingredients: Ritz crackers, pretzel sticks, raisins, cream cheese or peanut butter

Prep Time: <5 minutes per "spider"

7. Monster Fruit Salad

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

This monster of a side dish is an awesomely creative way to get your kids to eat their fruits! If you don't feel like using cucumbers for the "eyes", you can give your monster a new look with limes, instead!

Ingredients: Watermelon, strawberries, pineapples, cucumbers, blueberries

Prep Time: 40-45 minutes

8. Veggie Skeleton

8 Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

If your kids have a bone to pick with veggies, give them a reason to enjoy them by transforming your boring veggies into a spooky skeleton! You can even have them make their own skeleton so they can play with their food and eat it, too!

Ingredients: Lettuce, cucumbers, mushrooms, red peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, ranch dressing, olives

Prep Time: 20-25 minutes

Enjoy the fun of Halloween without any of the sugary sickness with these 8 healthy alternatives to Halloween candy. Once you give these scary good recipes a try, you'll never want to eat your greens the same way again! If you're on the hunt for more recipes, costume ideas, and all things Halloween, make sure to follow our Pinterest page! We regularly update our boards with holiday inspiration so you can find seasonal fun year-round! While you're getting supplies for your healthy recipes, make sure your vehicle is ready to take on the cold weather with our Fall Car Care guide. If you find anything that may require attention, contact us and schedule an appointment for service right away!

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