It’s that time of the year again: a plethora of costumes, haunted houses, and an excuse to binge on (organic and fair trade, of course) candy. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween! In honor of this fun holiday, I rounded up some of my favorite healthy ideas for Halloween. These are perfect to make with your children, or for you and your friends and family.
Veggie Skeleton | via Feeding Four Little Monkeys
Great opportunity to learn about science + eat healthy with this innovative skeleton made out of vegetables!
Frankenstein Kiwis | via Two Healthy Kitchens
What’s more spooktacular than the original monster created by Dr. Frankenstein? These kiwis are sure to please.
Orange Pumpkins | via Spaceships & Laser Beams
These healthy “pumpkins” from Spaceships & Laser Beams are adorable! All you need are organic celery stalks and oranges or clementines. These would make a great snack in the middle of the day.
Stuffed Jack o’ Lanterns | via Healthful Pursuit
The creativity behind this is such fun! Instead of carving a pumpkin, why not carve out a tiny face on bell peppers? Organic bell peppers and whatever pasta that you may desire: gluten-free, spaghetti, or zucchini noodles, this will be sure to please.
Candy Corn Inspiration | via Navy Wife Cook
From Navy Wife Cook, I love this candy corn inspired fruit dessert. Always use organic when you can- oranges and pineapples make up the bottom two portions. Though she uses whipped cream as the top layer, I would suggest organic Greek yogurt instead with live and active cultures!
It’s adorable when your food is in the shape of characters: pictured here, we have broccoli monster eyes, a mummy hot dog, and a banana ghost.
Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups | via In The Playroom
Organic oranges + fruit in the middle? I’m sold!
Spiderweb Berry Platter | via Will Cook for Smiles
A berry platter with vanilla yogurt + honey cream cheese! Doesn’t it look downright terrifying with the plastic spiders? (If your children are scared of these eight-legged creatures, I’d suggest to omit the spiders from this otherwise delectable plate!)
Frankenstein Avocado Toast | via Vegan Chow Down
This uber-cute toast is made of avocado, seaweed, sliced olives, tomatoes, pretzels, and whole wheat toast (for a healthier option).
Tropical Candy Corn Smoothie | via Boulder Locavore
Look at how beautiful this candy corn smoothie is! White layer: coconut milk and shredded coconut; Orange layer: papaya and freshly squeezed orange juice; Yellow layer: pineapple, lime, and water.
What are your favorite healthy snacks to make for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!