Healthy Halloween Party Treats
Halloween is such a fun holiday but one that typically involves lots of sugar. With these healthy Halloween party treats it’s possible to celebrate Halloween without all of the candy. Arrange these 5 healthy Halloween party treats on a medium table to create a really fun and festive tablescape, no other decorations needed.
Candy Corn Fruit Pops
2 – 3 bananas
12 popsicle or lollipop sticks
Cut banana into small points, cut the cantaloupe into a larger slanted piece, and the pineapple into the largest slanted piece. When put together they should resemble a triangle like a candy corn with the banana on top, cantaloupe in the center and pineapple on the bottom. See photo above for visual. Gently place on popsicle or lollipop sticks. Make a fruit salad with any leftover scraps. Serve immediately.
Little Devil Egg
12 large eggs, hard boiled
2 tablespoons low-fat mayo
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 24 long thin triangles for the horns (see photo)
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 12 small triangles for the mouth (see photo)
Black sesame seeds for the eyes (or peppercorns or tiny red pepper slices)
Cut boiled eggs in half and gently remove the yolk to a medium bowl. Add mayo, mustard and salt to the bowl and mash until well combined. Gently scoop into each egg hole. Arrange red pepper horns, black seed eyes and green pepper mouth just like the photo above. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to a day.
1 piece celery cleaned and sliced into 12 small pieces for the stems.
Peel the tangerines, remove as much as the white pith as you can. Stick a piece of celery into the top where the stem of a pumpkin would be. Arrange on a platter and serve.
Skeleton Veggie Platter
Serves 15 – 20
See photo above to help understand how vegetables should be cut.
1 small head cauliflower cut into medium forests
1 english cucumber, sliced into rounds
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced lengthwise into sticks
2 stalks celery, halved and sliced lengthwise into 6 sticks.
1 carrot, sliced into 10 tiny sticks
3 black olives
Brussels sprouts, spinach or lettuce leaves for the hair (whichever you have on hand)
2 cups greek yogurt dip
Greek yogurt dip:
2 cups non-fat greek yogurt
1 handful fresh dill, chopped
1 small clove garlic grated or minced
1 lemon squeezed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Add all to a bowl and mix well.
Arrange veggies on a platter into the shape of a skeleton, see photo above for a visual. Place the yogurt dip in a small ramekin. Use that as a face. Use the Brussels, spinach or lettuce as the hair. Use the olives to make the eyes, nose and mouth. Use the cauliflower florets to make the backbone, the bell pepper sticks as the rib cage, the cucumber slices as the middle and hands, the celery sticks as the arms and legs and the carrot pieces as the fingers. Serve immediately or cover with plastic and refrigerate up to a day.
Spooky Pizza Bagel Bites
12 Whole wheat mini bagels
1 Jar no sugar added pizza sauce
1 block low-fat mozzarella cheese, sliced into sticks
2 oz sliced black olive, sliced into rings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread a spoonful of sauce on each bagel half. Top with crisscrossed mozzarella sticks to resemble a mummy, leave a space for the eyes. In the space put two olive rings. Bake for about 7 minutes. Serve warm.