12 Healthy Halloween Recipes You’ll Actually Want To Eat
None of these things exactly scream Halloween fun. But if you’re trying not to totally blow your goals on the spookiest night of the year (and you’re sick of healthy candy), try one of these festive (but good-for-you) healthy Halloween recipes:
1. Halloween Roasted Veggies
These roasted veggies from Live Eat Learn are super-fun—just cut your favorite fall veggies (this recipe uses carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and white potatoes) into Halloween-themed shapes, like pumpkins, witches’ hats, and mummies.
Per serving: 332 cal, 7.7 g fat (1.2 g sat), 63 g carbs, 61 g sugar, 200 mg sodium, 10.8 g fiber, 15 g protein.
2. Bite-Sized ‘Eyeballs’
Don’t worry, these fun Halloween appetizers from Woman’s Day just look like eyeballs. They’re actually just cleverly-decorated cheese puffs—and pretty low-cal ones, to boot.
Per “eyeball”: 57 calories, 4.5 g fat (2.5 g sat fat), 77 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein.
3. Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Sea Salt
If you’re sick of roasting pumpkin seeds, try this pumpkin seed brittle from blogger Just A Taste—it’s a great salty-sweet combo (and you can’t go wrong with anything dipped in chocolate). Plus, pumpkin seeds are packed with protein and nutrients.
Per serving: 155 cal, 6 g fat (3 g sat), 23 g carbs, 20 g sugar, 618 mg sodium, 2 g protein.
4. Halloween Stuffed Peppers
Per serving: 390 cal, 20 g fat, 46 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 18 g protein.
5. Halloween Banana Popsicles
These mummy banana popsicles from Well Plated are dipped in white chocolate for a cute Halloween-themed dessert or frozen snack. You can always swap for dark or milk chocolate, if you prefer, or ditch the peanut butter drizzle.
Per serving (without peanut butter): 53 cal, 0 g fat (0 g sat fat), 12 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 7 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
6. Coffin Cake
Looking for a fun, spooky treat? Try this adorable coffin cake from Woman’s Day. Cream cheese frosting envelops the pumpkin cake base for a truly fall-forward treat. (And hey, that’s a pretty decent amount of protein for a dessert!)
Per serving: 464 cal, 22 g fat (13 g sat fat), 279 mg sodium, 62 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
7. Mummified Apple Pie
This mummified apple pie from Every Nook and Cranny is on the more indulgent side—but hey, it is Halloween after all. It uses shortbread crust pastry and seasonal fruit, like apples and oranges for the filling, to create a delicious dessert option for any Halloween gathering.
Per serving: 374 cal, 16 g fat (9 g sat), 53 g carbs, 22 g sugar, 145 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
8. Halloween Temari Sushi
Yup, sushi can totally be festive for Halloween, thanks to salmon’s orange hue and seaweed’s black crispy texture. And, no matter the type or color of fish, you can create Halloween faces for a spooky (but actually really cute) sashimi topper on these sushi rice balls from Chopstick Chronicles.
Per serving: 115 cal, 1 g fat, 20 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 179 mg sodium, 3 g protein.
9. Bloody Falafel Fingers
These bloody falafel fingers from blogger VeganRicha are super-spooky for Halloween. Simply pick up one and bite away for the ultimate finger food (sorry, had to go there!) appetizer, scary salad topper, or pita filling.
Per serving: 83 cal, 1 g fat, 13 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 238 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.
10. French Bread Mummy Pizzas
French bread pizzas get a Halloween upgrade with this fun recipe from Skinny Taste. Plus, with only four ingredients, it’s a great last-minute party snack or dinner if you’re totally slammed on the big night.
Per serving: 239 cal, 8 g fat, 32 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 524 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.
11. Candy Corn Popsicles
These candy corn popsicles from Courtney’s Sweets are signature Halloween—but with way less sugar than the actual candy corn you’re used to. These white, orange, and yellow pops use lemonade and orange juice for color, and the yogurt offers protein to fill you up.
Per serving: 35 cal, 7 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 4 mg sodium, 1 g protein.
12. Halloween Spider Bark
TG, chocolate bark isn’t just for Christmas. This fun Woman’s Day recipe uses white chocolate and some creative icing work to add a little Halloween spirit to this dessert.
Per serving: 234 cal, 11.5 g fat (7 g sat fat), 73 mg sod, 32 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.