Before you head out for trick-or-treating or party fun, fuel up with these festive and healthy Halloween recipes for kids of all ages.
Halloween may be the one time of year when a bit of overindulging on candy and sweets is acceptable. But before you let your favorite ghosts, goblins and princesses go into sugar overload, it’s a good idea to make sure they’re well fueled by some healthier fare. From breakfast to pre-trick-or-treating dinner, filling bellies with nutrient-rich but Halloween-themed food gets your family in the holiday spirit while (hopefully!) warding off a sugar crash later in the day.
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These recipes are the perfect way to feed kids and kids-at-heart this Halloween. Filled with good-for-you vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, they’ll get the day going with a smile and will add to the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming festivities while also keeping everyone’s engines revving on all cylinders. The only trick here is that these recipes are surprisingly healthy—all kids will notice is that they’re such a treat!
Devilishly Easy (and Healthy!) Halloween Recipes:
Spooky Avocado Toast – Avocado toast is filled with healthy fat and fiber, but all your little pumpkins will care about is how cute this breakfast is! The googly eyes are protein-packed since they’re made from slices of hard-boiled eggs and they’re sure to be gobbled up amidst smiles and laughter. Although this Halloween recipe is fun for kids, adults will love it, too!
Spooky Orange Smoothie – These fruit smoothies are packed with nutrients and make the perfect easy breakfast or mid-afternoon pick-me-up before heading out for trick-or-treating. Made from light coconut milk, carrot juice and fruit, you can feel good serving these smoothies to kids of almost any age. If you don’t have Halloween-themed glasses or cups, you can easily turn any jars or cups into festive pumpkins with a bit of black construction paper and some tape or glue.
Monster Stuffed Peppers – Fuel up your little monsters with this creepy but healthy Halloween recipe. The mixture of fiber-filled spaghetti and marinara sauce is served up in colorful bell peppers cut in the shape of Jack-o-Lanterns. Since the peppers are so fun looking, it’ll be more likely your little ones will eat them, so they’ll get loads of vitamins A and C, as well as other antioxidants.
Mummy Meatloaf – Meatloaf for dinner on Halloween? Before your kids say “no way,” show them this spooky mummy meatloaf. They’ll be eager to dig into whatever is hidden inside the mummy and you’ll feel good knowing you’re giving them a healthy but festive dinner before they head out for a night of fun.