8 Healthy Recipes Perfect for Halloween Night
Butternut Squash Soup1 of 9
This butternut squash soup recipe contains only three ingredients: butternut squash, coconut milk and basil. Plus, it's super simple to make. Just a roast, blend and pour, and you'll have antioxidant-rich soup (in Halloween orange) on the table in no time.
Goji Berry "Blood" Vials2 of 9
Your kids will get enough blood-sugar-spiking candy from the neighbors. Give them a snack that's rich in natural sweetness and plenty of vegetarian protein.
Pizza Dressed Up as a Garden3 of 9
Who says pizza can't put on a costume? This one is dressed up as a garden, courtesy of the leafy arugula and seasonal figs. Best yet, it contains no dairy so even the lactose-intolerant munchkins can enjoy.
Moist Spiced Pumpkin Bread4 of 9
Although your local grocery store is likely brimming with boxed pumpkin bread mixes, nothing beats homemade. Plus, this recipe cuts the white flour in half and replaces it with whole-wheat pastry flour, which is better for the kiddos.
Pumpkin Ravioli5 of 9
You might be thinking, "Isn't making homemade ravioli a little time-consuming for Halloween night?" Yes, if you were making pasta dough from scratch. This recipe, however, has a helpful trick up its sleeve: wonton wrappers. They double as ravioli dough, and cut the prep time in half.
Pumpkin Smoothie and Pumpkin Chili Recipes6 of 9
If you're carving a pumpkin on Halloween, chances are you'll have some of the "guts" leftover. Don't toss them. Instead, sneak them into the kids' chili or a smoothie. Pumpkin flesh is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin A, and a good supplier of vitamin C.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies7 of 9
We're not sure what's better: the smell of these cookies baking in the oven on a cool Hallows' Eve or the delectable flavor of these little gems. Either way, the recipe makes for the perfect Halloween dessert.
10 Tricks for a Healthy Halloween8 of 9
From making a plan to indulge to hiding your candy until just before the trick-or-treators arrive at the door, registered dietician Penny Wilson shares these and other tips on how to have a healthy Halloween.