The Ghostess with the Mostest

A picture of some cookies made from healthy Halloween recipes.



We’ve gathered the best spooky but healthy Halloween recipes you and the kids can stir up together in your nearest cauldron.

Healthy Halloween recipes are a nightmarishly-specific culinary expertise that—when it comes to entertaining the kids on October 31—is frightfully necessary.

Halloween is generally a holiday overloaded with chocolate, candy, or whatever ingredient convinced Linus that The Great Pumpkin really existed.

And it’s easy to fall into the trap of resorting to these unhealthy, sugar-filled, store-bought treats. After all, it’s only for one day, right? But there is a better way with other, healthier options that are just as easy and fun to concoct.

Halloween can, in fact, be a holiday that is innovative, creative and good for your kids—without losing the fun and frivolity that come from the requisite spooks, scares and screams.

But we know what it’s like. We know you don’t have time to explore haunted houses or follow treasure maps for the best healthy Halloween recipes.

So, we’ve donned our Proton Packs and jumped in The Mystery Machine to find the spookiest menu around. You just have to Frankenstein them together and work out the tricks to go along with these treats!

 

Boo-nanas!

We’ll start the spookfest with a great use for bananas passing over into the afterlife.

These frozen banana ghosts from Kidspot need only a few ingredients—the most prominent of which is the banana itself.

Only a few steps later and you’ll have transformed fruit that children might otherwise ignore into a ghostly treat they’ll love!

A picture of banana ghost treats.
Image: Kidspot

 

Monster’s mash

In a world of unhealthy Halloween snacks, you’d think it would be impossible to find anything as nutritious as these monster bites from Fork and Beans.

With sliced apples, strawberries, sunflower seeds and vegan googly eyes (yes, you read that correctly), these little critters are too adorable for your kids not to eat—no matter how good they are for them!

A picture of apple monster bite treats.
Image: Fork and Beans

 

Pastageist

Turning up the icky, gross factor that kids all seem to love is this eyeball pasta from Delish.

It’s a pretty standard meatball pasta, just with the addition of some cheese and olives for the creepy eyeballs.

This one’s perfect for dinner—or your kids could even use our Stuck On You Food Jar to take it to school and freak out the teachers.

A picture of eyeball spaghetti.
Image: Delish

 

Best thing since sliced dread

This complete and self-contained Halloween lunch, courtesy of Weelicious, is one the kids will get a real kick (and scare) out of.

Highlighted by the vegetable jack-o’-lantern and monster guacamole with corn chips, it’s a scary meal that is perfect for the Stuck On You Bento Box.

A picture of a full Halloween lunch.
Image: Weelicious

 

Bat off more than you can chew

Halloween has to involve a little bit of chocolate—and these mini bat treats from Chelsea’s Messy Apron fit the bill nicely!

Comprised of miniature Reese’s Cups and wing-shaped Oreo pieces, they are cute, easy to make and delicious.

They’re also the perfect incentive to get your little ones eating the healthier treats first!

A picture of a chocolate bat treat.
Image: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

 

What are your favourite healthy Halloween recipes? Let us know in the comment section below!