Are you trying to stay healthy but worrying about all the Halloween candy you’ll be seeing this weekend? Here are five easy and delicious recipes you can make right at home that will help you stay on track.

The Orange Bowl

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This Halloween snack is easy and fun to make and has many healthy nutrients your body needs. The best part about this dessert is that you don’t have the guilt after eating it! You can also use the carved orange peels afterward as a candle holder, for Halloween decor.

What you need:

  • one large orange
  • berries
  • any other fruit you wish to include
  • small, sharp knife

How to assemble:

  • Firstly, cut the top part of the orange.
  • Using a spoon (or a knife if needed), carve out the insides of the orange. Be careful while cutting with a knife, and avoid cutting through the orange peel as it will destroy the final look on the exterior
  • Rinse the orange peel with water, then dry.
  • Using a pen, gently trace the desired shape of the carving.
  • Once you have completed tracing, carve your orange and make sure to carve it on the pen marks to avoid ink residue.
  • Add berries (or any fruit of your choice).

Strawberry Ghost Goodies

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These strawberry ghosts are a quick and tasty snack. True, they might not have the best nutritional value, but they’re healthier than other sweets. Alexandra Constantinescu, a house cook and mother of two teen girls, says, “I have been making these snacks every Halloween for the past three years and giving them to trick-or-treaters, and the fascinating thing is that I have caught many kids coming two or more times just so they can eat more of these enjoyable treats.”

What you need:

  • dark/milk chocolate
  • white chocolate
  • strawberries
  • microwave-safe bowl (and microwave)

How to assemble:

  • Put the white chocolate in the microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring in between. When it’s melted, dip your strawberries in the chocolate.
  • Put the chocolate coated strawberries in the fridge for minimum 1 hour.
  • Once the strawberries are ready, put milk chocolate into a bowl and melt it.
  • Dip a toothpick into the white chocolate and draw on some eyes and mouths.
  • Put your strawberries in the fridge for 15 min and put them out on a nice tray.

The Spooky Halloween Bell Pepper

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The stuffed bell pepper can be eaten as a snack or as a lunch. It is very healthy for you and is filled with many vitamins. The great thing about this is that you can stuff it with anything you want, like rice, tomatoes, beans, chicken, etc. The dish can be eaten by anyone as it can even be vegan, depending on the fillings. Ahmet Kolat, a house chef and a restaurant owner from Turkey, tasted this snack and said, “I would never have eaten the ingredients by itself, but the bell pepper made it look delicious and well put together, and all the ingredients combined makes it taste great and would eat this meal/snack for a whole week.”

What you need:

  • one orange bell pepper
  • quinoa (you can replace quinoa with rice and add additional mix-ins like vegetables and/or beans)
  • salt and pepper
  • knife
  • saucepan

How to assemble:

  • Cut the top of the orange bell pepper.
  • Take the seeds out of the bell pepper with your hands or a knife.
  • You can cook the quinoa by placing it in a sauce pan filled with water. The ratio is 1:2, so if you use 1/2c quinoa, you need to add 1c of water. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer until done. If you want toppings, you may add any vegetables or beans of your choice.
  • Carve your bell pepper in any shape you would like. Make sure not to make the holes too big so the quinoa doesn’t fall out.
  • Season the cooked quinoa and stuff inside the bell pepper.
  • Cook it in the oven for 25 minutes with the temperature at 180ᵒc

Carrot Fingers

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The spooky carrot finger is a nutritional snack and a funny/scary looking one. It is really quick to make and you can eat it on the go. It also has very few calories.

What you need:

  • Carrots (depending on how many you want to make. One carrot makes two fingers.)
  • red and green bell peppers
  • cream cheese
  • knife
  • vegetable peeler

How to assemble:

  • Wash the carrots and peel the skin. Then cut the carrot in half.
  • On the middle of the carrots, with a knife, gently carve three lines.
  • Cut the top surface of the carrot were the nail should go.
  • Add a little bit of cream cheese on the surface you cut.
  • Cut a sweet red or green pepper into a small nail shape and just stick it on top of the cream cheese.

Graveyard Yogurt

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This yogurt graveyard snack is quick and delicious. The best part is that you can change the ingredients whether you want it to be healthier or applicable for your own taste. For example, instead of the crushed cookies on top which make it look like mud, you can use granola, add different fruits, use different flavors of yogurt and many more options. This dish can be eaten by any age range since its kid -friendly and yummy.

What you need:

  • one small yogurt (can be any flavor)
  • 3 Oreo cookies (you could also use granola instead)
  • 1/4th of a banana
  • 1 and a half tablespoons of white chocolate (optional)
  • 2 chocolate chips (you could use any other substance to make the ghost look like it has eyes)

How to assemble:

  • Take your Oreos and scoop the cream off and then crush it. (If you are going to add granola instead, you don’t have to do this part.)
  • Add the granola or the crushed Oreos onto your yogurt. (Don’t mix it)
  • Melt two spoons of white chocolate.
  • Cut a medium-sized banana in fourths and dip 1/4 of the banana into the melted white chocolate.
  • Add 2 chocolate chips to make the eyes.
  • Gently place the banana into the yogurt.

Tell us: What’s your favorite healthy Halloween treat? Comment below to share ideas!

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