Healthy’ish Halloween!

Published October 26, 2016

home-ideas-consider-healthy-alternatives-this-yearHalloween doesn’t have to be all about sugar. This season, treat your young ones to Halloween delights that don’t call for a trip to the dentist.

If you’re planning an All Hallows’ Eve gathering, why not consider some treats that are fun and festive but healthy at the same time?

The following are some suggestions.

Mandarin Orange Mini Pumpkins   ?

A simple mandarin orange may be transformed into something fun and healthy for the kids. Peel the orange and clean it of any peelings. Leave the whole orange in tact.

Using a sharp knife, cut the green section of a cucumber slice into small pieces to use as the stem of the pumpkin. Place the oranges on a platter and add a cucumber stem to each pumpkin.

Stuffed Jack-O’-Lantern Peppers

This one may appeal to your adult party guests. Purchase medium-sized yellow peppers. Using a sharp paring knife, carve out a jack-o’-lantern face on one side. Stuff the peppers with your favourite stuffing and place on a platter to serve.

Apple Mummies  

These are really cute for kids when placed on a table with other buffet items.

For this idea you will need green Granny Smith apples, white gauze tape, one tube of icing and candy eyes.

You can find candy eyes in the baking section of local craft stores.

Attach the candy eyes with the tube of icing to one side of the apple.

Wrap the apple in gauze tape, crisis-crossing around the eyes.

Tuck the loose end of the tape under one of the wrapped pieces.

Halloween Party Serving Ideas

Use a large, carved-out pumpkin as an ice bowl. Place beverage bottles inside.

You can also use small- to medium-sized pumpkins as dip holders. Simply clean and carve out the pumpkin and place your dip inside. Scatter your chips, bread pieces and crackers around the outside.

Happy Halloween!?


Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.