Halloween can be a scary time of year for those focusing on their diet and exercise routines. Your health and fitness goals can be put in jeopardy around this fun and spooky holiday, so it’s important to surround yourself with alternative snacks. Focusing on simple, healthy, and creepy treats can keep you be a part of the fun but help you stick with your health and fitness goals. Here are a few of our favorite spooky yet healthy Halloween treats.
Chocolate Strawberry Webs
Chocolate dipped strawberries are a classic healthy alternative to any holiday treat, but for Halloween, you can take this delicious dessert to the next level with chocolate strawberry webs!
- What you’ll need: 1 basket of strawberries, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, plastic baggie, parchment paper.
- Directions: First wash your strawberries, softly pat dry, and lay out your parchment paper. Melt your dark chocolate chips in a saucepan until the chips are completely melted. Once melted, dip your strawberries into the dark chocolate until they are fully covered. Place on your parchment paper. Continue until all strawberries have been dipped.
While the dark chocolate strawberries cool, melt your white chocolate chips in a saucepan. Once melted, transfer the melted white chocolate chips into your plastic baggie and then cut a small hole in the corner of your bag. Slowly drizzle the white chocolate over your dark chocolate chip covered strawberries in a spider web pattern over the strawberries. Continue this for all of the strawberries, and before you know it, you have the perfect creepy snack. Best served after being cooled in the fridge.
Frozen Banana Ghosts
Simple and delicious, these frozen banana ghosts will be a hit for those on and off a diet!
- What you’ll need: Bananas, chocolate chips, popsicle sticks, and a cookie tray.
- Directions: Peel your bananas and cut them in half, so you have two small ghosts. Stick a popsicle stick into the bottom of the banana half. Give the ghosts their eyes and mouths by placing two chocolate chips towards the top of the ghosts “head” and one below the eyes, and then place the bananas on the cookie sheet. Place the completed ghosts in the freezer for one hour. Take out of the freezer and BOO!, they are done and ready to be eaten.
The cutest and sweetest treat around are these little orange pumpkins. Not only are they good for you, but they are cute too!
- What you’ll need: 1 bag of mini oranges and one bag of celery.
- Directions: Peel all of your mini oranges and place on a platter. Cut your celery into small “stems” for the top of a pumpkin. Place the celery in the top of the orange. And you’re all set; you have mini orange pumpkins! Easy to eat and healthy.
There you have it, all of the spooky ways to keep your health and fitness goals in check this Halloween. Not only are these healthy but these treats will be the cutest addition to your Halloween parties whether there are kids involved or not! Have a healthy and spooktacular Halloween from all of us at InterHealth.