Spooky Spider Deviled Eggs
Try out these creepy-crawly eggs on your guests at Halloween. And kids will love these sugar-free freaky morsels just as much as adults.
Very quick and easy to make – all you need are a few eggs, black olives, mayo and a dab of mustard to create these dastardly little creatures that look as if they're about to scuttle off the plate!
Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, containing a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. Including Vitamins B2, B12, B5, Selenium, which has antioxidant properties and may help protect cells from damage, and Phosphorous, which keeps your bones strong and healthy and helps make energy.
Frightful Fruit Halloween Kebabs
Oh-so simple and healthy (ish). You can have loads of fun making these with the kids – give them a bowl of mixed fruit, marshmallows, an icing pen or piping tube and some wooden skewers to see who can come up with the scariest looking fruit kebab. Prize for the winner!
These ones are made up of melon balls, marshmallows and kiwis – but you can use whatever you have in the fruit bowl – bananas, strawberries, grapes.
Kiwifruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, proven to boost the immune system, fight the effects of stress and aging, and aid in wound healing. Whereas Cantaloupes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A, a powerful antioxidant and essential for healthy vision.
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Sweet and savory witches’ brooms
Another easy to make recipe that you can make healthy or bad – or maybe a few of each.
The wooden handles are made of pretzels with either kid's savory cheese sticks with a chive tie or Twizzlers for the sweet version.
Cheese is a calcium-rich food and is an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is involved in many vital processes in the body, including producing red blood cells, keeping the nervous system healthy, releasing energy from food and creating DNA and RNA (the building blocks of every cell in the body).
Halloween stuffed peppers
This one is more of a meal than a snack, but they look great and will satisfy the appetite of any small witch or wizard before they start on the hard stuff…candy!
Tasty roast peppers are carved into scary shapes before being filled with a vegetarian grain mix. Alternatively, you could fill with a gloopy red tomato risotto or slithery spaghetti bolognaise and watch the contents seep out for a truly terrifying serving suggestion.
Red peppers are one of the highest veggies in lycopene, which has been shown to help prevent many cancers including prostate and lung. Quinoa is gluten-free, and a good source of cancer-fighting epigallocatechin, which you may know from green tea.
Healthy pumpkin pancakes
If you want a spooky take on your breakfast pancakes, make seasonal pumpkin or butternut squash the star of the show with this simple pancake recipe. Serve with your favorite yogurt and fresh fruit for a fiendishly good Halloween breakfast or brunch.
Both pumpkin and butternut squash contains antioxidants, such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. These can neutralize free radicals, stopping them from damaging your cells.
Scary pumpkin faces
Arm your little ones with a few felt-tips, paints and a pumpkin, and let them turn an innocent squash into a dastardly fiend. No sharp knives or cooking required! Or for a fun and healthy alternative to the trick or treat stash, grab some oranges, satsumas, tangerines or any skin on citrus fruit, a sharpie pen… and let their imaginations flow free.
Many studies have linked citrus fruits to a reduced risk of certain cancers. They contain a host of plant compounds, including flavonoids, that may help protect against cancer. Some of these flavonoids act as antioxidants and may block the expression of certain genes that are responsible for some degenerative diseases, including cancer.
Please be aware of any ingredients that may cause allergies or could potentially conflict with your meds - always check with your medical team for information about any foods that you should avoid.
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