Having friends and family over for a Halloween party? Here’s an idea for your complete party menu, from start to finish. We’ve rounded up some freakishly fun options to make this a healthier Halloween for you and your favorite ghouls.
Considering approximately 10 pounds of candy are about to live in your pantry for the next few months, how about some healthy options? If you’re planning a Halloween party, we’ve rounded up five healthier options — which are also spookily fun — for your celebration.
Your Healthier Halloween Party Menu
Here’s an idea of a menu for your party, from start to finish. Just add a roomful of spooks, some black lights and a spooky Spotify soundtrack, and you’ve got a complete party!
To Drink: Witches’ Brew Kiwi Spritzer
So obviously, Pinterest is the place for looking for healthy, fun Halloween drink recipes — check out this idea to freeze plastic spiders in your ice cubes! But if you’re looking for a specific punch-like option that is slightly healthier, we found this recipe for “Witches’ Brew.” Pureed kiwi and spritzer water combine to form a bubbly, green-and-black-hued cauldron of Halloween fun for kids and grown-ups alike.
Appetizer: ‘Devil’ Eggs
This article from Cooking Light offers many “freakishly” healthy Halloween party recipe ideas, but here’s our favorite. Pimentos and olives comprise the edible eye and horn garnishes. Plus, sharp cheddar cheese gives the yolk mixture a Halloween-orange hue.
Main Dish: Ghoul-ash
You’ll be busy trying to get the kids dressed and out the door on Halloween night, so here’s a fun and healthy dish from Eating Well that you can easily make in advance. Plus, this is an economical family meal that also cooks up in one pot. Translation: Fewer dishes and more time to devote to sorting the candy booty!
On the Side: Ghostinis
This Food Network recipe for Ghostinis — crostini shaped like ghosts — includes a Bloody Murder Sundried Tomato Tapenade. You can serve the ghosts on the side with your ghoul-ash, or you can make it an appetizer with the tapenade. Either way, using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter to make freaky shapes in your sourdough loaf seems like a winning combination.
Dessert: Microwave-Baked Apples with Dried Cherries
Share with us in the comments any feedback on these recipes — or share your own healthier Halloween dishes that will be making special appearances at your party.