19 Healthy Halloween Recipes You’ll Actually Want To Eat
When someone uses the words “healthy” and “Halloween” together in a sentence, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
- The old lady on your block who passed out boxes of raisins (!!!) to trick-or-treaters.
- Extremely sad, sugar-free chocolates that taste like chalk.
- Eating carrot sticks in the corner of your friend’s costume party while everyone else goes ham on the pumpkin cheesecake because you’re on the Whole30.
None of these options scream Halloween fun. But if you’re trying not to totally blow your goals on the spookiest night of the year (and you’re sick of healthy candy), you can still get in on the holiday-appropriate foods. Just try one of these festive (but good-for-you) healthy Halloween recipes:
1. Halloween Roasted Veggies
These roasted veggies from Live Eat Learn are super-fun—just cut your favorite fall veggies (this recipe uses carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and white potatoes) into Halloween-themed shapes, like pumpkins, witches’ hats, and mummies.
Per serving: 332 cal, 7.7 g fat (1.2 g sat), 63 g carbs, 61 g sugar, 200 mg sodium, 10.8 g fiber, 15 g protein.
2. Bite-Sized ‘Eyeballs’
Don’t worry, these fun Halloween appetizers from Woman’s Day just look like eyeballs. They’re actually just cleverly-decorated cheese puffs—and pretty low-cal ones, to boot.
Per “eyeball”: 57 calories, 4.5 g fat (2.5 g sat fat), 77 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein.
3. Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Seed Brittle with Sea Salt
If you’re sick of roasting pumpkin seeds, try this pumpkin seed brittle from blogger Just A Taste—it’s a great salty-sweet combo (and you can’t go wrong with anything dipped in chocolate). Plus, pumpkin seeds are packed with protein and nutrients.
Per serving: 155 cal, 6 g fat (3 g sat), 23 g carbs, 20 g sugar, 618 mg sodium, 2 g protein.
4. Halloween Stuffed Peppers
Per serving: 390 cal, 20 g fat, 46 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 18 g protein.
5. Halloween Banana Popsicles
These mummy banana popsicles from Well Plated are dipped in white chocolate for a cute Halloween-themed dessert or frozen snack. You can always swap for dark or milk chocolate, if you prefer, or ditch the peanut butter drizzle.
Per serving (without peanut butter): 53 cal, 0 g fat (0 g sat fat), 12 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 7 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
6. Coffin Cake
Looking for a fun, spooky treat? Try this adorable coffin cake from Woman’s Day. Cream cheese frosting envelops the pumpkin cake base for a truly fall-forward treat. (And hey, that’s a pretty decent amount of protein for a dessert!)
Per serving: 464 cal, 22 g fat (13 g sat fat), 279 mg sodium, 62 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
7. Mummified Apple Pie
This mummified apple pie from Every Nook and Cranny is on the more indulgent side—but hey, it is Halloween after all. It uses shortbread crust pastry and seasonal fruit, like apples and oranges for the filling, to create a delicious dessert option for any Halloween gathering.
Per serving: 374 cal, 16 g fat (9 g sat), 53 g carbs, 22 g sugar, 145 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
8. Halloween Temari Sushi
Yup, sushi can totally be festive for Halloween, thanks to salmon’s orange hue and seaweed’s black crispy texture. And, no matter the type or color of fish, you can create Halloween faces for a spooky (but actually really cute) sashimi topper on these sushi rice balls from Chopstick Chronicles.
Per serving: 115 cal, 1 g fat, 20 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 179 mg sodium, 3 g protein.
9. Bloody Falafel Fingers
These bloody falafel fingers from blogger VeganRicha are super-spooky for Halloween. Simply pick up one and bite away for the ultimate finger food (sorry, had to go there!) appetizer, scary salad topper, or pita filling.
Per serving: 83 cal, 1 g fat, 13 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 238 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein.
10. French Bread Mummy Pizzas
French bread pizzas get a Halloween upgrade with this fun recipe from Skinny Taste. Plus, with only four ingredients, it’s a great last-minute party snack or dinner if you’re totally slammed on the big night.
Per serving: 239 cal, 8 g fat, 32 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 524 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.
11. Candy Corn Popsicles
These candy corn popsicles from Courtney’s Sweets are signature Halloween—but with way less sugar than the actual candy corn you’re used to. These white, orange, and yellow pops use lemonade and orange juice for color, and the yogurt offers protein to fill you up.
Per serving: 35 cal, 7 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 4 mg sodium, 1 g protein.
12. Halloween Spider Bark
TG, chocolate bark isn’t just for Christmas. This fun Woman’s Day recipe uses white chocolate and some creative icing work to add a little Halloween spirit to this dessert.
Per serving: 234 cal, 11.5 g fat (7 g sat fat), 73 mg sod, 32 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
13. Superfood Beet Bites
Beets are super good for you—and these balls are cute and portable. What makes this recipe from The Toasted Pine Nut a great Halloween themed snack? It’s wrapped to look like a mummy! It’s a cake pop that’s kid-approved but made from hemp seeds, cacao, and beets, so they’re full of nutrients.
Per serving: 147 cal, 10.6g fat (2.9g sat), 9.3g carbs, 78mg sodium, 5 g sugar, 3.6 g fiber, 5.5 g protein.
14. Apricot Coconut Balls
These fruity, nutty cake bites from Sweet As Honey are perfect for children’s Halloween parties and for adult snacking. Made to look like a scary monster, they’re the perfect size for a sweet, but healthy treat. Plus, they’re vegan and gluten-free.
Per serving: 108 cals, 6.9 g fat, 10.1 g carbs, 7.1 g sugar, 2.2 g fiber, 2.8 g protein
15. Paleo and Vegan Witch Finger Cookies
These sweet cookie fingers from Food Faith Fitness and spooky and fun for Halloween, and they’re even paleo and vegan. Make sure you let the cookies sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving, as they might get a little crunchy in the fridge from the coconut oil.
Per serving: 122 cals, 7.6g fat (6.7g sat), 13.7g carbs, 10.7g sugar, 2.2g fiber, 0.9g protein
16. Spooky Halloween Chorizo Olive Eyeballs
If you’re on a low-carb or keto diet, these Halloween eyeballs make a great appetizer. The base is from fried chorizo, but you can use tomatoes or keto crackers instead. There’s tons of protein and fat per serving, with just one net gram of carbs.
Per serving: 145 cals, 13.5 fat (5.3g sat), 0.7g carbs, 434mg sodium, 0.5 sugar, 0.4g fiber, 6g protein
17. Spider Web Chocolate Bark
Chocolate is actually pretty healthy when it’s dark, since it’s high in antioxidants to improve your heart health. Of course, you’ll need to eat in moderation, and stick to one piece. And this Halloween themed bark keeps the festivities and flavor high with an indulgent snack or easy dessert.
Per serving: 225 cals, 9g saturated fat, 19g carbs, 10mg sodium, 10 sugar, 3g fiber, 2g protein
18. Taco Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Pumpkins
Nothing screams healthy like pumpkin—it’s loaded with antioxidants from beta-carotene and vitamin A and C, and it’s super filling, thanks to fiber. Plus, you can make it a Jack-O-lantern like in this recipe from One Lovely Life and stuff it without whatever fillings you like!
Per serving: 186 cals, 1.7g total fat, 31.4g carbs, 102.5mg sodium, 4.3 sugar, 7.7g fiber, 9.4g protein
19. Silly Apple Bites
Apples make for a nutritious, crunchy snack, and these apple bites from Fork and Beans have a fun Halloween flair. The blogger uses green apples, sunflower butter, sunflower seeds, and she gives the apples a strawberry tongue and googly eyes to resemble a silly, spooky monster.
Per serving: 40 cals, 1g total fat (0 sat fat), 4 carbs, 1mg sodium, 5 sugar, 1.4 fiber, 1g protein