Sweets? Treats? Yes! But artificial colors, flavors and excess sweeteners? No thanks. This Halloween, try celebrating with some of these festive, clean food recipes instead.
Since my son was 3, we’ve gone trick or treating with the story that candy can be used as money at Toys R Us. He loves it.
Each year he collects all his candy in a bag and hands it over as payment for whatever toy he wants. It’s his big gift for the year – bigger than Christmas – so this is something he really looks forward too.
Of course I also make plenty of sweet treats like the ones listed here to help make the day feel special.
Whether you have kids or not, get creative and make sure everyone (including YOU) gets a treat this Halloween!
These Spooky Banana Pops are coated in a paleo-friendly white chocolate that sounds deeeeeelicious.
How cute and easy are these Guacamole Bats? Plus, guacamole is a great source of natural fats to help slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
I love the decadent look of these Pumpkin Creme Bars. They’d be great for Thanksgiving too!
Want candy? Make candy! This real food recipe for Pumpkin Fudge Cups is easier than you’d think.
Host a ghoulish dinner party with healthy Pear Ghosts for dessert.
Don’t these Witch Finger Cookies look amazing? They’re even better when you check out the ingredient list.
When I indulge in sweets I try to eat plenty of protein to help keep my blood sugar stable. Eggs are perfect! And these Boo Eggs may be the easiest “recipe” yet.
Caramel Apple Nachos are my go-to for Halloween parties, year after year. They work equally well with sunbutter if you need something nut-free!
Green Eyed Monster Deviled Eggs make for a spooky buffet item – plus they’ll offer some nutrition among a sea of sugary treats. I say, do it.
And finally, a twist on a classic. Spiced Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds bring a taste of the season to your festivities.