Healthy Halloween: 6 Festive (and Lighter) Recipes

Healthy Halloween: 6 Festive (and Lighter) Recipes

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Stephanie Barlow
Oct 29, 2010
Think healthy Halloween is an oxymoron? For those who can't indulge in the high-sugar treats of the season (and some of us who are just trying our best to steer clear!), here are six must-try alternatives. • 1. Savory Stuffed Pumpkin It wouldn't be Halloween without a pumpkin on display; why not make it the literal centerpiece of your meal as well? • 2. Black Rice Pudding Looking for a spooky alternative to chocolate and candy for dessert? Try this creamy black rice pudding from epicurious. • 3. Roasted Almonds with Paprika and Orange These addictive spiced almonds are flecked with the color of the season and safe to snack on all night! • 4. Mango Yogurt Smoothie Skip the milkshakes and whip up these bright orange smoothies. • 5. Spicy Squash Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese This colorful entree from Smitten Kitchen looks festive and is even better for you. • 6. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Don't forget one of the only Halloween staples that isn't loaded with sugar -- classic roasted pumpkin seeds. Also try brining them first! What are your favorite tricks for healthy Halloween treats? Related: Favorite Orange Recipes For Halloween (Images: See linked posts for full image credits, Smitten Kitchen, Romulo Yanes/Gourmet, Flickr user miriam_kato licensed for use under Creative Commons)
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