For people adhering to a healthy diet, Halloween and its association with sugary treats can be a challenge. Children trick-or-treating and adults at office and social parties are faced with the problem. There are plenty of delicious and healthy Halloween recipes you can follow that contain only real, organic ingredients. Some recipes contribute to the recommended daily allotment of fruits and vegetables, which can be augmented by good meal planning and supplements like JuicePlus+, a pure and natural drink and a great source of healthy fruits and vegetables.
Orange and Black Chocolate Dipped Fruit
This recipe could not be easier, and it yields a tasty, colorful treat in Halloween colors of orange and black.
- 1 4-once bar of dark chocolate, finely chopped
- ½ cup dried mango pieces
- ½ cup dried papaya pieces
- ½ cup dried apricot pieces
Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet. Finely chop the chocolate bar, and heat in a double boiler or microwave at half power until almost melted (around 2 minutes). Stir until smooth. Dip the mango, papaya and apricot pieces in the chocolate and arrange on the baking sheet. Chill until set, for around 10 minutes. Delish!
These scary edible eyeballs make a dramatic impression. They are made from bowl-shaped longan, an Asian fruit that is similar to lychee and can be found in the international isle of a large grocery store. As an alternative, you can use lychee or even frozen honeydew melon balls.
- 1 can of longan (lychee or frozen melon balls are alternatives)
- Softened cream cheese
- Fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 zip top freezer bag, quart size
- 1 can of frozen apple-cherry juice, thawed
Drain the longan in a strainer, making sure to remove most of the liquid. Place the cream cheese inside the bag, move it to one corner and squeeze the air out the bag before sealing it. Cut a small corer off the tip of the bag with the cream cheese. Pipe the cream cheese into the center of the longan, and place a blueberry on each one. Spoon the apple-cherry juice over each eyeball, allowing it to run into the crevices of the fruit. Enjoy the scary result!
Pumpkin Patch Punch
This orange punch with a Mexican flair is perfect for a Halloween party for young and old alike.
- 10 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
- 1 29-ounce can pure pumpkin (3 ½ cups)
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- I cup of ripe pineapple cut into chunks
- Stevia sweetener to taste (optional)
Combine water, apple juice and 2 cinnamon sticks in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the pumpkin and simmer. Add the lime zest. Taste, and add stevia to sweeten if desired. Simmer for 15 minutes. Cool the mixture and then refrigerate for 2-3 hours. The pumpkin pulp should be settled to the bottom. Strain liquid. Serve cold in glasses filled with ice. Add pineapple and garnish with cinnamon sticks for an orange Halloween treat.