Harvest-time and Halloween have gone hand-in-hand since the earliest pagan celebrations of the holiday, and when you’re trying to make Halloween less about the candy factor, returning to a harvest celebration with a spooky twist can be a great approach. Here are a few amazing recipes that take advantage of the season’s bounty…with a few spooky ideas thrown in for good measure.
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Fresh cider has already begun to appear in the stores and at the farmer’s market, and who doesn’t love bringing some home from a family trip to the apple orchard? Enjoy your find in high seasonal style at your Halloween festivities with some spooky props for a nutritiously reasonable treat.
This recipe is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a sweet, spooky treat this Halloween. Give your kids a bowl of extra blueberries to let them sculpt their own terrifying faces onto their ghostly shakes. If you’re serving a crowd, hand out paper cups and markers and let them go crazy with their creepiest imaginations while they wait their turn to be served.
While sweet treats are always on the menu for Halloween costume parties, people still appreciate the chance to offset their chocolate and candy consumption with a little roughage, so I usually bring some veggies and dip. I figure if I’m going to be the one to bring the healthy snacks, I might as well make them fun.
Tomorrow is a big day for kids. Costumes, candy, haunted houses and for the faithful few, waiting in sincere pumpkin patches for the arrival of the Great Pumpkin. For parents, that means a lot of work…and a lot of candy management. We hope these tips will make it easier to make healthy decisions as you rush through your last minute preparations.
As much as we all look forward to indulging in a few extra sweets for a fun holiday like Halloween, it’s also easy to get carried away and go just a little too far. When you’ve got kids in the house, bringing in extras from school parties and trick-or-treating, keeping the candy indulgence to a reasonable limit takes careful planning. With a little creativity and inspiration, Halloween can be a little healthier, and just as much fun.
If you struggle to convince your kids that vegetables have a legitimate place in candy’s favorite holiday, hope over to 365 Halloween for inspiration. They’ve pulled pictures from around the web showcasing just how terrifyingly tasty vegetables can be. Best of all, these creative vegetables platters are a great opportunity to get the kids involved.