5 Healthy Halloween Recipes You Can Recreate at Home

5 Healthy Halloween Recipes You Can Recreate at Home


Don’t go overboard with sweet treats this Halloween by mixing in these delicious but nutritious dishes into the festivities. From appetizers to desserts, there is something for everyone

Whether you’re grown or young, some of the first dishes and treats that come to mind when it comes to Halloween are the sugar-filled kind. While there’s nothing wrong with splurging on a sugary treat once in a while, let’s remember to maintain a balanced diet even throughout the themed festivities. Listed in this article are five recipes that contain ingredients rich in the nutrients your body needs to function properly. These unique takes on October culinary staples are sure to be the star of your Halloween party!

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Beetroot pizza

Beetroot pizza recipe for Halloween
Photo: GAZ OAKLEY (via Instagram)

Let’s not forget that the Halloween season is time best spent with loved ones. With that in mind, fun meals you can share with others include ones like pizza. To adhere to the spooky theme, try baking beetroot pizza. Gaz Oakley’s recipe for the dough calls for flour, baking powder, fast-action dried yeast, extra virgin olive oil, beet juice, and an optional dash of liquid ice. He tops off the pizza with plant-based ingredients, but the rest is totally up to you as the star of the dish is the red-like dough.

Deviled Eggs

Yumna of FeelGoodFoodie’s high-protein recipe is a Halloween-themed update to the famed deviled eggs. She mixes the egg yolk with mayo, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, then uses natural food dyes to color the yolk mix before piping them back into the egg whites. After that, you can garnish and decorate as you wish!

Butterbean Pumpkin Soup

@jensplantbase Butterbean Pumpkin Soup 🎃 – it’s a whole autumn dinner party in my kitchen with another Caribbean inspired recipe! If you’ve enjoyed the traditional Saturday soup then this one’s for you 🌱 1 cup pumpkin/squash 🌱 11/2 cups butter beans (soaked in water overnight) 🌱 1 onion 🌱 1 garlic 🌱 1 green bell pepper 🌱 2 thyme stalks 🌱 5 pimento seeds 🌱 1 celery stick 🌱 ½ chocho 🌱 1 carrot 🌱 2 spring Onions 🌱 1 cup yam 🌱 1 cup potato 🌱 1 scotch Bonnet pepper 🌱 2 tbsp all purpose 🌱 1 tsp black pepper 🌱 ½ pack pumpkin soup mix 🌱1 cup coconut milk 🌱 salt to taste Dumplings 🌱 1¼ cups spelt flour/ plain flour 🌱 ½ tsp salt 🌱 ¾ cup water Method: 1. Add water to a pot along with the butter beans, squash , onions, garlic, thyme, pimento, celery, chocho, scotch bonnet and carrots. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-20mins. 2. In the meantime make the dumplings by mixing the flour water and salt into a dough. 3. Add the dumplings to the pot by rolling a coin sized piece at a time between your hands along with the yam, pumpkin soup mix and cook for a further 10mins. 4. Then add all the raining ingredients and cook for another 10-15 mins To bake the whole pumpkin – cut the top of the pumpkin off, remove the seeds and brush with oil. Wrap in baking paper and foil and bake in the oven @190oC for 1hr or 1hr + 10mins. #butternutsquash #pumpkin #saturdaysoup #butterbeans #caribbeanfood #plantbasedfood ♬ Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James

For a unique dish you can contribute to your next Halloween party, try out Jensplantbase’s Butterbean Pumpkin Soup. This is a Caribbean-inspired recipe served straight onto a cooked pumpkin for extra flavor. To cook this, you’ll need flavorful ingredients like pumpkin or squash, butter beans, onion, garlic, chocho, green bell pepper, and more.

Caramel Slices

@nourishing.amy Halloween Caramel Slices 🍫👻 Caramel bars just got spooky with a no bake cookie dough base, gooey peanut salted caramel middle and a thick dark chocolate top with ghosts – a big YES? #caramel #veganrecipes #veganfood #chocolaterecipe #healthyrecipes #halloweenrecipes ♬ Halloween ・ cute horror song – PeriTune

Nourishing Amy’s Halloween Caramel Bars are a gluten-free and high-protein snack that’s no-bake—meaning, it’s a quick recipe to recreate! Her Halloween recipe calls for oat flour, ground almonds, vegan vanilla protein powder, salt, peanut butter, agave or maple syrup, and coconut oil for the base. You’ll be reusing some of those ingredients for the caramel, then you’ll need dark chocolate and white chocolate for the toppings. 

Mummy Hand Pies

@littleblogofvegan Replying to @POTATOS Spooky Jam Hand Pies 🩸👻 – Flakey Puff pastry filled with blood ‘strawberry jam’! Easy, vegan & gluten-free! Cut puff pastry into recrangles, fill with jam, brush with df milk. Stick strips on top, brush with milk & sugar.. crimp edges. Bake at 180•C fan for 15 mins until golden. Add choc eyes! Enjoy! More recipes: click the link in my bio or visit thelittleblogofvegan.com 🩸 #halloweenfood #halloween #halloweenbaking #puffpastry #easyrecipes #halloweenideas #trickortreats #spookyseason #spookytreats ♬ Monster Mash – Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers

Last but not least are Mummy Hand Pies. Holly Jade has plenty of other vegan Halloween-themed recipes you can try, but the hand pies are simple ones you can make when on a time crunch. All you’ll need are puff pastry, strawberry jam, and milk and sugar to brush on top. There’s also a chocolate version you might prefer, which uses vegan nutella and bananas!

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