Tips for Planning a Healthier Halloween Party

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Oct 25, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Baldwin_Halloween_Party_Snacks_778_cropped.jpgIf you’re planning a Halloween party, the event doesn’t have to be all about candy and unhealthy treats. This healthy black-and-orange themed menu will keep ghosts and goblins of all ages coming back for more.

Spooky Appetizers

Serve black bean mango salsa with black bean tortilla chips.

To make salsa, combine 1 can rinsed black beans, 2 to 3 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 diced mango, 1/3 cup diced red onion and a minced jalapeño pepper.

Create a platter filled with raw baby carrots and sliced orange peppers. Serve with black bean dip.

Melt low-fat shredded cheddar cheese over black bean tortilla chips. Top with sliced black olives.

Skewer low-fat cheese cubes with olives.

Devilish Drinks

Orange Halloween punch: Combine 6 cups chilled pineapple juice, 1 cup orange juice and 3 cups cold water.

For festive variations, add the following: Eyeball punch: Freeze blueberry “eyeballs” and float in punch just before serving.

Floating hand or face punch: Fill a clean plastic glove or kid-sized Halloween mask with water (tape up any openings first) and freeze. Remove ice mold and float in punch.

Spider punch: Decorate bowl and surrounding area with plastic spiders for a spooky but fun touch.

Ghoulish Desserts

Serve black-and-orange fruit salad that includes orange sections, diced mango and blackberries.

Mix toasted pumpkin seeds with raisins.

Skewer cubes of cantaloupe with blackberries.

Dip apricots halfway with melted dark chocolate.

Nutrition - Tips for Planning a Healthier Halloween Party

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Review Date: September 14, 2016
Reviewed By: Nora Minni, RD, CDN
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