We have a number of Halloween recipes
including a section on healthy Halloween snacks for a healthier option
to all the sugar that kids eat during this holiday.
Halloween is looked forward to by all kids going door-to-door hoping to
get a treat. However, sometimes the amount of sugar that kids consume
after their night of scavenging can be quite staggering. And although
you can be very creative during this holiday season, it is better to
offer as many healthy alternatives as possible without spoiling their
Excessive sugar consumption has been linked with hyperactivity and
allergic reactions in children and cited as a contributing factor in
obesity and adult-onset diabetes. This is why we have
included quite a number of pumpkin recipes and popcorn recipes in the
list below as healthy alternatives.
However, this doesn't mean that your food and drink has to be boring!
It doesn't! A Halloween party is not a party without a punch. Make a Blood Bath punch
mixing 64 ounces
of cranberry juice with 4 cups of apple juice and 4 cups of vanilla ice
Or perhaps you want to make a Toxic
Take 4 liters of green lemon-lime soda, 24 ounces
orange juice concentrate, 2 packets of blue kool aid made up.
Quickly knock up some meringue mixture and make miniature bones out of
the mixture and cook in a cool oven until dry.
We also have pictures of some ideas for Halloween treats below.
For those of you who are looking for the easiest way to cook fresh
pumpkin for those quick and easy Halloween treats then the way to do it
is to halve it, scoop out all the seeds and stringy pulp and bake it in
the oven at 325º F for 1 hour, or until tender. If you want to
microwave your pumpkin, microwave in a covered dish on high at 100% for
6-8 minutes per pound, or 12-16 minutes for 2-3 pound of pumpkin. Let
it stand for 5 minutes. Discard peel. Mash or press through a sieve or