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Healthier Halloween Treats and Eats (Vegan & WFPB)

Add to your Halloween fun by trying a new treat—-and make it immune-boosting while you’re at it! I’ve collected some of the easiest, most creative ideas from the internet that are whole-food plant-based.

  1. Puking Pumpkin Nachos. The perfect Halloween project for your teenagers! To make completely oil-free, make your own chips by baking corn tortillas in the oven or air-fryer. Layer with fat-free refried beans, salsa, cilantro, cashew cheese sauce, and then fill the pumpkin with guacamole.

Like this one from Somewhat Simple.

Or this one from Don’t Go Bacon my Heart. 

Ooh, kind of does make me nauesous just looking at it! Kind of like buckets of candy….

2. Puking Watermelon Fruit Salad. If you’re into the gross-looking healthy stuff, you’ll also enjoy this delicious idea from the Hello Fresh blog. 

3. Spider Toasts. Spread cashew cream cheese on a whole wheat bagette or cracker, then assemble black olives and chopped basil on top like so.


4. Pumpkin Hummus. You all know I love hummus. Serving it in a small hollowed-out pumpkin is such an easy way to make it festive! Our favorite hummus is this curry hummus. This Spicy Pumpkin Hummus from My Life Cookbook is also 100% WFPB and sounds delish.

Or serve it like this, as created by Super Healthy Kids.

5. Candy Corn Veggie Tray from High Heels and Grills. The perfect way to serve veggies for eating with that hummus!

6. Spiders on a Log. This is a really easy idea from Everyday Health that just takes a trip to the dollar store for plastic spiders.

7. Orange fruit cup jack-o-lanterns. A very COVID-safe treat to share is fruit cups of mandarin oranges or peaches with a Sharpie taken to them. Try to find the kinds packed in juice and not syrup.

8. Boonanas and Pumpkintines. These are all over the internet, but they’re so simple and cute, I can’t help but make sure you’ve seen them, too! Simply press chocolate chips into banana halves for ghosts, and cut pieces of celery to poke into a peeled clementine for pumpkins.

9. Jack-o-lantern Fruit or Veggie Platter. Easy and healthy. Perfect!

Check out the full post from The Produce Moms. 

See this idea at Number 2 Pencil.com.

10. Halloween Pasta Salad from Smile Sandwich. Toss with your favorite italian dressing, or just some lemon juice and herbs.

11. Halloween Smoothie Bowls, or Acai bowls. Start your day off right! Use non-dairy yogurt to make this completely plant-based.

See the full recipe at Eating Well.

12. Bloody cups. If you’re like me, you don’t even want to eat processed candy, but you want something sweet. Homemade treats are the answer! Check out the recipe for these delicious treats at Elephantastic Vegan.

13. My own idea is to draw jack-o-lantern faces on clementines and hide them in your yard for your little ones to find, like Easter eggs. Always a hit!


More fall treat ideas:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Festive Holiday Cider (for warming up after being outside!)

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Latte

Pumpkin Brownies

Apple Nachos with Date Carmel

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