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10/21/12 9:23 P


ARDUINNA SparkPoints: (7,599)
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10/21/12 11:06 A

Use orange(sweet) & purple potatoes in this for fun Halloween look:

Use fav healthy deviled egg recipe to make these

Witches broom using light string cheese
(check this article for ghost meringues, carrot "witches fingers", & green pea "monster mouths")

Several cute ideas on this site could be made healthier using Spark recipes but this styling, while several are fine as is...

LOL...I need to much fun looking stuff up ;)

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10/20/12 8:41 P

Wish I could find the picture, but a few years ago, my mother made a skeleton entirely out of various sliced veggies. Very cute and healthy.

Edited by: AMCMASTER at: 10/20/2012 (20:41)
SUSANBEAMON Posts: 5,396
10/20/12 12:55 P

All good ideas and mostly kid-friendly.

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10/20/12 9:39 A


EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,667
10/20/12 3:28 A

apple cider

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10/20/12 2:19 A

Do you want the snacks to be Halloween-themed? Because if so, you can make apple mouths with almond teeth:

You can put out a bowl of hummus with carrot "fingers" sticking up out of it (sliced almonds make great fingernails).

You can make quesadillas with small corn tortillas and cut out a jack-o-lantern face from the top tortilla.

You can use english muffins or small pitas for mini pizzas, use olives for eyes and put narrow strips of cheese across the muffin "face" for a mummy:

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10/20/12 2:06 A

My suggestions: bake small apples with some spices (shrunken heads!),
take the easy 2 ingredient recipe of 1can canned pumpkin & either a box of spice cake mix (pumpkin muffins) or devils food cake (more of a brownie feel) & make in to mini muffins.
sugar free jello or pudding with gummi worms would be silly fun
sliced pears & apples with lowfat caramel sauce, vanilla or honey yogurt with cinnamon mixed in, or nut/seed butter for dipping.

Also check out Hungry Girl for tons of fun party nibbles & fun cocktail ideas.

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10/19/12 8:43 P


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10/19/12 8:34 P


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10/19/12 3:04 P

Roasted veggies make a nice change from a raw veggie tray.

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10/19/12 2:38 P

Air popped popcorn
Fruit Cups
Jello with fruit
Spice Cake Cupcakes made with canned pumpkin

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10/19/12 2:20 P

I second or third apples!

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10/19/12 11:37 A


10/19/12 9:34 A

BALANCE-4-ME, I love your personal affirmations to prevent cheating with halloween candy! I'm going to use those too!!! Last year i totally ate too much halloween candy. Bought it too early and then couldn't resist it sitting there. NOT THIS YEAR!

ORODEO73 Posts: 474
10/19/12 7:02 A

Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins (ants on a log)
Sherbert and 7up

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10/19/12 6:57 A


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128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
10/19/12 6:42 A

Thank you everyone............I will be using some of these ideas.

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,007
10/19/12 5:54 A

all very good suggestions here...

SUSANK16 Posts: 522
10/19/12 5:47 A

I think it depends on what type of a party or group that you are having but I am with the fruit kabobs and air popped popcorn.

10/19/12 3:35 A

In England we traditionally ate apples. No sugar, no sweeteners, just apples...

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10/19/12 2:47 A

try a low fat recipe for deviled eggs and put black olive on them. if you cut one in half, then slice the other one thinly, you can top the eggs and make it look like spiders on top :)

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10/19/12 12:36 A

alot of people suggested apples but i always enjoyed bobbing for apples when i was a kid.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 9,740
10/19/12 12:29 A

It is apple season with plenty of varieties to choose from.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 7,567
10/19/12 12:07 A

Sorry, folks, I am still traditional. Jello??

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10/18/12 11:56 P


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10/18/12 11:09 P

My two favorite snacks are

lowfat popcorn'...and gala apples or honeycrisp apples

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10/18/12 7:29 P

I just made some purple potato chips and sweet potato chips. The orange and purple look pretty Halloweenish to me. They're tasty and healthy. I don't put salt on mine and there's no oil or anything either.

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10/18/12 2:29 P

Pumpkin seeds? :) They have tons of calories but are high in protein and good fats.

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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
10/18/12 2:22 P

Pears are great in the fall, as well as apples. Just be sure to use an ascorbic acid (vit.C) bath to avoid browning if you're slicing fruits ahead of time. Of course, since it's a Hallowe'en party, maybe you can get away with yucky looking fruit.... :)

Have fun!

DANAG22 Posts: 739
10/18/12 2:14 P

smartfood popcorn

VSTREIS2002 Posts: 10
10/18/12 2:11 P

Vegan artichoke dip. It is hot and yummy. Total comfort food. Plus does not taste so great with chocolate.

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10/18/12 2:06 P

Vegan artichoke dip. It is hot and yummy. Total comfort food. Plus does not taste so great with chocolate.

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10/18/12 11:17 A

grapes and peaches

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UGAKATE85 Posts: 2,630
10/18/12 11:15 A

found a great blog with healthy Halloween treats!!

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10/17/12 6:57 P


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10/17/12 6:50 P


UGAKATE85 Posts: 2,630
10/17/12 5:30 P

fruit skewers, caprese skewers, hummus, etc. Pinterest has lots of ideas if you are a member!

DIETER27 Posts: 6,897
10/17/12 5:12 P

grapes, air- popped popcorn, apples, humuss and kashi crackers, veggie chips

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10/17/12 1:01 P

I've switched my "party" food to incorporate at least one of the following appetizers - at least those watching their calories have a healthy option:
Cut veggies and dip/hummus.
Fresh fruit tray
Pita chips and hummus
Baked tortilla chips and guac

I'd use gummy worms on the guac or hot sauce/ketchup on the dips for "fake blood" maybe. If I had all kinds of time, I'd cut the fruit in pointy shapes and tell kids/friends to make monster faces. The mouth would be melons or pineapple. Eyes/nose would be grapes/berries.

As far as personal snacking i.e. eating something to avoid snacking on the chocolate
#1) I plan to give away all the chocolate (at 8pm, some kid(s) will get whatever is left in my candy bowl before I shut down for the night)
#2) I plan to NOT open the bags of chocolate until Halloween day
#3) I plan to eat before going trick-or-treating and chewing gum when I hand out goodies.

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10/17/12 12:40 P

*them, not then.

Edited by: CJ_STEELE357 at: 10/17/2012 (12:45)
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10/17/12 12:35 P

Mini pizzas. Use mini whole grain pitas for crust, brush on some tomato sauce or flavored olive oil, then top with low fat shredded cheese and add toppings. I like mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes, and Field Roast Italian sausage.

Heat then in the microwave or toaster oven. Or you could stuff the pita pockets and cut them up and serve them like the frozen pizza bites.

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10/17/12 11:45 A


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10/17/12 11:45 A

jello!! :)

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10/17/12 11:38 A

ooh pumpkin bars sound good! I'll have to look those up.

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10/17/12 10:41 A


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10/17/12 10:32 A

Bowl full of peeled grapes. Tell everyone they are eyeballs.
Pumpkin bars

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
10/17/12 10:02 A

Tuna dip with wheat crackers and/or turkey sausage slices

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
10/17/12 9:53 A

I am having a Halloween party and want to have some healthy snacks to turn to. Does anyone have any suggestions beside just veg tray.

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