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77 10/21/12 11:06 A
Use orange(sweet) & purple potatoes in this for fun Halloween look: http://www.parenting.com/gallery/healthy -kids-snacks?pnid=104877
Use fav healthy deviled egg recipe to make these http://www.parenting.com/gallery/hallowe en-recipes?pnid=609613
Witches broom using light string cheese http://www.parenting.com/gallery/hallowe en-recipes?pnid=611630 (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... http://www.allyou.com/food/celebrations/ easy-halloween-appetizers-004000000551 27/page25.html
LOL...I need to stop...so much fun looking stuff up ;)
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59 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.
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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77 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. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de tail.asp?recipe=2079125 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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5,518 10/19/12 8:43 P
Roasted veggies make a nice change from a raw veggie tray.
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871 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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4,926 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!
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3 10/18/12 11:09 P
My two favorite snacks are
lowfat popcorn'...and gala apples or honeycrisp apples
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1,248 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.
Fitness Minutes: (1,876)
10/18/12 2:29 P
Pumpkin seeds? :) They have tons of calories but are high in protein and good fats.
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.... :)
Fitness Minutes: (1,408)
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.
10/17/12 12:40 P
*them, not then.
Edited by: CJ_STEELE357 at: 10/17/2012 (12:45)
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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