October 26, 2020

Healthy Halloween Treats

General, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Halloween and healthy habits don’t typically have much in common. While it’s difficult to practice healthy eating on Halloween, it’s certainly not impossible. These spooky and downright delicious treats will get your kids excited about eating healthy on Halloween! No tricks here – these healthy desserts will be the main attraction of your frightfully fun night.

Halloween Banana Popsicles


4 large fresh bananas

1 cup nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

16 popsicle sticks

1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter


  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a mat. Peel 2 bananas and slice each in half, cross-wise. Slice each half in half again the “long” way, so that you have 4 long narrow pieces total. Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of each, then place on the baking sheet.
  2. Cut pointy tips off of the 2 remaining bananas, then slice the bananas crosswise into3 equal round “logs.” Insert a popsicle stick into one end of each, then place on the baking sheet. Freeze all banana pops for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the frozen yogurt and powdered sugar. Once the bananas are frozen, dip them into the yogurt mixture, then return them to the lined baking sheet. Return to the freezer for at least 1 hour to allow the yogurt to set.
  4. Place the peanut butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl, then heat until smooth and creamy, about 30-45 seconds, stirring as needed. With a small spoon, drizzle on top of the banana mummies to make "bandages.” Place mini chocolate chips for eyes. Return to the freezer until the peanut butter is firm, about 30 additional minutes. When ready to serve, let the banana popsicles soften at room temperature for a few minutes. Enjoy immediately, or place in a bag and freeze.

Candy Corn Fruit Pops


1 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup agave nectar

1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain

1 medium banana

1 cup pineapple

2 medium oranges

1/2 cup pieces mango


  1. In a blender, combine coconut milk, yogurt and agave until smooth.
  2. Pour about an inch of the mixture into popsicle molds.
  3. Save the rest for the next layer.
  4. Use 1/2 of what’s left from the white layer, adding oranges and mango.
  5. Blend well, pour into a glass and set aside.
  6. Use remaining half of white layer, adding banana and pineapple.
  7. Blend well, pour in a glass and set aside until ready to layer.
  8. Once the first layer is slushy (don’t freeze completely or you won’t be able to get the popsicle stick in at the end, pour the orange layer into the molds until there is a little more than an inch left for the yellow layer.
  9. Freeze again for another 30 minutes, until the orange layer is slushy.
  10. Top with yellow layer.
  11. Place popsicles sticks in and freeze until completely frozen.

Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl


5 cups of spinach

3 frozen bananas

1/2 mango

Handful of blueberries


  1. Draw a Frankenstein face on a jar of your choice.
  2. Blend the banana, spinach and mango until smooth and combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a jar and top with the blueberries.
  4. Enjoy!

Jack-O-Lantern Juice


2 cups frozen peaches

1 carrot cut into chunks

2 medium bananas

1 cup plain yogurt

1 cup milk


  1. Use a permanent marker to draw jack-o-lantern faces on two clear plastic cups.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well.
  3. Pour smoothie into cups and serve immediately.

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