Here are five quick tips to help keep things interesting and nutritious this Halloween:
• Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
You can keep the seeds that come out of the pumpkins you carve and roast them as a snack. Just clean the pulp off in a colander under running water, let the seeds dry between paper towels, season, and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350°.
• Sweet Potato Shapes
Slice up a large sweet potato into rounds and then use cookie cutters to either trim out fun shapes or make imprints in the sweet potatoes. Add some oil of your choice and seasoning then bake at 375° for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
• Candy Corn Fruit Parfait
Make a healthy, pint-sized mock candy corn by layering fruit and yogurt in a glass. Start with pineapple on the bottom, mandarin oranges in the middle, and Greek yogurt on top.
• Spooky Spaghetti
Make spaghetti night spooky by adding a little black food coloring (½ tsp per 16oz of pasta) to the boiling water. The pasta will come out dark purple of black and get everyone talking!
Slice off the top of an orange and remove the insides, then cut a jack-o-lantern face into one side. Take the fruit you dug out, mix with apple chunks, raisins, honey, and Greek yogurt, and then put it back in the carved orange for serving.