Happy Halloween the Healthy-ish Way

Most everything Halloween-related in the food world involves copious amounts of sugar, cheese, or ranch dressing. If you type “healthy Halloween” into google, you get results for oranges cut to look like jack-o-lanterns and salads with no dressing. Call me a cynic, but a banana with a face made from three chocolate chips shoved into it doesn’t thrill me. Obviously, I’m not suggesting that someone eat everything listed below in one sitting. My hope is that these are choices people might realistically eat and enjoy…

Tomato Jalapeno Bloody Mary – (1 cocktail) 135 calories, 0 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram protein, 2 grams fiber, 157 mg sodium

Bloodshot Deviled Egg Eyeballs – (1 half) 62 calories, 5 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams protein, 0 grams fiber, 156 mg sodium

Bite-Size Eyeballs (cheesy pastry puffs) – (1 half) 77 calories,5 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, 0 grams fiber, 39 mg sodium

Halloween Meatloaf Zombie (1/2 of a zombie) – 325 calories, 23 grams of fat, 13 grams carbohydrate, 17 grams protein, 0 grams fiber, 400 mg sodium

Cutely Spooky Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers (1 pepper) – 235 calories, 6 grams of fat, 36 grams of carbohydrate, 13 grams of protein, 6 grams fiber, 364 mg sodium

Wicked Witch Stuffed Potatoes – (1/2 of a potato) – 259 calories, 13 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrate, 10 grams protein, 5 grams fiber, 454 mg sodium

Chili Roasted Carrots (3/4 cup) – 161 calories, 8 grams fat, 23 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, 7 grams fiber, 468 mg sodium

Creepy Coleslaw – (1 cup) 188 calories, 14 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams protein, 3 grams fiber, 169 mg sodium

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts – (1 ghost) 54 calories, 3 grams fat, 6 grams carbohydrate, 1 grams protein, 0 grams fiber, 8 mg sodium