6 Healthy Halloween Snacks to Eat Before Trick-or-Treating

Plus, they're all super easy to make!

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We know, we know — trick-or-treating is all about the sweet stuff. But, a little nutrition on the candy-coated holiday never hurt anyone. That’s why we’ve rounded up the spookiest healthy snacks to enjoy before the main event. From avocado toast to bean dip, these Halloween-themed recipes will provide some much-needed energy (and nutrients) to sustain both kids and adults during a long night of candy collecting. Happy snacking!

Monster Avocado Toasts (pictured above)

Delight your little monsters with this spooky-cute avocado toast. Smashed avocado is full of healthy fats to satisfy a hungry tummy, and the adorable monster face is a fun way to sneak in extra veggies. Feel free to use whatever toppings you have on hand – how you eat it is up to you.

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Eat the rainbow with Trisha’s boo-tiful hummus. The squash lends the dip its deep orange color, which pairs perfectly with a side of ghoulishly green tortilla chips. The best part? Butternut squash is loaded with Vitamin C to help ward off a post-trick-or-treat cold.

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Move over, pumpkin – it’s pepper’s time to shine. Use a paring knife to carve a jack-o'-lantern into an orange bell pepper, then stuff the whole thing with a fiber-rich black bean dip. Don’t worry if the dip seems too spicy: the sweetness of the pepper cuts through all the heat.

Party Feature_ Halloween Breakfasts

Party Feature_ Halloween Breakfasts

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Ralph Smith

Looking for a Halloween snack that’s healthy and quick? This ghoulishly green smoothie bowl can be ready to go in just 10 minutes. The best part is that it’s totally customizable. Top your smoothie with all the fruits and nuts you’re craving – we’re big fans of the almond eyebrows.

Are you in charge of the Halloween party this year? If you are, serve this ridiculously easy appetizer: just fill a squeeze bottle with Mexican crema, then pipe a spiderweb pattern on top of your favorite guac. An avocado skull and olive spider are the creepy, crawly cherries on top.

Mandarin Pumpkins

Mandarin Pumpkins

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Jackie Alpers, 2016, Television FoodNetwork, G.P.All Rights Reserved

A black permanent marker is all you need to make this super-cute (low-cal) snack. Simply draw a jack-o’-lantern face on a sweet mandarin orange, then grab and go. It’s so easy, it’s scary.

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