Skip to content

Food & Recipes

Font Size

Ghoulishly Healthy Halloween Snacks

No trick: These treats will help scare candy cravings away
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

It's Halloween week, and that candy you've bought to be prepared for the kids is slowly devouring your best intentions. What can do you to fight off those ghastly urges? Give yourself permission to eat something healthy that's still in the spirit of the day.

Here are four yummy "treats" that will help "trick" your taste buds and satisfy even the most diehard lover of Halloween.

Pumpkin Cracker Snacks

Journal as: 1/2 serving low-fat crackers and 1/2 serving cheese.

10 reduced-fat wheat crackers (reduced-fat Triscuits can also be used)
10 thin slices of reduced-fat cheddar cheese
5 or more slices of light salami or sliced deli turkey
10 slices of black olives (if desired)

  • Set out 10 wheat crackers on serving plate.
  • Carve out 10 pumpkins from the slices of cheddar cheese using an open 2-inch pumpkin cookie cutter. Set a pumpkin on each cracker.
  • Carve a half slice of salami into two eyes, a nose and a mouth and place on the cheese pumpkin. You can use a black olive slice for the mouth if desired.
  • Serve and ENJOY!

Makes 5 servings (2 crackers each)

Per serving: 96 calories, 8 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 5 g fat, 1 g fiber, 250 mg sodium.

Trick or Treat Trail Mix

Journal as: 1 serving low-fat cracker, 1 serving dried fruit, and 1 serving nuts.

This is a great snack if you are on the go on Halloween afternoon.

1 cup of pretzel sticks or mini pretzel twists
1 cup of reduced-fat cheese crackers (such as Reduced Fat Cheese Nips)
1 cup lightly salted roasted or party peanuts (or similar nut)
1 cup orange or black dried fruit (raisins or dried apricots or dried peaches)
1/2 cup Halloween M&Ms (optional)

  • Combine all the ingredients in a big bowl and toss to mix well.
  • Use a 1/2 cup measure to scoop out 1/2 cup of the mixture into a zip-top or plastic bag. Tie the ends closed with orange and black curling ribbon or decorative wire.

Makes 9 (1/2 cup) bags

Per serving: 213 calories, 6 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 2.5 g fiber, 227 mg sodium.

1 | 2 | 3

Today on WebMD

Four spoons with mustards
What condiments are made of and how much to use.
salmon and spinach
How to get what you need.
grilled veggies
Easy ideas for dinner tonight.
Greek Salad
Health benefits, what you can eat and more.

WebMD Recipe Finder

Browse our collection of healthy, delicious recipes, from WebMD and Eating Well magazine.

roasted chicken
grilled steak

Loaded with tips to help you avoid food allergy triggers.

Loading ...

Sending your email...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.


Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

vegetarian sandwich
vegan soup
Foods To Boost Mens Heath Slideshow