Spooky Food for a Healthy Halloween

Find delightfully dreadful inspiration for your Halloween potlucks and parties in the produce aisle

Did you know that based on the nutrition labels on popular candies, the average child accumulates 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of treats on Halloween night?

Every family has its own strategy for keeping the kids healthy during the candy-centric holiday without compromising all the fun. But one of the ways to keep everyone’s candy consumption in check is to eat well before heading out for trick or treating or to a Halloween party. You—and your kids—are less likely to snack along the way if you’re already full.

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Laura Bashar - Roasted Cauliflower Head

Laura Bashar

To make feeding your horde of monsters easy, look no further than your produce aisle. Plenty of fresh inspirations lurk around those piles of fruits and vegetables!

Roasted Brain

A whole cauliflower looks a lot like a brain. The colorful ones are especially intriguing once roasted. Check out this recipe by our friend Laura Bashar.

Stuffed Skull

Stuff and roast the bumpy, creepy green Buttercup Squashes like our friend McKenzie Hall did with Carnival Squashes. Not only do they look like an alien head, the winter squashes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C.

Frieda's Specialty Produce - McKenzie Hall - Farro Stuffed Carnival Squash

McKenzie Hall

Witch’s Fingers

Oh, the possibilities are endless! Serve Purple Snow Peas or Purple Baby Carrots with Ranch dressing, or Fingerling Potatoes or oven-baked Stokes Purple® Sweet Potato fries with a Black Garlic mayonnaise.

There Will Be Blood

Red Dragon Fruit and Red Cactus Pear provide naturally bright magenta-red color you can add to fruit salad, smoothies, sorbets, and mocktail to create the blood splatters without artificial dye.

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Red Cactus Pear Mocktail

Refreshing “blood”

Terrifying Tablescape

Gnarly Buddha’s Hand Citron, alien-looking Kiwano®, and fuzzy Rambutans create a frightening centerpiece.

We can’t wait to see your #SpookyFood creations come alive! (It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!)

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