LighterLife Halloween Fun: Healthy Food Ideas

October 15, 2013 - Recipes, Weight Management

Encourage your family to be healthy this Halloween by ditching the toffee apples and candy for some of these healthy Halloween party alternatives…

Pumpkin face Pumpkin crudites Create a clever edible pumpkin for the table using carrots, broccoli for the top and cucumber slices for the mouth. For the eyes and nose, make a low-fat tzatziki dip using half a grated cucumber, 75g reduced fat plain yoghurt and half a garlic clove, chopped. Mix all the ingredients together and leave to chill in the fridge before serving.



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We love this easy idea from the website Spoonful. Simply quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter and then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.

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If you’re inviting friends round for dinner this Halloween, why not treat them to a stuffed pepper with a twist?

4 orange peppers
150ml LighterLife Savoury Broth
1 tbsp tomato purée
50g couscous
10 black olives, chopped
4 spring onions, sliced
small bunch basil, chopped
100g feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Slice the top off each pepper, de-seed and carefully carve out a mouth, nose and eyes on the side of the pepper (as you would a pumpkin). Put the tops back on the peppers and bake for 20 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, combine the Savoury Broth and the tomato purée and mix well. Add the couscous, stir, then cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes until the couscous is tender.

Add the olives, spring onions, basil and feta to the couscous and mix well.

Now remove the peppers from the oven, take the ‘lids’ off, carefully spoon the couscous and feta filling into each pepper, replace the ‘lids’, and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes to cook through.

Serves 4, approx 93 kcal per serving

*Note: Pepper image is just an example and courtesy of