Posted on 10/24/2017 at 10:37 AM by YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Yes, we all love a festive pumpkin-shaped frosted sugar cookie, but once you see these creations, you’ll consider adding just a little health consciousness to your Halloween party platters. Plus, it’ll set you off on the right food for the rest of the upcoming holidays!
Assembly required, but no baking or cooking! This Frankenstein Avocado Toast is a playful hit with adults and kids. Full of healthy fats and so much Instagram potential.
Decorate these Halloween Baked Potato Skin Pizzas with spider-shaped olives, jack-o-lantern pepperoni or whatever ghoulish inspiration comes to mind. Full of fiber, potassium and whimsy.
All the healthy goodness of bananas with the added perk of chocolate — it is Halloween after all; make these Frozen “Boo”-Nana Pops with the kids.
Banana fan? Keep it going with Frozen Banana Mummies and Hairy Creature Things; you just need to add some cocoa butter and coconut sugar plus a sprinkling of chocolate chips, currants or raisins.
The rolled oats and whole wheat flour add some essential fiber to these Mummy Granola Bars — a treat for the eyes and belly.
Swap your pumpkin spice latte (PSL, for the cool kids) with this Pumpkin Smoothie recipe — a festive addition to your breakfast or a pre-workout boost.
Almost too cute to eat, these Jack-O-Lantern Orange Fruit Cups are naturally healthy and super quick to prepare.
Worried about allergies or picky eaters? Have some alternative party treats on hand. The YMCA of the Twin Cities suggests a bowl filled with things like stickers, bouncy balls, art supplies, temporary tattoos and mini jars of Play-doh.
Face painting, a Hotel Transylvania screening, carnival games and a costume contest judged by the Des Moines Fire Department: see you at the Grubb YMCA Beggars’ Night Party!
The Boone YMCA’s Pumpkin Palooza includes games, hot dogs, special guests and costumes, of course!
Meanwhile at the Walnut Creek YMCA, kids will be enjoying a fall-themed Parents Night Out while the grownups enjoy an evening to themselves.
Drop in to the Walnut Creek YMCA for Family Art Saturday where you’ll have fun creating an original tree painting!
Head southeast to continue the excitement at the South Suburban YMCA’s Family Fun Day with trick-or-treating, open swim and more!
Finally, round out the evening at our Waukee YMCA for Healthy Halloween — a free family event offered in partnership with Blank Children's and Waukee APEX! Come for trick-or-treating, a Monster Mash dance party and lots of fun.