Healthy Halloween ideas

Discover healthy Halloween treats for your party, from spooky buffet nibbles like our pumpkin hummus to devilish dinners such as carved stuffed red peppers.

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about chocolate and sweets. If you're having a Halloween party, why not create some scary snacks and monstrous meals to get everyone into the spine-chilling spirit!

Pumpkin hummus

A scooped out pumpkin filled with hummus and served with red pepper sticks

A hollowed-out pumpkin makes the perfect vessel for a Halloween party dip. Carve out a pumpkin and use the flesh to create a creamy hummus, then scoop back into the skin for a spooky serving suggestion. Serve with red or yellow peppers or wholegrain toasted pittas for a healthy snack.

Try our pumpkin hummus recipe.

Witches’ brew (Pea & bacon chowder)

A cup of pea and bacon soup

It takes just seven ingredients to make this ghoulishly green soup which is ideal as a dinner party starter, or a light yet warming lunch. Add crisp grilled bacon as a delicious garnish to contrast with the vibrant broth. Hubble bubble!

Try our pea & bacon chowder recipe.

Carved stuffed peppers

A selection of carved red, yellow, orange and green peppers

Pumpkins are far from the only vegetable that you can carve and some are much easier to manage. Get inspired with our guide to 9 things you can carve for Halloween that aren’t pumpkins. For example, you could carve scary faces into red or yellow peppers. Roast in the oven until soft and then fill with a gloopy red tomato risotto or slithery spaghetti Bolognese and watch the contents seep out for a truly terrifying serving suggestion. Warning – not for the faint-hearted!

Try our healthy tomato risotto or best ever spaghetti Bolognese.

Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup

Several bowls of creamy pumpkin and lentil soup on a wooden board

Looking for an autumnal lunch dish? This tasty soup uses both the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin for minimal waste and maximum flavour. It's low-fat, gluten-free and vegetarian too – guaranteed to keep everyone happy.

Try our creamy pumpkin & lentil soup recipe.

Creamy tomato soup

A bowl of creamy tomato soup with a bacon roll on a wooden table

It just takes a bit of imagination to transform this classic dish into a scream-worthy soup. Add a freaky finishing flourish by using crème fraîche to create a spider’s web pattern, or garnish with some mini mozzarella balls decorated with cherry tomatoes and basil to create creepy ‘eyeballs’.

Try our creamy tomato soup recipe and take decorative inspiration from our 'eyeball' pasta recipe.

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