Healthy Halloween ideas

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

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

Halloween stuffed peppers

Carved stuffed peppers

Pumpkins are far from the only vegetable you can carve – and some are much easier to manage. Our tasty roast peppers are carved into scary shapes before being filled with a vegetarian grain mix. Alternatively, you could fill with a gloopy red tomato risotto or slithery spaghetti Bolognese and watch the contents seep out for a truly terrifying serving suggestion. But watch out – it's not for the faint-hearted!

Try our healthy Halloween stuffed peppers recipe or be inspired by our guide to 9 things you can carve for Halloween that aren’t pumpkins.

Healthy Halloween nachos

A platter of bat-shaped nachos with dips

Try a chilling take on chips 'n' dips with these fun bat-shaped tortilla crisps, guaranteed to add some goodness to any Halloween party buffet spread. Wholewheat tortillas add fibre and crunch, while the sweetcorn salsa, guacamole and carrot dippers provide three of your five-a-day.

Try our healthy Halloween nachos recipe.

Healthy Halloween pizzas

Pizzas decorated with olives for Halloween

Kids will love decorating these individual pizzas with olive 'spiders' or another terrifying topping of their choosing – provide some pre-prepared vegetables and let them create their own eerie designs. We've worked wholemeal flour into the dough for extra nutrients and kept the salt levels low.

Try our healthy Halloween pizza recipe.

Pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes decorated with blackberries

Make seasonal pumpkin or butternut squash the star of the show with this simple pancake recipe. Serve with your favourite yogurt and fresh fruit for a fiendishly good Halloween breakfast or brunch.

Try our healthy pumpkin pancakes recipe.

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.

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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