October 31st is just around the corner! It can be a scary time… for your diet! And if stocking the house with Halloween candy weren’t enough, you know your kids’ll be toting home even more. If you’re not careful during the rush, the whole family will be snacking on Snickers and dining on Dum Dums! So to save your sanity, we’ve got a few suggestions for easy and healthy halloween snacks.
The first step for making easy Halloween snacks is simple: stock your fridge a few days in advance. The last thing you want in the midst of designing costumes, perfecting house decorations, and keeping watch for pranksters, is to stress out about what you’re gonna eat. Halloween snacks don’t have to be too involved, but they’d better be healthy if you hope to make it through the holiday without repeated candy comas!
Why Hummus is Perfect in Halloween Snacks
If you’ve ever read our blog, or a blog, or any health food article ever, you might have noticed that hummus is a bona fide superfood. Heck, even a cursory examination of its ingredients will reveal that it definitely beats Skittles! Chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon, garlic, and spices… what’s not to love? That’s a decent reason why hummus makes decent Halloween snacks, or even Halloween party food for adults… but when you take a look at the healthy macronutrients and vitamins and minerals in it, you’ll definitely be hooked!
Here’s a quick shakedown of our easy Halloween snack dip:
- 175 calories
- 20g complex carbohydrates
- 5g of protein
- 8.5g of heart healthy Omega-3 fats
- 4g of dietary fiber
- Significant levels (10% or more of Recommended Daily Values) of manganese, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, phosphorus, and copper
- Lesser amounts (10% RDV or less) of iron, magnesium, zinc, thiamin, calcium, and potassium.
It’s never been so easy to whip up some healthy halloween snacks. With a few containers of hummus in the fridge, preferably in a variety of delicious flavors, you are officially ready to resist the Reese’s!
Quick Bites and Halloween Party Snacks
Everyone knows about classic Original Recipe hummus, but why not think outside the box? Since you’re competing with Crunch bars, try looking for inventive hummus flavors!
Thankfully, in today’s market, you can find a healthy variety of hummus flavors for making yummy Halloween snacks—or even Halloween party food for adults! Try out Buffalo Bleu for a zesty take on a classic American flavor. Or try exotic Thai Coconut Curry for a sweet and tangy flavor. Or if you want something classier, a Roasted Black Garlic or Kale Pesto hummus is sure to please guests. And if you like it a bit hotter, Spicy Avocado and Jalapeño Red both pack just the right amount of punch. With these winners in your fridge, your house will be the best on the block!
If you want to know how these unique flavors can create healthy and easy Halloween snacks, be sure to visit our HOPE Kitchen, Instagram page, and YouTube channel! But in case that overwhelms you with hundreds of great Halloween snack ideas, here are a couple good ones to treat your tongue:
These beautiful bread bites are incredibly fast to make, considering how delicious they are! Just cut a baguette into half-inch slices topped with olive oil, toast them, and spread on some Kale Pesto hummus. Finish with cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, sea salt and fresh basil, and you’re ready to go.
This delicious vegan pizza is a bit more time-intensive, but it makes a great meal or Halloween party food for adults! Top a cauliflower pizza crust with Buffalo Bleu hummus, marinated tempeh, basil leaves, green onion, radish, microgreens and dairy-free yogurt—then cut it into slices! Scary how fast it’ll disappear.
It’s official: when you’re looking for an easy Halloween snack, hummus is the treat that’ll do the trick! Make sure you choose a premium brand like HOPE Hummus: USDA Certified Organic, High Pressure Processed, and containing only extra virgin olive oil. That will ensure that you and your little monsters get the most out of the 31st!
As always, cheers and happy eating.