Today’s Solutions: October 19, 2021

Between the party treats, pumpkin spiced goodies, and mountains of candy your kids will haul home, Halloween is full of sugary indulgences. Don’t worry, it is possible to make spooky treats that don’t scare your arteries. In honor of Halloween, we are sharing some healthy recipes to mix up your holiday routine and fuel yourself for a night of trick-or-treating!

One of the great recipes in this selection is bell pepper jack-o-lanterns with vegetables and dip. These carved edible “bowls” can be made to be as goofy or as scary as you like, depending on your mood! Not only do these jack o’ lantern snacks add a festive touch, but they will also make sure kids and adults alike will continue to snack on vegetables amongst all that Halloween sweetness.

From bell pepper jack-o-lanterns to pumpkin curry empanadas, there is a spooky something for everyone on this list. We at the Optimist Daily are particular fans of snacking on the spiced pumpkin seeds. Check out the full article from Sunset to learn how to make all 9 of these healthy Halloween treats.

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