Feeling festive? Get in the Halloween spirit and try out our list of fun family activities and recipes this Halloween weekend.
Happy Halloween! With Halloween just around the corner, there is still time to enjoy a few festive activities and healthier treat alternatives. Although Halloween might look a little different this year, there are still fun ways to indulge in the festivities and spend some family time together.
1. Candy corn smoothie
Start the day with a this tasty Tropical ‘Candy Corn’ Smoothie this Halloween. It’s a great way to get in some nutritious fruit before a day of treats! Check out the recipe by Boulder Locavore here: Tropical Candy Corn Smoothie
2. Carve a pumpkin
Nothing says Halloween quite like carving a jack-o-lantern. Add a little competition to this activity and have each family member carve their own pumpkin. Next have everyone vote on which pumpkin is their favourite – include more people in the vote by sending pictures to friends and family!
While you are carving all the pumpkins, keep the seeds to eat later! Check out this recipe by Wholefully for 6 different flavours of pumpkin seeds.
3. Caramel Apple ‘Nachos’
Try out this twist on the classic fall treat of caramel apples. These caramel apples give all the flavours of fall without the sugar overload (but don’t worry, this recipe by Butter with a Side of Bread still has caramel as a key ingredient). This recipe can also be modified for whatever toppings you are craving!
Check out the Recipe here: Caramel Apple Nachos
4. Cook and Bake with Pumpkin
While you’re shopping for pumpkins to carve, pick up another one to cook/bake with. Pumpkins are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that may boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health.
Read more on the benefits of pumpkin here: 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Pumpkin.
5. Get Active with a Family Walk
Depending on your Halloween plans, October 31st might not be spent wandering the neighborhood collecting candy with the family as it usually is. Take the time this Halloween to still get outside and enjoy the Fall weather! To keep things festive, you could throw on a costume and show it off during your walk.
6. Halloween Sweet Potato Fries
This recipe by Tablespoon for sweet potato fries has a perfect fall twist with the addition of pumpkin pie spice. Try it out this weekend! Get the recipe here: Halloween Sweet Potato Fries
Don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand? Make your own by combining cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. More info from Live Well, Bake Often here.
7. Get cozy with a Halloween Movie Night
If your plan is to stay in this weekend, cozy up with a family Halloween movie! Looking for inspiration? Check out this list of family friendly Halloween movies. Make movie night extra special with a fun treat: Monster Munch. Instead of regular popcorn, give this recipe by A Pumpkin and a Princess a try! You can also customize the recipe for your family’s favourite Halloween treat.
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