Halloween is a festive time of year known for sweets and spooks, and we are here to tell you that you can be 100% Paleo and all-in for a delicious, allergy-friendly Halloween. The recipes in this roundup will help you throw the tastiest Paleo Halloween party on the block, or just spice up your kiddo’s lunchbox with meals that his or her friends will wish their moms had packed.
Not convinced why a Paleo Halloween is necessary? After all, how bad can a little sugar be, right? Sadly, between food allergies and childhood obesity, Halloween is becoming a legitimate problem for many families. Paleo can help to address these issues while still providing for a happy, festive environment for children to not only enjoy, but also to thrive in. Without further ado, here are the best Paleo Halloween recipes:
Paleo Spider Eggs by Paleo Plan
Put a twist of Halloween into your deviled eggs (because really—who doesn’t love these tasty little snacks?)! In the spirit of the season, this recipe uses avocado to make the fillings green, and the spiders are made from black olives. You can make these spicy if you like, and did I mention they also contain bacon? Yep, these are spooky, delicious, and certain to be a big hit at any Halloween party! Not to mention, let’s take a moment to recognize the value of the protein that the eggs provide in the midst of the other Halloween extravagance. Not a fan of olives? No worries—leave them off and replace them with spooky little Halloween toys, or use mushrooms instead!
Whoopie Pies with Pumpkin Filling by Living Healthy with Chocolate
Miss the delightful feeling of unwrapping those overly processed little packages of whoopie pies? Now you can experience the same satisfaction with a supreme flavor and Paleo-friendly ingredients. I’m here to tell you that these treats work at any time of the year.
Green Slime Paleo Pumpkin Pudding by Paleo Plan
Want an easy side dish that you can whip together, and easily style with whatever Halloween critters you have laying around? This dish is sure to be a delight and best of all, it’s not artificially colored at all. Thanks to the mashed avocado, this pudding is a superfood and spooky, but not a Frankenfood that parents should be scared for their kids to consume.
Tangerine Pumpkins, Banana Ghosts by Weelicious
If your child has numerous food allergies, you can still celebrate the festive nature of Halloween by making this adorable fruit food art dish. Halloween doesn’t need to have refined or Paleo sugars in it to be sweet.
Halloweiners or Lil’ Mummies by Paleo Plan
These little mummies are sure to be a hit with the little kids and the big kids as well! They are made from all natural lil’ smokie cocktail wieners wrapped in almond-flour ‘bandages.’ The perfect bite-sized spooky snack for your Halloween gathering—your friends won’t even realize that they’re grain- and dairy-free, and low carb to boot!
Halloween Hasselback Sweet Potato Bugs by Following My Nose
I just know there’s going to come a day when my son (currently 10 months old) is going to realize that bugs are cool. Perhaps I will be able to convince him that although mama is scared of the live ones, we can compromise and make these cool treats, instead?
Paleo Ghost Truffles by Living Healthy With Chocolate
Need that sweet, satisfying taste of chocolate? Spook it up by turning it into a ghost truffle! Your kiddos will love it, but really, will there be any left for them?
Pumpkin Coffee and Cookie Bars by Brittany Angell
I’ve been crushing on these pumpkin coffee bars for months now, but what better time to make use of them than Halloween? Brittany Angell is one of my favorite Paleo and allergen-friendly recipe creators, and I’ve yet to be disappointed by one of her dishes.
Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies by Meatified
Gummies are a kid’s best friend! While most store-bought kinds may be full of refined sugar, these are actually tasty and healthy. The gelatin that they contain is a superfood for gut health, which will strengthen the immune system of your little ones.
Chocolate Pumpkin Candies by Veggie Staples
Skull Gummies by Predominantly Paleo
I recently reviewed Jennifer Robins’ book Paleo For Kids, and I have to say, she really knows what she’s doing with Paleoizing food that kids will actually enjoy. Plus, these also have the bonus of being gut-friendly (which is the perfect excuse for adults to enjoy them, too!).
Grain-Free Spooky Breadstick Fingers by Brittany Angell
Want a Halloween dish that isn’t sweet? Try these breadsticks with pepperoni that are just creepy enough to be the coolest dish on the Halloween menu.
Paleo Candy Corn Gummies by Plaid and Paleo
These citrusy, tropical gummies are the perfect eye candy for Halloween—they give the classic flair of candy corn while being the perfect Paleo treat: filled with superfoods and free from dyes and preservatives.
Paleo Halloween Cupcakes by Elana’s Pantry
Maybe you just want to go a traditional route and let them eat cake. In that case, make these festive Halloween cupcakes which are sure to have your guests saying all treat and no trick.
Candy Corn Popsicles by Paleo Girl’s Kitchen
Do you live somewhere with a warmer climate for Halloween? Try these refreshing Paleo popsicles that still bring that Halloween charm, without excessive amounts of sugar. You can even customize the kinds of fruit used to jive with your kids’ palates, especially if you happen to have picky eaters on your hands.
Veggie Skeleton by Feeding Frenzy
Need to convince your little ghosts and goblins to eat more veggies? Dress them up like a skeleton. Or maybe you just feel compelled to have one vegetable dish on the table filled with other Paleo Halloween treats—this one will keep the theme going and give a serious upgrade to a boring vegetable tray.