Healthy halloween treats just the ticket

  • 29/10/2015
Niki Bezzant (Paul Henry)
Niki Bezzant (Paul Henry)

Halloween is Saturday - what are the top three healthy food treats you can make at home?

Healthy Food Guide editor-in-chief joined Paul Henry to talk about her favourite scary treats.

Jack o'lanterns (Serves: 10 / Cost: 50 cents each / Time to make: 5 minutes)

Ingredients: 10 fresh unpeeled mandarins / 1 marker pen

1- Draw a scary pumpkin face on one side of each unpeeled mandarin.

2- Arrange the Jack o'lanterns on a black plate and leave it at the front door.).

Cockroaches (Makes 20 cockroaches / Cost: 30 cents each / Time to make: 10 minutes)

Ingredients: 20 whole fresh dates, pitted / 40 pieces sliced almonds / 20 teaspoons Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese Spread

1- Carefully open each date and remove the stone. Insert two almond slices.

2- Stuff date with a teaspoon of cream cheese. Don't worry if some of it sticks out, as it will make it look like a partly squashed cockroach.

3- Arrange the cockroaches on an orange plate or board and leave it at the front door, along with a few spiders.

Spider mini-pizzas (Makes 8 mini-pizzas / Cost: $1.00 per pizza / Hands-on time: 15 minutes / Cooking time: 10 minutes)

Ingredients: 8 mini pita breads / 8 teaspoons pizza paste or no-added-salt tomato paste /8 slices (21g each) edam cheese / 8 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese / 1 pickled gherkin, cut into8 round slices/ 100g jar capers, drained and rinsed

1- Heat the oven to 180°C.

2- Spread pizza paste onto each pita bread. Cut the edam slices into thin strips and arrange them to resemble spokes of a wheel. Arrange the grated mozzarella between the Edam strips to resemble concentric circles of a spider's web.

To make a spider use a pickle slice for the body, 3 capers per leg (8 legs per spider).

3- Bake for 10 minutes