Candies reign supreme during Halloween. However, you don’t have to limit yourself by serving your family and friends with lollipops, chocolates, and other sweets. You can also serve them some ghoulish-looking healthy meals that they will surely enjoy. Try these recipes out and have fun making and serving them to your guests during your Halloween party!

Colby Jack’O Lanterns

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Give your usual grilled cheese sandwich a Halloween twist. You and your kids will have fun carving out pumpkin faces on your bread slices. Making these sandwiches gives you time to be as creative as you want to be. It’s also a great bonding time with your family. You’ll need the three ingredients to make this dish:

  • Whole wheat bread slices
  • Butter or margarine
  • 8-ounce Colby Jack Cheese blocks, sliced


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter the bread slices evenly.
  3. Put a slice of Colby Jack cheese on one side of the bread slices.
  4. Lay the bread slices on a sheet of baking paper until they are toasted.
  5. Remove the bread from the oven when toasted.
  6. Using a knife, carve out the pumpkin faces on one side of the wheat bread. You can even cut the bread out into a pumpkin using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.

You can watch the video below for a step-by-step instruction on how to make this dish:

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If you don’t have an oven, you can use a regular bread toaster or a sandwich press. You can also purchase these cooking tools to make this dish extra spooky.

1. Baking Steel 2. Dualit Toaster 3. IMUSA Electric Panini/Sandwich Press 4. Staub Large Cast Iron Square Grill Pan and Press

Hot Dog Mummies

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Create raggedy-looking mummies using hotdogs that are wrapped in dough sheets. You don’t have to wrap each hotdog perfectly. Give these hot dog mummies an imperfectly-wrapped look and they’ll look even more spooky. Prepare these ingredients to start making these hot dog mummies:

  • Hot dogs
  • 8-ounce or 1 can of dough sheet
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Unroll the dough sheet and flatten it using a rolling pin. Be sure to make it even.
  3. Cut the dough sheet into strips using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife.
  4. Wrap each hotdog with the dough sheet strips. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Leave a space for the eyes.
  5. Place each mummified hot dog on a baking sheet.
  6. Beat the large egg and brush each wrapped hot dog.
  7. Bake the hotdogs for 13 up to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  8. Using the mustard, create the eyes for each hot dog to make them look like mummies.
  9. Serve this dish with mustard and ketchup on the side.

Use this video tutorial as a guide when making this dish.

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Shop for these kitchen tools to make it easier for you to recreate this recipe:

1. Lovely Baking Rolling Pin Set 2. Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Baking Sheets 3. Silicone Grip Whisk (Set of 2) 4. Gold Splatter Serveware 5. Cuisinart Curve Handle Collections Pizza Cutter


Try these healthy meals this Halloween to take a break from your usual candies and sweet treats. You can also visit for more of our Halloween-related posts.

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