‘Healthy Halloween’ may sound like an oxymoron, but if you have the right recipes, you don’t have to stuff your face with candy and sugar-laden Halloween treats. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can be festive without fudging your diet (too much). We hunted all corners of the internet to find you 25 healthy Halloween recipes, so now all you have to do is the cooking. More
Topic: Halloween recipes
The weekend we’ve been eagerly awaiting is here. Check out our big plans for Halloween. What are yours?
Use lots of fake blood.
Whether it’s on our cookies or our costumes, you can bet we’ll be seeing a lot of red this weekend. Just don’t get it on the couch.
Eat something healthy.
Between candy and booze, we’ll try to squeeze in a nutritious Halloween snack.
Feel confident about our costume choices.
There’s no turning back now. Don’t read into your costume too much, and you’ll be fine.
Watching horror movies around Halloween is like lighting fireworks around the Fourth of July — it’s just what you do. But we’re suffering from co-eds-get-slashed-fatigue, so we found six non-horror flicks that take place around Halloween. Like the classic E.T., these movies use Halloween as the backdrop for their narrative arc. You’ll still get into the Halloween spirit, but, as a bonus, you’ll be able to sleep without the lights on. Tell us your favorite non-scary Halloween films in the comments section. Oh, and boo (Radley). More
Year after year, no matter how many Halloween parties you attend, one thing always happens: Someone shows up in a politically incorrect costume and makes everyone else feel really uncomfortable. Most likely this person thinks he or she is hilarious, rather than completely offensive. Unfortunately, we can almost guarantee that you’ll see at least one of these cringe-worthy costumes this weekend. What do you think: In bad taste or just harmless fun? Check out our gallery of 10 politically incorrect Halloween costumes, and let us know if you spot any that trump these doozies on October 31. More
You slaved over a hot oven for hours, and have a sore back from individually decorating two dozen pumpkin cupcakes. Now they’re sitting in a not-so-festive cardboard box on your counter, and you’re wondering why you never invested in an elegant stand to give your handiwork a little more oomph. We’ve got a solution for you: The Wilton cupcake stand. While it’s perfect for showing off your pumpkin-cakes, it’s not Halloween specific, so you can use it on any (or no) occasion.
It’s virtually impossible to have a giant bowl of candy sitting around your house for days without dipping your hand into it every now and then. But that makes dieting during Halloween a real challenge. Yesterday, FitSugar posted some advice on how to resist the urge to dip into the trick-or-treaters’ candy coffers: Only buy candy you hate. That way, the temptation will be nonexistent. Check out our gallery of ten Halloween candies we just don’t have a taste for. You may become the most hated house on the block, but at least you’ll look good. And who knows — maybe all the little ghouls and goblins who knock on your front door will specifically ask for black licorice and candy corn. But we kind of doubt it. Let us know your least favorite Halloween candy in the comments section. More
We know this week you’ll be busy carving pumpkins and perfecting your ghost-shaped quiches, so we have a suggestion: Follow Blisstree on Twitter and let us do your Halloween legwork for you. We’ll be tweeting all of our Halloween coverage, including recipes, costume ideas, and cocktail suggestions. And all you have to do is check your Twitter every so often and benefit from our obsession with October 31. More
There’s less than a week to go until Halloween, and whether you’ve been dreading or dreaming about the ghoulish holiday, we have a feeling you’ll be scouring the Web for last-minute ideas about costumes, cookies, cupcakes, candy, and cocktails. To help, we’ve compiled 19 of our best and most recent Halloween-y posts: Recipe roundups, costume galleries, baking ideas, candy facts, and cocktail suggestions for your big October 31 bash. (Some funny, some just plain scary.) You may want to rethink that Snooki costume, though. Just saying.
Pumpkin patches and jack-o-lanterns provide some of the greatest pleasures of the autumn season — except for the stringy, gooey guts you have to scoop out before you get to carving. But if you take the time to separate the insides of your gourd, you’re left with something really good to eat: Pumpkin seeds. You can make them salty, sweet, spicy, or with exotic flavors like curry or black tea, and the best part is that you’ll use nearly every part of the pumpkin by the time you’re done. More
Cupcakes have been the icing on the cake of the dessert world for a while now. They have the potential to be cute, tasty, and intricately decorated. (Like these crazy Halloween cupcake toppers that you can buy directly from us.) But on Halloween, cupcakes can and should be creepy as hell. Bring on the blood, brains, and boogers — we’re pretty sure you could stick anything unappealing on a cupcake and we’d still eat it. And while we don’t think we have the patience (or hand-eye coordination) to bake all of them before October 31, you should try mixing up these 10 Halloween cupcake recipes. And then mail the results to the Blisstree offices. More
We’re not super-human. We generally eat nutritiously, but we’ve definitely got a junk food vice or two. Especially when Halloween comes around, and all of our favorite candies are literally being shoved in our faces 24/7. Our friends at FitSugar posted a really helpful chart of the fat, calories, and sugar content in our favorite mini indulgences. More
The work day is officially over. That’s totally fine with us — we’re guessing that you’re also glad it’s after 6 p.m. (at least on the east coast). To help you unwind, we present our weekly five moments of nostalgic zen. Today we’re featuring clips from our favorite Halloween TV specials from childhood to soothe your stressed-out mind during this spooky season. So sit back, grab some Sixlets, and allow yourself to be transported back to simpler times when Halloween was all about candy corn, pillowcases as candy bags, and Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch.
Halloween isn’t just about Milk Duds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, candy corn, and caramel apples. Actually, it is about those things, but later on in the evening (after we’ve raided everyone’s plastic jack-o-lanterns), we like to mix things up…into a cocktail or two, that is. While we’re not usually fans of gimmicky alcoholic drinks with cutesy names, October 31 is one night when we don’t mind looking (or acting) stupid. However, we did just polish off a king-size Milky Way, so we really should watch how much we’re eating. To help, we found five creepily colorful Halloween cocktails under 200 calories, and five more with frightening calorie counts. (Which you can drink, as long as you lay off the Laffy Taffy.) More
As far as we’re concerned, Halloween season lasts the entire month of October. But while it’s fine to indulge in candy corn every once in a while, it’s probably smart to have a few relatively healthy Halloween recipes in your jack-o-lantern. You’d hate not to be able to fit into your costume on October 31. But don’t fall asleep yet: Just because a recipe isn’t loaded with sugar and fat doesn’t mean it can’t be festive (okay, not as festive as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups). Check out these 10 healthy-ish Halloween recipes, and let us know if you’ve got any anti-junk-food seasonal staples in your witches’ brew. More