Fun Halloween Recipes!

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Halloween is right around the corner! Want to get your clients excited about the holiday in a healthful way? Try one of these spooky Halloween recipes!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


  • 1 small apple, finely diced
  • 2/3 cup apple juice
  • 2/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup instant oatmeal, uncooked


  1. Combine all ingredients except oatmeal in a 1 and 1/2 quart microwave-safe dish.
  2. Heat on full power for 4-5 minutes in the microwave until boiling.
  3. Stir in oatmeal and heat at full power for 1 minute longer.
  4. Divide among 2-3 bowls and serve hot.

By Cheryl Sullivan, MA, RD

Witch's Slaw Recipe


  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage plus one leaf for hats
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 red apple, cored and shredded; shred this last and mix quickly with the vinegar so it does not turn brown (we left the peel on for nutrients and color)
  • 1 cup light vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Chill until ready to serve. For fun with older kids, you can garnish each serving with a witch’s hat or plastic spider.

How to Make A Witch's Hat:

  1. Microwave a piece of cabbage for 20-30 seconds so it becomes pliable.
  2. Cut it into strips.
  3. Roll each strip into the shape of a hat (see photos for an illustrated step-by-step).

By Judy Doherty, MPS, PCII

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