October’s Healthy Halloween Inspired Recipe

October 1, 2013

Halloween is known for dressing up, eating candy, spooky creatures and… eating more candy! This year, why not try a healthy alternative to the otherwise sugary snacks you and your family are sure to devour? We found a spooky and healthy snack from spoonful.com that you and your kids are sure to love! This carrot-finger dip looks just like hands reaching out from the bowl, but is actually made from carrots and sliced almonds. Your kids will think they are eating hands when they are really getting their daily intake of vegetables and proteins. Whether you are celebrating Halloween at a neighborhood party, or keeping it low-key, this dip is a great solution that is sure to please the crowd!


  • Vegetable dip
  • 4 long carrots
  • 1 medium carrot
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Sliced-almonds
  • Baby carrots



  1. To prepare, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
  2. With a paring knife (a parent’s job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
  3. Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.