Spooky and Healthy Treats

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Before your kids go trick or treating you are probably going to want to fill them up with some healthy food, so they don’t eat all their candy in one night. King Soopers Registered Dietitian Christina Rebellon showed us some spooky but healthy treats to help your kids to stay energized while they are out.



Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

1.5 cups of 2% milk

2/3 cup pumpkin puree ( fresh or canned)

1 t cornstarch

2 cups pasta shells rotini or spirals

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

2 leaves curly leaf kale, torn into bite size pieces

Salt and garlic powder to taste.


  1. Bring a water in a medium sauce pan to boil. Add pasta, cook until al dente, about 7 minutes.
  2. Mix the cornstarch with half the milk until all lumps are dissolved.
  3. Add to pan over medium heat. Add in cheese, pumpkin, and the rest of the milk.
  4. Mix in drained pasta to cheese sauce. Add more milk as needed.


Spooky salad

3 large carrots, sliced on a bias (witch finger nails)

1 small daikon radish, sliced ¼ inch thin (ghouls)

2 cups shredded purple cabbage (Medusa’s hair)

1 avocado, cubed (toad brains)

Dressing of choice

Use a large straw to poke holes in the daikon to resemble eyes and a mouth. Combine all ingredients in large bowl with dressing. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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