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The snack: Healthier Halloween treats

Halloween is here and that really means one thing: candy.

For those runners looking to steer moderately clear of the trick-or-treating loot (or the even more tempting giant boxes on sale on Nov. 1), here are some healthier Halloween options to get you in the spirit:

1) “Boo-nana pops”

These white-chocolate covered banana ghosties are a fun treat for kids and adults alike. If you really want to amp up the health factor, you can used Greek yogurt instead of white chocolate as the coating.

franken kiwi2) Frankenstien Kiwi

If you want to wow your friends with a healthy Halloween treat, look no further than the Franken-kiwi, made with kiwi, mini chocolate chips and a couple of pretzels.

roasted-pumpkin-seeds-vertical-a-12003) Roasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a nutritious snacking option and using the ones that come out of the pumpkin you’re inevitably carving means that you truly get the most out of it. All you need is an oven, some oil and salt for this easy recipe. The smell might even attract you more trick-or-treaters.

4) Silly apple bitesSilly-Apple-Bites-683x1024-1

When it comes to getting creative with fruit consumption, these little demons might just take the prize. Made with green apple, nut butter, sunflower seeds and strawberries, they’re a spectacular spooky healthy option.

5) Strawberry ghosts

If banana ghosts aren’t your thing, perhaps strawberry ghosts are. After all, one haunts a tree and the other haunts a field…

6) Black bean and pumpkin soup

Sweet treats aren’t the only recipes that can get a Soup-Spider-Web-2fun Halloween makeover. This hearty soup recipe is turned into a freaky spider web with a little bit of extra creativity.

7) Banana mummies

We have to give this recipe’s author credit for coming up with a Halloween treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free, soy-free.. .you get the idea.

8) Halloween sweet potato fries2013-10-30-sweet-potatos-6-680x324

Sweet potato fries, already a healthier option than their regular potato peers, get a festive upgrade with pumpkin cut-out designs in this recipe. This recipe is perfect for anyone who has a Halloween cookie-cutter, but is perhaps looking for a healthier use for it.

9) Grape caterpillars

All you need are some grapes and a few kabob sticks and you’re ready to roll for this recipe!

pizza10) Spiderweb pizza

If you want to go for a Halloween-themed meal, this recipe is for you! For the healthiest version, opt for whole wheat pizza crust.