Eating before trick or treating is a crucial part of my game plan to manage Halloween treats. That’s because kids going out on a full stomach won’t be tempted to snack on candy during or gorge afterwards. Our go-to Halloween dinner is pizza – it’s a quick and healthy option, especially if you make it at home.
Because Halloween is on a Monday this year, pizza can be made on the weekend and be ready for your little ghosts and goblins to gobble up before heading out. Better yet, get your kids in the kitchen to make their own pizza. Give this dough recipe a try. I love that it includes wheat germ, as many brands of whole wheat flour may be missing the nutrient-packed germ.
Try these spook-tacular make-ahead Halloween night pizzas. For an adult twist on the sauce, try beet pesto instead of tomato sauce.
Mozza Mummy Pizza
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Roll the dough into rectangles. Place shaped dough on parchment-lined baking tray.
- Spread on sauce.
- Arrange slices of mozzarella in criss-cross fashion across the width of the dough so it looks like a mummy. Add two black olives for the eyes.
- Bake for 10 minutes until the dough looks golden brown and the cheese looks toasty.
To make a skull pizza, shape the dough into a skull, spread the sauce and cover with shredded cheese. Use pepperoni or mushroom slices for the eyes, and green pepper strips for the mouth. Bake as instructed above.
And seriously, these are such great ideas that you’ll want to try them on your designated pizza night. In the time needed to order pizza and wait for delivery, you can whip something healthier.
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Booberry Dessert Pizza
Going to a Halloween party? Take this dessert pizza as a healthier option.
- Make the dough and bake it for 10 minutes in a 450F oven.
- Spread one cup of thawed out frozen blueberries on the crust.
- Place three rings of vanilla yogurt on top of the blueberries (like a bullseye target).
- Take a butter knife and drag across the pizza in a cross and X formation. This will make the topping look like a spider web.
Have a fun and delicious Halloween!
Eat Well…Zannat Reza, RD
Food/health storyteller (RD). Social entrepreneur. Using superpowers to promote health for happiness. Appears on CTV, CBCNN, Global, The Dish and Toronto Star. Follow Zannat @thrive360ZR.