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Spooky and healthy Halloween treats

Written By: Melisa Danho, UT Physicians | Updated: October 16, 2019
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Halloween can be full of frights, like excess sugar and processed foods! This October, try out one of our healthy and spooky alternatives. All recipes can be easily made in 30 minutes and are a fun activity for you and children.

Monster Smoothie

You will need:

Measuring cup (wet)
Can opener


2 cups spinach
1 ripe banana
20 oz pineapple chunks (canned or 1.5 cups frozen)
2/3 cup pineapple juice (from can)
1 apple, cored and sliced (Fuji or Gala)
6 ice cubes (optional)


1. Add all ingredients to blender.
2. Pulse until smooth.

Trick or Treat Trail Mix

You will need:

Measuring cups (dry)
Mixing bowl
Mixing spoon
Snack size bags


1 cup mixed nuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped candy
1 oz. box raisins (about 1/4 cup)


1. Pour ingredients into mixing bowl and stir.
2. Scoop 1/2 cup of mixture into snack size bags.

Bing Bang Boonanas

You will need:



2 bananas
2 tbps. peanut or nut butter
Chocolate chips


1. Slice bananas in half.
2. Spread nut butter on flat surface of banana so it will stick to the plate.
3. Add chocolate chip face.
*Inspiration for Bing Bang Boonanas from Joy Bauer Banana Ghost recipe.

Select UT Physicians clinics are equipped with professional-grade kitchens.. These clinics host no-cost cooking and health classes open to public. If you are interested in participating, please review our November and December schedule below.

UT Physicians Multispecialty – Rosenberg

5115 Avenue H., Suite 701 Rosenberg, TX 77471

Healthy Eating, Active Living – October 18th, October 25th, November 1st and November 8th 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Are you currently pregnant? Do you have an infant who is less than 13 months old? Are you looking for fun ways to improve you and your baby’s health? We will meet for 5 weekly group sessions and classes will include recipe demonstrations and physical activity. To register, please call (713) 486-1973.

Cooking Well with High Blood Pressure – October 22nd 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Come learn how to manage or improve your health by making healthy food choices. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will demonstrate how to prepare a healthy recipe and samples will be available. To register, please call (713) 486-1973.

UT Physicians Multispecialty – Beaumont

3610 Stagg Dr. Beaumont, TX 77701

Be Well, Live Well – November 13th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Be Well Live Well program promotes independence through healthy aging and is targeted towards adults nearing or in early retirement. Participants will have a greater appreciation for the role of nutrition in maintaining independence. Please call (409) 730-4714 to register.

Eat Healthy, Be Active (Spanish) – November 14th 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Community Workshop is based on Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The focus of the workshop is to give individuals tips and tools to eat healthy and be physically active to promote good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Please call (409) 730-4714 to register.


As the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians has locations across the Greater Houston area to serve the community. To schedule an appointment, call 888-4UT-DOCS.