Friday Five-Zillion: Halloween Edition

As promised, this weeks Friday Five will be entirely Halloween-themed! And because there is too much goodness, you’re getting way more than five….


Halloween Whoopie Pies (GF, vegan, and almost totally sugar-free!)

Ricki is brilliant and I can’t wait to make these adorable treats!

Vegan and Gluten-Free Twix Bars

Growing up, I favored 3 Muskateers Bars, but Twix bars were a close second favorite. It’d be pretty amazing to taste something like that again in healthy-ish form! So glad Leanne created these!

Healthy Halloween Apple “Bites”

Angela’s adorable monster mouth treats are too cute. They’d be a great healthy snack to set out at a party, right?

Is that enough sweet stuff for you? Perhaps it’d be good to balance out all these treats with actual meals, eh? How about….

Roasted Cauliflower Frankenstein Soup

Forks and Beans soup recipe sounds easy and wonderful (basically just broth, garlic, cauliflower, and swiss chard!), and the serving idea is just too cute!

Green Goblin Smoothie

What better way to start a day that you know might include more sugar than usual than with a healthy green smoothie? Put it in a goblin cup and you will feel utterly theme-appropriate.

Okay, so there might be more to Halloween than food….

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Remember when I said I wasn’t sure I wanted to participate in the wastefulness that is pumpkin carving? Care2 provides us with some great alternatives, and that way you can bake and eat the pumpkin after the 31st!


Reusable Trick-or-Treat Bags

Still going door-to-door to snag some sweets and/or have some kiddies at home that will be doing that on Wednesday? Best to use a reusable bag than a plastic one. We used to use pillow-cases when I was a kid, but Tree Hugger provides us with some fancier ideas.

Spooky Circuit Workout

Want some theme-appropriate sweats? I’ve been loving this workout ever since I saw it on Chelsey’s blog (courtesy of Julie’s blog). It’s pretty intense, (especially if you decide to do 3 rounds after a 4 mile run)!

Mindful Halloween

And after all that eating and working out, maybe check in with your body/mind/spirit to make sure that you’re making all your decisions with love and mindfulness. <3


And don’t forget to buy fair trade, buy union, buy vegan!


What are your weekend-before-Halloween plans? Will you dress up? What was the best costume you ever had? What’s your favorite Halloween treat to make?

8 thoughts on “Friday Five-Zillion: Halloween Edition

  1. Binyamina Aisha Bee says:

    Friend! My mess of things has made me forget to read your posts (or any emails in general. eep!) but now i am back on track! those twix bars look great.

    Also, one of my favorite Halloween costumes was a few years ago as Leila Khaled. Because I got to explain why the self-determination of Palestine is so important while dancing with a toy gun :)

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