Let’s be real: Halloween can be a bit of a minefield for keto-ers new and old. How are you supposed to keep carbs low with all the Halloween candy and desserts that appear almost like magic as we approach the end of October?
Luckily, we’ve got some tricks AND treats in this blog post to make your keto Halloween fun, tasty, and 100% free of sugar crashes…
Halloween can be a lot, even for the sweetest tooth. This savory egg-and-cheese Wonder of the Culinary World is the perfect antidote.
The pickled jalapenos in these biscuits deliver a little heat, and the bacon fat gives them a delicious hint of smoke.
These one-the-go bites of deliciousness are the ideal energy booster—without the added sugar.
Look, sometimes nothing but some keto chips and dip will do. Embrace it.
Pass the guac! Our version is low on carbs but packed with flavor, making it the perfect party dip.
This keto-friendly favorite is craveable with dip—or on its own!
Because Halloween is not just about costumes and candy. We’re pretty sure if you look into it, you’ll find it’s also about deluxe nachos. So there’s that.
Fun fact: flatbread has been around for thousands of years. And there’s a reason for that. It’s absolutely freakin’ delicious.
All the flavor of pizza, but in a super adorable pinwheel that will have guests thinking you spent hours shaping them. (Spoiler alert: they only take 30 minutes.)
A little sweet, a little savory, the classic combination of apple, cheddar and sage sausage makes a wonderful holiday breakfast or brunch. They can be assembled the night before and then just popped in the oven before the meal.
What is Halloween without pumpkin of some kind, right? (That should be on a t-shirt…)
An easy caramel sauce to use with keto ice cream, over fresh berries, in coffee, or anywhere else you want a creamy, caramel kick of flavor.
Anything mini makes a great appetizer but fair warning: these are so savory and satisfying, you’ll find they disappear pretty quickly…
Like…hello? The name says it all. They’re just that good.
Be honest: do you still crave gummy bears? Yes? Try this recipe.
Anything cinnamon-y and full of spices has to be right at home at any Halloween party.
Another classic with super autumnal vibes…but make it cupcakes! (‘Cuz they’re crazy good! And also adorable.)
Craving a certain candy bar? Ahem. You don’t want to miss this homemade version…
This recipe is fab for two reasons. First, it’s like a portal to childhood summers. And second, with three ingredients and about 20 minutes, it still makes you feel like you own a magical candy factory.
A sweet something to munch on while you’re waiting for those Halloween parties to get started…
A delicious dessert that’s ready in minutes with a few simple ingredients
These are at home in any party spread. I mean, who’s gonna say no to blondies, right?
Because your inner child loves Halloween too.
Now that you’ve got plenty of recipes to keep your tastebuds busy…what about some tips and tricks for staying on track during this very sugary season?
If you know ahead of time what you’re going to say yes to, it’s easier to say no to everything else! Maybe the keto pie at the Halloween party is a yes, but the sugar-free office candy is a no. Or maybe you want to eat carnivore for breakfast and dinner on Halloween so you can have all your daily carbs that night.
When you have a plan, you’ll feel less like you’re dodging obstacle after obstacle and more like you’re in the driver’s seat.
Whatever you choose to give trick-or-treaters, make sure it’s something you don’t mind having left over. If it’s sugary candy, be prepared to donate it, or make sure you have a neighbor that will be willing to take it off your hands.
That way it won’t be in the closet for months, tempting you to fall off the wagon. But remember, you don’t have to hand out candy! You can hand out toys, stickers, fidgets, etc. The options are endless!
For some families with severe food allergies, that’s a lifesaver anyway! Keto Chow co-founders Chris and Miriam go even further and cook up bacon to hand out to trick-or-treaters! Get creative!
If Halloween for you just isn’t Halloween without truffles, find a delicious keto version (like this one). If you have a tradition of getting a pumpkin spice latte every Halloween morning, keto-fy that, too!
By being realistic about what will help you have a satisfying holiday and finding ways to accommodate that, you are setting yourself up for success.