21 Quick, Easy, and Healthy Dinner Recipes to Make Before Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year, so it’s hard to get a healthy dinner on the table. These 21 quick and healthy dinner recipes are totally easy, fast, and healthy so your kids will get their nutrients before the sugar rush!

Quick & Healthy Dinners to Make Before Trick-or-Treating. Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year, so it's hard to get a healthy dinner on the table. These 21 recipes are totally easy, fast, and healthy so your kids will get their nutrients before the sugar rush!

Between Halloween events all day long, finding all pieces to Anna, Elsa, and Olaf’s Frozen costumes, and making sure everyone’s out the door in time for trick-or-treating, there’s about zero time left to make and eat dinner. And of course, chances are, you’re so hurried that what you DO end up eating is usually something unhealthy.

Let me tell you – with a little planning it doesn’t have to be hard!

With the kiddos on their way to a full on sugar-high, it’s super important to get some nutrients in those little ghouls and goblins’ bodies! Whether it’s a crock-pot meal or something you can throw together in 15 minutes, just plan to make it happen.

I have 21 of my favorite quick and healthy dinner recipes to get dinner on the table, fed, and out the door in no time at all!

I promise, you’ll thank me. Having REAL food before filling your bellies full of fun size snickers and sweettarts will be a life-saver, and maybe you won’t have to get the tums out at the end of the night.



5-Minute Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili

The Whole Bowl - A protein-packed bowl full of fresh deliciousness | Happy Food Healthy Life

The Whole Bowl: Protein Packed

 Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pot Roast - a super comforting meal that is prepared while you're busy taking care of the things you want to. And it'll taste like you've slaved in the kitchen all day. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Pot Roast


Rice & Vegetable Pot Pie

 Easy Weeknight Stroganoff. This vegetarian twist on your classic stroganoff pasta dish comes together in just a few minutes and is loved by the whole family! www.happyfoodhealthylife.com #vegetarian #easydinner #pasta

Easy Weeknight Vegetarian Stroganoff

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Easy Taco Soup


Hearty Marinara Sauce with Lentils & Beans


Easy, Cheesy 5-Ingredient Pizza Pasta Bake


Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets


30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup


Greek Yogurt Pizza Mac & Cheese


5-Ingredient Baked Spinach and Mozzarella Ravioli Florentine


Easy Turkey Broccoli Pasta Dinner


Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Chili


Shortcut Vegetable Ragu


Twisted Tuna Salad


Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls


Chicken and Black Bean Freezer Burritos


Easy Taquito Tortilla Roll Ups


Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad


Funny Face Pizzas

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  1. says

    Just love the premise of this post – the idea that you really CAN get a hot, healthy meal on the table before trick-or-treat, to give your little ghosties and princesses (and Olafs!) something nourishing before all that candy! These ideas are fantastic – I’m definitely pinning to share! And thanks so much for including our 5-Ingredient Pizza Pasta Bake! It really is ridiculously easy, and we hope your readers love it just as much as our families do! We’re thrilled to be part of such a wonderful list! Happy Halloween! 😀

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Hi Shelley! That Pizza Pasta Bake looks amazing and so comforting. I know it would be a hit before trick-or-treating for my family – before the big sugar rush hits!

  2. says

    Oh yum! What a delicious collection of recipes! Definitely great idea to fill up on a healthy meal before all of that candy! Thanks a bunch for including one of my recipes too!

    • Holly Waterfall says

      Right?! It becomes too second-nature to just order pizza on halloween night, but it can be just as easy, and definitely healthier to whip something up before heading out.

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