It’s time to deck the halls in black and orange now that Halloween lurks around the corner. But why not also bring the colors of the holiday to the dinner plate? Pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and carrots might be the first items that come to mind when we think orange-colored foods, but there’s a world of possibilities beyond those ingredients. With some sleuthing, you can find a trove of orange and, yes, black-colored foods that will add instant pop and flavor to your cooking — while also getting you into the Halloween spirit.
What’s more, black foods tend to be rich in antioxidants and orange ones are high in beta carotene, making these ingredients more than just the colorful choice on grocery shelves. So when you’re stocking up on candy corn and lollipops at the supermarket for the trick-or-treaters, be sure to also scout out these 10 black and orange foods. No need to be afraid of them, since we’ve got cooking tips and recipe suggestions for some ghoulish delights. This Halloween, there’ll be no tricks, only treats.