As October 31st nears, we’ve gathered some Easy, Fun, Healthy Halloween Treats Your Trick-or-Treaters Will Love.
With Halloween just around the corner, you may be thinking about treats and tricks and sweet goodies for the little ones in your life.
While I’m sure there will be loads of candy, here are some healthy alternatives when it comes to Halloween treats.
My Fitness Pal recently posted an article on Healthy, Kid-Approved Halloween Snacks. Here are 4 ideas…
1. MAKE JACK-O-LANTERN SNACKS AND MEALS
To make everyday foods more festive, think like a pumpkin and start carving. Try cutting spooky faces into oranges for a fun lunchbox snack. Or carve orange peppers before stuffing them with Mexican-spiced beans and rice, and bake them for dinner. A great party trick: Arrange carrots in the shape of a jack-o-lantern, with olives or cucumbers for a smile, and small cups of hummus dip for eyes.
2. SERVE CANDY CORN FRUIT PARFAITS
Candy corn is delicious, but it’s not healthy—and it certainly doesn’t help kids learn about healthy foods. Make a candy corn-themed parfait instead. Fill a glass with a layer of tangerines, then a layer of pineapple, and top it with a dollop of whipped cream or coconut cream. Finish it off with an actual piece of candy corn for effect.
3. SCARE UP SOME TRAIL MIX
Combine chopped chocolate chips, raw coconut flakes, and almonds, and portion the mixture out into small containers for your kids. It’s a decadent treat without excess sugar or preservatives—I promise, your kids won’t miss those mini candy bars.
4. ENJOY FROZEN BOO-NANAS
Cut bananas in half and add a popsicle stick at the bottom. Take a few chocolate chips and pop them into the banana halves to create eyes and mouths. Then, freeze them for a delicious, spooky dessert.
More Healthy Halloween Treats
Frankenstein Kiwi Pops
“Kids will go crazy for these cute snacks that turn kiwi slices into Frankenstein’s monster and bride. Plus, you’ll feel great serving them a treat that’s healthier than all that Halloween candy.”
Halloween Smoothie Bowls
“Brew up any of these four Halloween smoothie bowls for breakfast using our fail-proof recipes and fun printable bowl attachments for witches hat, cauldron and pumpkin leaf! With these colorful concoctions, it won’t be long before you discover that the magical potion for a memorable snacktime is throwing out the rules and letting the kids play with their food.”
Peanut Butter Candy Apples
“Turn an applesauce cup into a healthier candied apple with this easy snack idea. Just top the cup with half an apple and a drizzle of peanut butter for a cute snack kids will love.”
No Bake Monster Pita
“This no-bake pizza is so easy to make, and it’s even more fun to eat! Kids will love the spooky monster eyes made from cucumbers, cheese, and beans for this cute Halloween snack.”
“Love Halloween but hate the focus on candy and sugar-filled snacks? Make easy tangerine pumpkins with your kids this fall (or try one of the other healthy Halloween treats below) for a magical, healthy, and happy Halloween!”
Candy Corn Granola Bars
“Inspired by the classic fall candy but without all the sugar, these festive granola bars are a nutritious and adorable alternative.”
“Halve, slice, or spiralize your veggies to create munchable bones and body parts.”
Mini Spider Pizzas
“Black olives are the perfect topping for these mini pizzas because you can make creepy black spiders with them.”