Healthy Halloween Treats
October 31, 2018
Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids: dressing up in costumes, trick or treating, sharing spooky stories and collecting candy. But it can be a health headache for parents!
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having some sweet treats occasionally. But if you would like to protect your child from excess sugars, preservatives, and artificial flavorings… Then here are some alternative Halloween delights for you.
Healthy Halloween recipes for kids
Peel and slice some organic carrots into chunky rounds. Shred a lettuce into small pieces. Then push a toothpick through each carrot round, with a tiny lettuce “leaf” on top. And there you go – a miniature pumpkin! Use these Jack-o-lantern dippers for hummus, salsa, or your child’s favorite dip.
Here’s a cute idea that young children can easily make with your help. Take some fresh bananas – ideally, not too curvy! Peel and cut each banana in half, so that you can stand the pieces upright. Then use raisins, cocoa nibs, or chocolate chips to add a pair of “eyes” to each one. These ghost bananas will make a sweet and healthy snack.
Add some Halloween flavor to your snacks with pumpkin muffins. Look up some healthy recipes. Here are some quick tips to add some natural flavor and nutrition to any muffin recipe:
• Add nuts, seeds, or grains for extra nutritional punch
• Try replacing oil or butter with applesauce
• If the mixture is very thick, add a scoop of natural yogurt. It’s full of healthy bacteria and will lighten the bake.
What are your favorite healthy Halloween recipes for kids? Tell us in the comments!