Of course, Halloween is all about the candy, but that doesn’t mean that it’s all your kids need to eat on the big day. You can keep them properly fueled while serving up the spooks and ghouls they deserve with these healthy snacks. Try them after school, after trick or treating, or as Halloween party treats. And since all of these are easy to create, kids to help with the assembly for a fun family activity!
White: pear, jicama, banana
Orange: cantaloupe, apricot, mango
Directions: Choose one of each color fruit. Cut progressively larger size triangles and thread onto lollipop sticks to look like oversize candy corn. Served chilled.
Vanilla Greek yogurt
Mini chocolate chips, currants, or raisins
Directions: Peel and cut bananas in half. Dip each cut banana 3/4 of the way into the yogurt and carefully place on a parchment-lined plate. Insert a popsicle stick into the base of each cut banana and add chocolate chip eyes. Freeze for at least 30-45 minutes before serving.
Directions: Carefully peel kiwi with a vegetable peeler. Cut off a small lengthwise piece (the belly of the spider) so it sits flat on a plate. Break mini pretzels into curved pieces and insert 3 legs on each side. Carve out little indentations for eyes and serve. (You might also try raisins or chocolate chips, if you can figure out a way to make them stick!).
Strawberries with pointy ends
Milk chocolate discs
Directions: Slice stems from strawberries to create a flat top. Spread on a little nut butter (use Sunbutter if needing to avoid allergies or switch to cream cheese) and adhere a chocolate disc. Place, disc side down, onto a serving platter and repeat to make more.
Dark chocolate chunks
Directions: Cut out bat shapes from the tortilla using a cookie cutter. Spread with nut butter, leaving about 1/4 inch border, and place, tortilla-side down, into a skillet heated over low. Sprinkle on a few chocolate chunks; place the other tortilla on top, and heat through just to melt the chocolate. Serve warm.
What are some of your favorite healthy Halloween treats? Share pics in the comments, we'd love to see them! For more nutritious, kid-friendly snacks, check out our recipes for healthy after school snacks.