Looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit without giving your kids an overdose on sugar? Halloween is meant for both the tricks and the treats, but the alarming amount of candy during this holiday can be a chilling thought in itself. Give your witches, goblins, and vampires a fun and nutritious spin to their everyday snack by adding a dash of Halloween spirit. We have compiled 11 Halloween inspired healthy treats that both you and your kids will absolutely love!
Cover half of a banana in melted white chocolate or yogurt, then freeze until hardened. Then add chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth. To take it up a notch, cover the banana in shredded coconut flakes to add some texture. Your little monsters will go crazy for these delicious “Boo”nana pops.
A delicious, protein-packed pumpkin treat these pumpkin spice protein balls are a easy on-the-go snack. All the flavor of fall combined into a healthy snack, what could be better than that?
Apple Monster Slices
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These apple monster slices are perfect for an afternoon snack! All you need are apple slices, peanut butter, and sunflower seeds for the teeth. For some extra fun add candy eyes and a strawberry slice tongue. These crazy little monsters will put your kids straight into the Halloween spirit.
Candy Corn Popsicles
Now what’s better than candy corn during the month of October? For a festive and healthy treat, try these candy corn-inspired popsicles. Layer plain or vanilla yogurt, orange juice, and pineapple juice in your popsicle trays and freeze until frozen. Add food coloring to get that perfect candy corn color.
You children are going to love these scary pizza mummies! Start off by making homemade pizza dough, spread marinara sauce, layer strips of mozzarella cheese, and then add black olives for the mummy's eyes.
Spiders on a Log
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Spiders on a log are just asking to be eaten (well this kind anyway)! Use celery stocks as your log, peanut butter as the mud, and chocolate chips or raisins for the spiders. Use melted dark chocolate to paint on your spider legs.
Ghost Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries? Dip strawberries into white chocolate or melted white yogurt chips. Then use melted dark chocolate to draw on the eyes and mouth. These spooky treats will disappear before you know it.
Witches Brew Smoothie
Get your kids to eat their greens with this delicious smoothie. Packed with nutrients, this green concoction is perfect for Halloween! Add spinach to your favorite banana smoothie to make a vibrant green Witches brew.
Jack-o'-Lantern Fruit Tray
Create a spooky jack-o'-lantern out of tangerine slices, colorful berries, and celery stocks. Bring this treat to an after-school get-together or the neighborhood Halloween party. Your jack-o'-lantern fruit tray will be the center of attention at any gathering!
Candy Corn Parfait
What’s more festive than candy corn? Recreate a fun and healthy spin to the festive treat by layering pineapple chunks, tangerine wedges, and whipped cream or vanilla yogurt in a glass cup. Your kids will love this Halloween-inspired treat, and best of all, it's mommy approved.
Cheese Witch Broom Stick
Use string cheese and pretzel sticks to create a witch's broom! Whether it’s an afternoon snack or a school lunch box addition, your kids will love the fun surprise.