Spooky Fun Healthy Halloween Snacks
Can Halloween be fun with healthy Halloween snacks? Don’t get me wrong, I have a HUGE sweet tooth! I can’t resist candy corn or caramel apple pops; two serious weaknesses of mine. I spoil my kids in the month of October with lots of sweets, but we all know that overloading on sugar obviously isn’t healthy. It also changes our tastebuds, leaving nutritious food not as appealing.
I’ve found that the trick to getting my kids to eat healthier options is to just make it FUN! That’s what Halloween is all about, right? It’s amazing how I can get my kids to eat things they wouldn’t otherwise touch with just a few clever ways of preparing and putting it together. Here are some really creative non-candy Halloween snack ideas to get you inspired!
1. Mummy Toast
With few clever placements of sliced cheese and olives, turn a plain piece of toast or pizza into a creepy little mummy snack!
2. Pizza Fingers
My family’s favorite dinner: PIZZA! Slice it nice and thin and place a triangular shaped piece of red bell pepper on the ends to form ugly but tasty fingers.
3. “Candy Corn” Veggie Platter
This arrangement will make the kids forget they’re eating something healthy! It’s also very colorful and festive on a party table. Serve it with a side of ranch, hummus, or your favorite veggie dip.
4. “Boo”Nana Pops
Although this is made with white chocolate (only half an ounce each pop), it’s much healthier than candy, and certainly a frozen Halloween snack that the kids will love! They will also enjoy being your little kitchen assistant on this one.
5. Spooky Fruit Spider Snack
This actually IS scary! Although it’s just made with fruit, I can’t help but think it’s going to start crawling around on that plate. And, the edible eyeballs are the icing on the cake.
6. Spider Web Pizza
How creative! Not enough cheese for me, but I’m a cheese maniac (I’d douse mine in a bottle of parmesan). I love the spider detail with the black olive, too.
7. Cheesy Witch Brooms
These edible witch brooms are just perfect packed away in a school lunch or displayed on a party platter. Use kitchen scissors to slice the bottom half of a cheese slice, wrap it around a pretzel stick, and then use a fresh chive as a string to hold it in place. So easy!
8. Banana Ghosts
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Surprise the kiddos with this for breakfast or as an after-school snack.