Healthy Halloween Treats For The Whole Family
There are only a few weeks of spooky fun left, and I plan on whipping up all kinds of Healthy Halloween treats for the kids.
We like to keep it clean around here when it comes to Halloween treats made at home, and focus on snacks and treats that have:
- no refined sugar
- no food coloring required
- are easy so that the kids can get involved
- have minimal ingredients and uncomplicated instructions
I thought I would share my favorites here with you to get you in the mood.
Need Some More Tricks For a Healthier Halloween?
Haha see what I did there??
Not going to lie. I let my kids go trick or treating. They can go for as long as their tiny feet will take them and they can collect ALL the candy they want. Then when we get home they get to eat as much as they want.....I DO make a of of Halloween themed food like pizza and bell peppers spewing out guacamole so they usually don't have much room left in their little bellies for much candy.
Here are some more tips we try that usually work:
- Eat before trick or treating. As mentioned above we tend to enjoy some food before heading out. Halloween themed pizzas, veggies and dip etc all make sure little bellies are full and they won't feel like eating as much candy.
- Hand out tricks, not treats. We always have two buckets: one with tricks and one with treats. This is great for kids with allergies as well. I hate handing out plastic toys that will end up in the trash so we usually steer more towards stickers, tattoos etc
- Switch Witch. This is a favorite in our house and it works every time. The kids can keep as much candy as they want, whatever they don't want we leave out for the switch witch who comes during the night and switches it for something they have been wanting (usually a book etc). One year my son didn't give up as much candy and got less from the witch as his sister, so the next year he thought real hard about his decision.
- Healthier Treats. Popcorn, sunflower seeds, small granola bars make a great alternative to candy.
- Bite-Size Pieces. If you are handing out candy then keep it to bite-sized pieces instead of whole bars.
Do you have any tips for enjoying a healthier Halloween? Leave them in the comments and I will be sure to include them in the post!
What are your plans for the little ones this Halloween? Let me know if you try any of these Healthy Treats!! Happy eating.
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