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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!
Fun Halloween Snack: Green Monster Muffins
Halloween and party time can be fun without the need for food coloring and other weird ingredients. These green monster muffins pack in a whole bag of baby spinach but remain absolutely delicious. You will be surprised what kids will eat when they get to decorate it with a scary face. Let them go wild and eat their greens at the same time! They won’t even know there’s spinach in there unless you tell them.
Allergy-Friendly Halloween Breakfast Bliss Balls
Have fun and indulge in some better-for-you Halloween breakfast bliss balls. Allergy-friendly and easy to make, they also make a great little healthier Halloween treat to include in little lunch boxes on the day.
Ginger Wasabi Filled Chocolate Skulls
Ginger Wasabi Filled Chocolate Skulls – warmly spicy with sweet ginger and wasabi, these five ingredient rich dark chocolate skulls have a surprise kick in flavor!
Orange Fruit Jack-O-Lantern - Directions for a Fun, Healthy Halloween
These little Orange Fruit Jack-O-Lantern’s are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face this Halloween! Fill them with whatever fruit is in season in your area and serve them as the centerpiece of your Halloween dessert table.
Vegan Halloween Spider Treats (V, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
These little Vegan Halloween Spiders require no baking and just 8 ingredients. They are so fun and super cute to boot. They would make great healthy Halloween treats for classroom parties!
Chocolate Pear Ghosts - fun for kids to make! Fab Food 4 All
I think these Chocolate Pear Ghosts are the perfect fun activity to do with kids of all ages as they aren’t too difficult. Team work really is called for when holding the pears upright whilst the dark chocolate is setting and the other person carries on dipping the pears!
No Churn Black Sesame Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan, Easy)
No Churn Black Sesame Coconut Milk Ice Cream. It is made with maple syrup and is creamy delicious and pretty scary looking. This vegan-friendly black sesame ice cream tastes nutty milky delicious. Best of all it’s no churn and simple to make!
String Cheese Ghosts - Super Easy Halloween Treat
Ok, this one is a doozy, how easy are these cheese sticks? These would be great for handing out at as healthy Halloween treats for classroom parties and you could totally whip them up the night before if you forgot all about the party (speaking from experience).
Healthy Candy Corn Bars Recipe
These healthy Candy Corn Bars are made with Yogurt and Jell-O. Both fat and sugar-free. They are delicious, easy to make and kids love it
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake
This protein shake is full of good-for-you ingredients and tastes just like a pumpkin pie (but in liquid form). It is protein-rich, fiber-rich and full of healthy fats. Plus it contains 1/2 cup of fall’s favorite vegetable. Even though it tastes like dessert it is refined-sugar free making this shake a great option for pre- or post-workout fuel.
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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