Healthy Halloween snacks and treats are possible if you skip the candy aisle and head to the snack aisle and the produce section. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean we need to fill our kids up with sugary treats. Let’s teach our kids to celebrate with healthy, nutritious foods that taste good.
Halloween does not equal sugar for me. Sure, we’ve got a bowl of candy corn sitting on the dresser in our bedroom. It’s something we do once a year. I think having one thing for a holiday teaches moderation. It’s that 80/20 guideline we always try to follow for our family’s eating.
Since Halloween falls during a busy time of year with school and sports in full swing, I pulled together healthy snacks that could be made in different amounts of time. Many of these snacks can be made with the help of your kids. Even though I’m in the middle of the October Unprocessed Challenge, I did include a few healthy processed food snacks on the list. I don’t want you to feel like a failure if you don’t have time for the fun snacks; do what you can with the time you have.
5 Minutes or Less Healthy Treats
- Draw scary faces on individual cups of Mandarin Oranges with black Sharpie
- Draw scary faces on individual cups of Applesauce with black Sharpie
- Draw scary faces on individual cups of fruit cocktail with black Sharpie
- Draw ghostly faces on individual cups of white pears with black Sharpie
- Pirate’s Booty
- Annie’s Homegrown Halloween Bunny Grahams
- Utz Halloween Pretzels
- Draw scary faces on Whole Mandarin Oranges with black Sharpie
10 Minutes or More Healthy Treats
- Peeled Whole Banana Rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut with chocolate chips for eyes. Place on clean popsicle stick and freeze bananas for an hour before rolling.
- Jack o Lantern Sweet Potato Fries (via Babble)
- Apple Bites: Green Meanies (via How Stuff Works) or Simple Apple Bites (via Healthiest Regards)
- Healthy Candy Corn Cocktail (via Family Fresh Meals)
30 Minutes or More Healthy Treats