Are your kids counting down the days until Halloween? Well-known for its decidedly unhealthy treats, this holiday has gotten a bad rap with dentists everywhere. This year, mix it up and offer your kiddos healthy snacks and treats that provide them with all the fun without all the sugar.
Veggie Skull and Hummus Dip – This delicious Dia de los Muertos–inspired platter is sure to impress. It’s colorful, fun, and chock-full with healthy, whole-food ingredients. For an added bonus, use this opportunity to teach your kids about this meaningful Mexican holiday.
Frankentoast – Whole wheat toast, avocado, hard-boiled eggs, and black olives pack a savory punch in this kid favorite. Assembled piece by piece, just like the monster that inspired it, this wholesome snack is filling for hungry bellies.
Pumpkin Vegetable Tray – Super simple, this plate of finger foods is great as an afterschool snack or dinnertime appetizer. Best of all, little helpers in your kitchen can lend their creativity and build a healthy spread they’re proud to share.
Paleo Witch Finger Cookies – Cookie dough, strawberry jam, and almond slivers come together in this wickedly delicious yet delicate gluten-free indulgence. Consider doubling the recipe—these mouthwatering digits have a way of disappearing quickly.
BooNanas, Mini Pumpkins, and Monster Mouths – Nutella banana ghosts, clementine pumpkins, apples & peanut butter monster mouths . . . it just doesn’t get easier than this. Naturally sweet, these kid-approved snacks come together in a jiff and curb the craving for less-than-healthy alternatives.
Homemade Fruit & Veggie Gummy Snacks – With a full serving of fruits and veggies, feel confident offering these satisfying, bite-size treats to your kiddos any time of the day. Made from fresh, whole foods, they are customizable to the shape and size of your mold or cookie cutters. Embrace your creative side: pumpkins, ghosts, witch’s broom—you’re limited only by your imagination.
From super simple to delectably delicious, skip the sugar—or at least curb it—this season and fuel your kiddo with spooktacular, nutritious snacks and treats that are well worth your time to prepare. Happy Halloween!
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