09 Oct Healthy Halloween Snacks
Halloween season is here and with it comes the temptation to indulge in sugary treats. While we understand that everyone wants to oblige their sweet tooth with Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins or old-fashioned candy corn, we encourage you to be careful with the amount of candy you allow yourself or your children to snack on. Instead of snacking on Halloween candy throughout the day, we recommend serving up fun yet healthy treats for snacks and maybe allow a piece of candy at mealtime. We know how hard it can be to come up with healthy recipes that are fun for kids so we took the time to do the research for you. Check out these five quick, simple recipes that will make you, your kids and your dentist happy.
Colby Jack O-Lantern’s
This super easy yet cute recipe from EverydayHealth calls for just three ingredients –whole wheat sandwich thins, natural colby jack cheese slices, and 2-3 tablespoons of real butter. Check out the recipe here.
Halloween Roasted Veggies
What better way to convince your kids that veggies can be fun (and delicious) than shaping carrots, potatoes, and beets into Halloween favorites? Try this surprisingly tasty recipe from LiveEatLearn.
Halloween Stuffed Peppers
You know what looks great as a mini jack-o-lantern with considerably less mess to clean up? Bell peppers! Try this Halloween-themed twist on stuffed peppers from HungryHealthyHappy.
Whole Wheat Pizza Mummies
Pizza is one of those snacks that can be pretty healthy when you use the right ingredients. This mummified twist on french bread pizza is perfect for Halloween.
Skeleton Snack Tray
What better way to turn boring carrots and celery into a fun treat than placing cold veggies in the shape of a skeleton. Get the instructions from Cutefetti here.