Halloween usually means lots of candy but if that’s not the route you want to go, there are fun and healthy snacks you can serve instead. Concerns about childhood obesity and other health issues could make some families avoid anything with sugar in it.
Families also have to deal with the rising costs of food. It won’t be easy to find healthy snacks for kids at a low price. That doesn’t mean parents can’t find an alternative. There are ways to give your kids great snacks that are good for them. Here are 5 you can do at home.
Trick or Treat Trail Mix
Here’s a Halloween snack that’s great for those on the go. The Treat or Trail Mix contains many of the snacks your like: Fruit, Cereal, Nuts, Crackers, and Pretzels. They can be made with or without your favorite Cereal. If you or your kids have peanuts allergies, you can make the trail mix without the peanuts. It’s a great mix of sweet and salty tastes. Parents will like it because they will be getting a snack with 6g protein, 30g carbohydrate, and 2.5g of fiber.
Crunchy Spiders Snack
What would be Halloween without Spiders? Now, those creepy crawlers can become a cool Halloween treat. You take Ritz crackers and combine them with pretzel sticks, chocolate hazelnut spread, and raisins or white chocolate chips for decorating. This snack is great for the kids because they can create this snack in many different ways.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
How can have Halloween without the craving for the pumpkin? The excitement doesn’t end with the last of pumpkin guts coming out. Inside the pumpkin are seeds that are a nutritious alternative to chocolate and candy. You can cook these seeds to a light brown look. It gives the kids something crunchy to eat on, and it’s not high in sugar. Not into cooking them yourself? Give these a try:
Newton Monster Pops
It’s a scary new way to have fun with a fig Newton. Use this treat to decorate with gels, frostings, marshmallows, candies, and sprinkles to create scary monster faces. It’s also fun for adults because this dessert can use as food art. You can display it for your office parties.
Vampire Blood Shakes
Love vampires? This drink is made for you. It’s also good for your Kid’s diet. This Halloween treat combines real fruit like strawberries and other healthy items like yogurt. The kids will like it because it has ice cream, and kids like ice cream. Parents will like it because they’re getting daily dairy intake. For those who can’t handle dairy, there are soy products that can work as a substitute.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s a new take on an old-time favorite. It’s a Halloween treat that your kids will love. It’s not healthy food, but this treatment has some nutritional benefits you won’t have in the traditional chocolate chip cookies. If you use white whole wheat flour, rather than regular whole wheat flour, you’ll have a treat with 2g of Fiber. Kids will like it because it has a cake-like feel when they taste it. It also satisfies the kids’ sweet tooth while being good for them.