While Halloween and candy pretty much go hand in hand, there’s no reason not to add a healthy twist as well! Try these six Halloween themed snacks for kids and make food art a new family Halloween tradition. These ideas are adorable, and are fun holiday activities that will keep both you and your kids entertained! Get ready to show your kids that Halloween treats can be tasty AND a good source of fuel to keep them healthy and strong.
Before you get started, you can also check out the Super Crew Guide to Cooking With Kids to learn more about how to help your kids be safe and maximize the fun while in the kitchen.
With only three ingredients, these apple, peanut butter, and chocolate chip monster treats are quick to make AND full of nutritious ingredients. Simply slice an apple in half, spread some creamy peanut butter evenly across the cut end of your apple, and arrange two chocolate chips to create your monster’s eyes.
Made with frozen bananas and Greek yogurt, these Halloween themed popsicles are much healthier than your traditional popsicle, and kids absolutely love them! Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, with 24 grams of protein per cup!
• Ripe bananas
• Dark chocolate chips
• Greek yogurt
• Popsicle sticks
Optional: Splash of vanilla extract
1. Cut your bananas in half.
2. Roll the banana halves in Greek yogurt until they are evenly coated.
3. Press in two chocolate chips for eyes and place a popsicle stick into the bottom for a handle.
4. Roll in plastic wrap and freeze, then unwrap, eat and enjoy!
Made with mini-mozzarella balls and pimento-stuffed olives, these savory eyeballs are quick to assemble and make the perfect salty snack or Halloween pleasers for a party appetizer. Simply slice stuffed pimento olives in half, use a toothpick to secure the olive halves onto mini mozzarella balls, and arrange your finished eyeballs on a platter.
These fruit and veggie bats are made with plums, red bell peppers, and a small bit of Greek yogurt frosting. Kids love to help assemble and then eat these fruity treats!
Greek yogurt frosting:
These scary squash make the perfect Halloween centerpiece, and you can cook them up into a tasty dish once Halloween has passed! Look for the most interesting looking and wild shaped squash you can find at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Buy plastic eyeballs with pegs from your local craft store or order them online, and place them into your squash.
For a fun and healthy pasta swap, next time you’re craving Italian food, swap the noodles for spaghetti squash or zucchini. See if your family will notice!
These Halloween themed pancakes make the perfect Halloween breakfast or snack for kids! Pick up some Halloween inspired cookie cutters. Then, make these healthy whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes, and once they’re done cooking, cut them into Halloween shapes. Freeze them so that the kids have a healthy snack at any time of the week. The only thing needed is a quick heating up in the toaster!
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