Healthy Halloween Treats

Trick the Kids Into Eating Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats
Halloween is a great opportunity to disguise some healthy snacks for even the pickiest eater! Oftentimes we focus on the candy-filled night of trick or treating, but you can use the excitement of the Halloween all week long. Creep the kids out with these freaky Halloween finger foods that are actually healthy snacks!

Pretzel Spiders
Banana Pretzel Spiders

If your kids are finicky about fruit, try these Banana Pretzel Spiders!

What You Need
• 1 large banana, cut into six one-inch bites
• 18 pretzel sticks, cut in half
• 12 raisins

How to Make Them
Take each banana piece and insert three pretzel sticks into each side. Gently push two raisins in the top of banana for eyes. Watch your kids giggle with joy as they gobble this healthy Halloween snack!

Original recipe from Dancing Carrots.

Monster Sandwich Face

monster sandwich face
Getting your kids to eat vegetables can be quite the scare, but if you turn the veggies into monster eyes and crazy hair, the kids will be having too much fun to notice!

What You Need
• 1 slice of whole-wheat sandwich bread
• 1 slice of cheese
• Sliced veggies (peppers, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes)
• Sliced lunchmeat
• Bean sprouts

How to Make Them
Place the lunchmeat on the bread with the cheese on top. Arrange the veggies to make the eyes, nose, mouth and hair. You and your kids now have a hilarious and healthy Halloween snack!
Original recipe from She Knows.

Clementine Pumpkins

clementine pumpkins
This is my go-to healthy Halloween snack. It’s quick and easy to make, and your kids will hardly even notice they are loading up on their vitamin C!

What You Need
• Clementines
• Celery

Simply peal the clementine and insert an inch-long piece of celery into the top as a stalk. If you’re short on time, skip the pealing and just draw a jack-o-lantern face on the skin with a permanent marker.

Original recipe from Spaceships and Laser Beams.

Trying new foods can be scarier than ghosts and goblins, but if you take advantage of the creepiness of the season you can discover some fun and healthy Halloween snacks that your kids will love!

What are some of your favorite recipes for kids? Leave your answers in the comments below.

Happy Halloween!

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Tara Coleman

Tara Coleman is a Clinical Nutritionist with a private practice in San Diego, CA. She speaks nationally on the topics of health and nutrition and has been cited as a nutrition expert by media such as NBC, FOX, SELF, Cosmopolitan and Dr. Oz The Good Life. Download her FREE 4 Step Nutrition Quick Start Guide and start feeling better today!

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