Halloween can be a difficult time to keep your little ghosts and goblins eating healthy. Aside from the unhealthiness of candy, have you looked at the price of a bag of candy these days? A large bag of candy is almost $20! It’s all about presentation when serving up healthy Halloween treats. That goes for adults, too! Everyone is more likely to eat something that is presented well, so get creative with your hauntingly healthy Halloween treats!
Spaceships and Laser Beams has several fun, spooky ways to serve up Halloween fun.
1. Spiders on a Log: A classic favorite with a twist is Spiders on a Log. Simply cut celery into sticks and then add smooth peanut butter in the crevice. Add washed plastic spiders and you’ve achieved one healthy, creepy snack. Please take care to make sure none of your little monsters have a peanut allergy before serving this snack.
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2 and 3. Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins: For another easy and healthy treat, why not try these banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins? To get the ghost look, peel and halve bananas and press chocolate chips into the banana to resemble a ghost face. For the pumpkins, peel a clementine and add a one inch celery stem at the top.
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4. Fresh fruit: Fresh fruit is always a big hit with kids. This idea for fruit kabobs can also double as a centerpiece. Get a pumpkin and poke skewered fruit kabobs in the top for a fun presentation. If you’re feeling especially crafty, you can carve a jack-o-lantern for a scary, fun presentation.
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5. Scarecrow Crunch: Scarecrow Crunch is a sweet and salty mix made from things you probably already have in your pantry. Mix together natural popcorn, pretzel sticks, oatmeal cereal squares, and candy corn. You get to enjoy some Halloween candy, but in moderation! This also makes a great gift for co-workers or neighbors when packaged in a clear bag and tied with a festive ribbon.
Another way to cut back on the candy at Halloween is to give little goodies like yo-yos, pencils, glow sticks, and other small items. These items are easy to find at any big box store, or you can order large quantities online at Oriental Trading.
Get creative and let your kiddos help you out with making some of these snacks. They learn how to help plan for a special occasion, they learn how to make healthy snacks, and you get to spend precious time together. Happy haunting!