Halloween can be a difficult time to keep your little ghosts and goblins eating healthy. Aside from the unhealthiness of candy (that’s a whole other story), 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. Check out these haunting, healthier Halloween treats to serve up to your little ones.
1. Pretzel Spider Webs: The pretzel-chocolate combination is a favorite among many kids, so we’re confident these are going to become a Halloween tradition in your house. Plus, two webs will only put you out 71 calories! Don’t forget to pick up some spider rings to surprise the kiddies! Click here to see the recipe.
2. Creepy Crawly Spider Sandwiches: Give the kids a fright when they open their lunch box to find spiders crawling around! We used pretzel rods to make the tastiest spider legs you’ve ever seen, and chocolate chips for the cutest eyes ever. You’ll feel great knowing each sandwich is only 172 calories, yet packs seven grams of protein! Here’s the recipe!
3. Mummy Hot Dogs: We used turkey hot dogs and reduced-fat crescents to keep them on the skinny side, and dotted the eyes with a bit of mustard. You’ll be known as the cool “mummy” on the cul-de-sac once the neighbor kids get ahold of these yummy mummies! Check it out here!
4. Boo-nana Ghosts: We used frozen bananas, Greek yogurt and a bit of powdered sugar to create these healthy, spooky ghosts. At only 44 calories and 2 Weight Watchers SmartPoints a pop, you’ll be amazed by how tasty these treats are! The kids will love them and you’ll love the nutrition panel! Check them out here.
5. Monster Mouth: This cute recipe is an adorable snack that your kids will love. The apples, peanut butter and yogurt-covered raisins turn into a spooky surprise: a monster mouth! (via Today’s Frugal Mom)
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. 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!