Get ready for a spooky good time! Your kids will love these candy-free, healthy Halloween food ideas. Try them for your kids’ next Halloween-themed classroom party or after-school get-together.
Let’s face it: Halloween is a sugar-themed holiday. Six hundred million pounds of candy are sold during Halloween every year. That’s a lot of sweets ending up in our kids’ tummies!
While we don’t advocate for a sugar free holiday, we do realize that as parents, we can at least offer healthier food under our own roof. Between Trick-or-Treating, school parties, neighborhood trunk-or-treating, and community events, kids get PLENTY of sweets! It’s so good for them to have healthy options at home, while still having a little fun with the holiday!
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Cheese and Pretzel Spider Bites
I love these Spider Bites for Halloween food, because it’s a quick snack, we always have the ingredients, and the kids love to make their own!
Cucumber Skulls or Pumpkins
Slice a cucumber into rounds. Using the edge of a knife, cut out face shapes from the inside.
This creamy and refreshing smoothie gets it spooky orange color from frozen peaches and carrots!
With just a couple ingredients you can transform an every day grilled cheese into a Monster Sandwich that will totally delight your kiddos!
Candy Corn Fruit Cup
Just as sweet- but much more nutritious! We made these Candy Corn Fruit Cups with pineapple, oranges and greek yogurt.
We made these Finger Fries with sweet potatoes- served with a side of ketchup, you have one fun and spooky Halloween snack!
I added creamy peanut butter to a piping bag for this. I sliced a banana and stuck the end in a popsicle stick. Then drizzled the peanut butter around the mummy (much easier if the banana is slightly frozen). Add a large candy eye to make it look like a mummy.
Slice carrots into circles or coins and top with cream cheese, sour cream, or yogurt and an olive slice.
Spiders on a Log
With the addition of chocolate chips, your ants on a log get a Halloween makeover that your kids will love!
Apple Monster Mouth
Slice apples into wedges. Spread the inside with peanut butter, and then arrange seeds like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds into a row of teeth.
I love this idea for zucchini with pizza sauce, mozzarella and a slice of olive! It totally looks like an eyeball!
This Hummus Snake makes a delicious and protein packed snack!
I love these healthy Halloween food ideas because they’re simple enough for kids to make on their own. They are healthy enough that they can be a fun way to celebrate, without adding to the sugar load of the day. What other snacks do your kids like to make for Halloween festivities?
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