It's Spooky Season! But That Doesn't Mean Your Plate Has To Be Full of Scary Ingredients

It's Spooky Season! But That Doesn't Mean Your Plate Has To Be Full of Scary Ingredients

Are you looking to combat the sugar overload that typically comes with Halloween festivities? Then it’s time to add some creative items to the mix. The trick is to find treats that provide so much fun that no one even notices they are healthy - you sneaky mom, you!

I’ve gathered 15 healthy treats to use in your kid’s classroom, healthier options for your Halloween night party and snacks for pre-trick-or-treating! Fellow parents will thank you for providing treats that dodge the sugar crash, and you can make sure everyone heads out for a night of trick-or-treating with something other than candy in their stomach!

  1. Banana Ghosts - cut a banana in half. Press in 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Option to dip them in coconut or graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Tasty Spiders - Use round crackers topped with peanut butter and place 4 small pretzel sticks on each side for the spider legs. Top with another cracker and use 2 chocolate chips for the eyes.
  3. Strawberry Ghosts - Dip strawberries in white chocolate. Insert mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a Cheerio for the mouth.
  4. Clementine Pumpkins -Decorate the peel of clementine cuties with a Sharpie.
  5. Festive Rice Crispy Treats - Use cookie cutters to make marshmallow treat shapes.
  6. Terrifying Trail Mix - Load baggies with dried fruit, nuts and pretzels. Include yellow dried mangos and purple raisins to create a Halloween vibe.
  7. Popcorn Hands - Drop 1 candy corn into the tip of each finger of a clear plastic glove. Fill the rest of the fingers and hand of the glove with popcorn. Secure the bottoms with twisty ties.
  8. Veggie Skeleton - Arrange a veggie skeleton using celery sticks for bones. You can also use baby carrots, sliced peppers, etc.
  9. Hand in the veggie dip - Stick 5 small carrot sticks carved to look like fingers complete with colored nails into your vegetable dip.
  10. Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups - Carve jack-o-lantern faces into navel oranges and scoop out the insides. Fill with mixed berries or other fruit.
  11. Candy Corn Pizza - Using a pizza slice, place vegan cheddar cheese on the outside rim and then vegan mozzarella cheese inside to make a candy corn design.
  12. Bugs on a Log - Use plastic ants/spiders to top celery sticks filled with peanut butter.
  13. Tombstone Sandwiches - Cut whole grain bread in the shape of a tombstone using a round cookie cutter. Write messages with ketchup or mustard.
  14. Veggie Monsters - Kids can build edible monsters from cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, edamame, bell pepper slices, etc. Guacamole and hummus make great glue to hold all the pieces together.
  15. Stuffed Bell Pepper Heads - Carve fun faces into bell peppers. Steam and fill with spaghetti. Allow the noodles to spill over and look like slimy brains falling out.