October is the month of Halloween, which means sugar will soon be everywhere. For health-conscious parents, this sugar phenomenon is often scarier than the costumes. But have no fear! We are here to offer you healthier alternatives, this Halloween. Read this blog for some of our favorite healthy spins on Halloween-themed treats.
Ever heard of the Switch Witch? It offers a creative way to get rid of all that extra candy. Have your kids put their extra candy out at night. The next day, they will find it replaced with a present they will surely love. It’s a win-win situation! You keep them healthy, and they remain happy.
Jack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups
Fruit is always a colorful and festive way to get your kids’ attention. To make some adorable jack-o’-lantern fruit cups, slice the tops of a few navel oranges. Scoop out the pulp and use a paring knife to carve the jack-o’-lantern faces. Fill them with grapes and other berries!
Candy Corn Popsicles
Stay away from the popular (but highly-processed) candy corn and make these delicious popsicle replicas instead. Simply use pineapple juice, orange juice and yogurt.
You know what they say… a mummy a day keeps the doctor away. These little mummified apples are adorable, and so easy to make! Simply use googly eyes and gauze to turn your apples into scary mummies your kids will love.
It’s alive! Well, not really. But this spooky veggie tray that looks like Frankenstein might still give your kiddos a scare. You can even get them to help you assemble it, which can trick (or treat) them into eating their veggies.
From Blue Skies Ahead
Dress up some green spinach pasta with googly eyeballs! All you need are string cheese, black olives and a straw. This is the perfect Halloween-themed dinner idea.
This is the easiest Halloween treat of them all! You simply need some clementines, tangerines or oranges and a food-safe pen. Everyone in the family can have fun drawing spooky faces! These make the perfect snacks to include in your kids’ lunchboxes during the week of Halloween.
These are just a few of the many delicious, nutritious and horrific Halloween-themed treats to include this month! Our ultimate goal is for you and your family to have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Need more tips or have any questions? Contact us today!