7 Spooky Snacks for a Healthy Halloween
Halloween comes with its fair share of dressing up, face painting, tricks, and of course treats. While October 31st is notorious for bags of candy and sugar galore, there’s no reason why you can’t also incorporate some healthy food into your child’s Halloween. We’ve rounded up 7 creative, fun, and yummy snacks that will be sure to leave your little ghost howling for more!
1. Creepy Carrot Fingers
One classic witch hand coming up. Whip up a batch of your favorite veggie dip and set aside. Peel a few long carrots and cut into 5 pieces. Then cut a notch in the tip of each carrot slice. Dab a bit of peanut butter (or favorite substitute) into the notch and press a sliced almond into the peanut butter to create the fingernail. Stick the fingers into the dip and munch away!
2. Spooky Banana Ghosts
Turn a simple banana into a spooky ghost. Cut a banana in half. Stick two mini chocolate chips backwards for eyes, and one regular chocolate chip backwards for the mouth. You could even slide the banana onto a popsicle stick for a fun and easy way to eat your yummy ghost.
3. Apple Slice Smiles
Turn an apple slice into a gruesome grin. Core an apple, then cut a wedge out of the skin side. Stick some slivered almonds into the fruit for the teeth.
4. Pumpkin Sweet Potato Fries
This is the perfect pumpkin-themed snack, especially for your chip loving kids. Grab the largest sweet potato you can find, making sure it’s fat, round, and has an even midsection. Peel and slice the ends away, leaving a thick, even center. Slice the potato into very thin slices, then carve the pumpkin faces and a notch in the top for the “stem.” Place the slices onto a baking sheet and spray with olive oil, lightly coating the front and back of each slice. You can also sprinkle spices of your choice on the slices for an extra kick of flavor (examples: salt, onion powder, cinnamon, cayenne, etc.). Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until barely golden brown around the edges. Enjoy!
5. Deviled Olive Spiders
Halloween isn’t complete without a few spiders here and there. Let these yummy, healthy, and (thank goodness) fake spiders crawl right into your toddler’s mouth. Top a deviled egg with half of a whole black olive. Cut another olive into slices and use as legs.
6. Clementine Pumpkins
Make a pumpkin with a citrus twist by peeling a clementine and sticking a small piece of celery into the top as a stem. Short and simple, but oh so sweet!
7. Bell Pepper Jack O’ Lantern
Turn a boring bell pepper into a jack o’ lantern veggie cup. Cut the top off an orange bell pepper and set aside. Remove the seeds and scrape out the inside. Carve your pepper pumpkin face. Fill the pepper with a variety of cut up veggies of your choice, then place the top back on the pepper.
We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy Halloween! Bon appetit!
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Dani lives in North Carolina with her two preschoolers. She is a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom who loves to clean and organize anything and everything. Her happiness is found in Jesus, days at the spa, and combating dark chocolate peanut butter cups with everyday workouts at the gym. She owns a wedding, lifestyle, and freelance photography business, Dani Nicole Photography.