Healthy Halloween Snacks

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Halloween is a fun time for kids. They get a chance to dress up as their favorite character, maybe even apply some special make-up, and go around the neighborhood saying, “Trick or treat!”.  The thing is, pretty much everyone gives a treat, rather than a trick. If you’re like me, watching your children consume the processed, sugary treats they receive in their bag is the scariest part of this spooky holiday. Not only do I prefer my children to not have a lot of refined sugar, I really have a hard time with them consuming foods that aren’t natural and healthy. However, it is part of the childhood experience, and I have to keep in mind that in moderation, these things will not cause great harm (my children do not have allergies, so that would be quite a different story).



Healthy Halloween snacks to help kids balance out a day known for being sugar filled.



That being said, I like to serve my kids healthy options during the day to make sure they consume the things their bodies really need. I feel like it may help counteract the candy at night. At the end of the night, after all trading has finished (and I’ve removed the really terrible pieces), my children each get a container to put their candy in. This container stays in the fridge for them to pick from each time they finish a healthy meal at home. They’re happy, I’m happy. The container gets dumped and refilled with each candy holiday (Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter…).



Anyway, here are a few cute ideas for the kids to snack on throughout the day that have a festive theme.



Healthy Halloween snacks to help kids balance out a day known for being sugar filled.

Candy Corn Parfait by Six Dollar Family





Healthy Halloween snacks to help kids balance out a day known for being sugar filled.

Candy Corn Popsicles by The Girl Inspired





Healthy Halloween snacks to help kids balance out a day known for being sugar filled.

Banana Ghosts and Tangerine Pumpkins by Weelicious





Healthy Halloween snacks to help kids balance out a day known for being sugar filled.

Spiders on a Log by Chelsea’s Messy Apron





Healthy Halloween snacks to help kids balance out a day known for being sugar filled.

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites by The Melrose Family





Hopefully these fun snack options will help you feel a little better about the treats your children may eat for Halloween!



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