Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Healthy Halloween Treats

Fun, Candy-Free Ideas

The one thing I hate about Halloween is the amount of sugar the kids eat. So, I decided to search the Internet for some quick, easy, and healthy Halloween snacks to feed the kids. Please check out the links where I found these recipes.

Ghost Eggs:

Hard-boil a dozen white eggs and let them cool. Then, use a permanent marker to draw silly or scary faces on each egg. You can also dye the eggs orange, yellow, or any other Halloween-themed colors you choose before applying the faces, if you like. From pinterest.

Spooky Mummy Pizza:

Maybe the best way we know to entice your kids to consume an actual dinner before they head out for trick-or-treating. Lightly toast slices of white or whole-wheat bread under the broiler. Top with pizza sauce, slices of white cheese (any kind) cut into bandage-like strips, and black olive eyes. Return to the broiler for just a few minutes to soften the cheese, and serve.
Spooky Mummy Pizza Idea from parentsociety.com  Image from ElizabethStreet.com


Broom Sticks:

This is a healthy, quick and easy snack to make for the kids. You will need three sticks of string cheese, six pretzel sticks, and chives. Using kitchen scissors, cut the ends off each string cheese stick (about 2 inches long). Cut one end of the cheese into strips, being careful not to cut all the way to the top. Fan out cheese strips as best you can. Take one side of the scissors and gently stick it into the uncut side of the cheese, to make a little hole for the pretzel. Slowly twist the pretzel stick into the hole, careful not to tear the cheese. Tie a string of fresh chives around the top of each cheese piece. This recipe and photo are found at www.navywifecook.com 

Ghost Peanut Butter and Jelly:

A simple but spooky ghost sandwich makes a lunchtime staple into a fun Halloween treat. For multiple hungry goblins use a variety of Halloween-theme cookie cutters such as pumpkins, witch hats, and cats to make a festive and tasty sandwich platter. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Use a ghost-shape cookie cutter to cut the sandwich into a ghost shape. Press two raisins into bread — use peanut butter if necessary — for the ghost’s eyes. Reference: http://chippersblog.com/

1 comment:

Daniela Escobar said...

Thank you for sharing, we once had a client that let her kids ate a couple of candies the Halloween day and trade the rest for one toy. I thought it was an smart healthy idea.

Daniela
www.aznannies.com