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5 Healthy Treats You Should Be Making This Halloween Oct 24, 2018

5 Healthy Treats You Should Be Making This Halloween

Jenny Y Follow

Mother of 2  /  Toronto, Ontario  /  @littlelunchlove

MomsBeyond Content Contributor

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While it's difficult to encourage healthy eating on Halloween, it's not impossible, especially when better-for-you foods have a fun twist. Try these fun, spooky, and downright tasty treats to get your kids excited about eating healthy this Halloween.


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FRUIT SPIDER

This creepy crawler is a fun and healthy snack activity for kids this Halloween. Made from small plums or large red grapes, these crawlies are naturally sweet and taste delicious.


Instructions

Wash and dry two plums *small oval plums work best

Cut both plums in half lengthwise *watch for the seed

For the body, use one half plum

For the head, cut one-half plum in half again *It will now be 1/4 of the plum

For the legs, cut the remaining pieces of plum into 8 equal strips


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DEVIL-LICIOUS VEGGIES

Transform your baby bell peppers into Devils & Jack-O’-Lanterns this Halloween. They’re easy to make and a great way to get your kids excited about eating healthy on Halloween.


Instructions:

Wash and dry mini bell peppers

Using a small and very sharp paring knife, make small cuts into peppers like you would a pumpkin

Use the pieces you've removed to shape ears, horns and/or tails.


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BLACK & ORANGE SKEWERS

Kids love anything on a skewer and this is an easy snack they can get involved with making.


Instructions:

Wash blackberries and cut cantaloupe into bite-size pieces or use a melon baller

Using bamboo or plastic skewers have your kids place the fruit on the skewer in a pattern of their choice. 

*Note: these can be made with ANY orange or black(ish) fruits OR veggies ie. blueberries, oranges, carrots, cheddar cheese, seaweed.


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CANDY CORN PARFAIT

This fresh & sweet or sweet & salty treat is sure to be a huge hit!  It's also a much healthier version than the classic sugary treat.


Instructions:

Fruit Parfait: Fill a parfait glass starting with pineapple, cantaloupe, and apples *make sure to squeeze lemon on top of apples to prevent browning.

Snack Parfait: Fill a parfait glass starting with banana chips, cheese puffs and popcorn (opt for lightly salted)


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CUCUMBER MONSTERS

These monsters are more silly than spooky and are a great way to expose your kids to veggies!


Instructions:

For the body, cut a 2inch slice off of a cucumber

For the mouth, slice a v-shape chunk out of the side of the cumber *making sure not to cut all the way through.

For the tongue, slice a cherry tomato in half and place inside the v-shape opening

Add a candy eye to the top. *You can sub with a cheerio and chocolate chip as well!

Jenny Y Follow

Hi there, I’m Jenny. I live in Toronto, Canada with my husband Andrew, children Abigail & Brookson, & dog Ellie. I love to cook and bake, and recently started a food blog to share the snacks and meals I make for my family. When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m out eating, practicing yoga, in the bathtub, or vacationing with the family!

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