10 healthy Halloween party treats
Transforming Health | 10.30.13
Have a festive, fun and healthy Halloween with these treat ideas that we discovered on Pinterest.
These treats are not only healthy, but are lots of fun to make together as a family! Try them out then let us now what you think in a comment below! Happy Halloween!
1. Boo-nana ghosts
Haunt the breakfast table with these easy treats: Dip half of a small banana in low-fat vanilla yogurt, add chocolate chips eyes, then freeze on a popsicle stick. You can dip it in shredded coconut, too. see picture
2. Apple mummies
Wrap an apple in gauze, add candy eyes, and you’ve got an easy to-go treat for a lunchbox or for trick-or-treaters!
3. Sea monster dip
Cut a bell pepper in half, and cut up the other half in to thin slices. Put the top half of the pepper over your favorite hummus or low-fat veggie dip- then arrange the slices as legs around the body. Add olives or other veggies to the pepper for eyes. see picture
4. Party pumpkins
Halloween’s not complete without pumpkins! Peel a clementine and top it off with a bit of celery to create this healthy treat! see picture
5. Witches’ brooms
This be-witching treat is made with pretzel sticks, string cheese, and chives. Cut a chunk of the string cheese with a pair of scissors to create the broom, and tie it to the pretzel stick with the chive. see picture
6. Candy corn cups
Layer pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges and low fat whipped cream to create this festive dessert. see picture
7. Vampire smiles
These Slice an apple, put two slices together with peanut butter and place almonds for teeth. see picture
8. Creepy spiders
Create a creepy-crawly fruit spider with a plum for the body, and use pretzel sticks to attach red grapes for the legs. see picture
9. Veggie skeleton
Get the kids involved in creating a veggie skeleton together. Carrot arms, pepper ribs, cucumber spine, celery legs, and broccoli feet- you get the picture! A bowl of low-fat dip becomes the face with olive eyes, and lettuce hair.
10. Goblin grins
These will put a smile on your kids’ faces! Grab some snow peas and slit them down the middle. Stick a sun-dried tomato in for a tongue, and add slivered almonds for teeth. see picture
Bonus: Check out “The Ultimate Halloween Candy Health Matrix” to see where your favorite treat stands.