Friday, 23 October 2015

5 Healthy & Fun Halloween Treats to Make at Home

With Halloween approaching, it becomes harder and harder to ensure your children are not overdoing it on the sweets. Dressing up, trick-or-treating, and munching on candies all night is always fun for the little ones. If you want an alternative to the sugary snacks, look no further. Getting kids to help in the kitchen has many benefits. Kids will develop an appreciation for whole food ingredients and be more eager to try new foods if they are picky eaters. It is an opportunity to develop fine motor skills as well as food and kitchen safety. It is also a great way to spend more quality time with them!

These five fun and spooky treats are packed with nutrients and the kids will love helping you make (and eat!) them.

Barrie Discovery Child Halloween Recipe
Image and Recipe from Oh She Glows!
These creepy but fun snacks have only 3 ingredients, and the kids will love pushing the almond sliver "teeth" into the apple.

Barrie Discovery Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
Image and Recipe from
Who doesn’t love a peanut butter cup? Well, these are a healthy version that will leave you craving more. Dark chocolate and sweetened with maple syrup- they are refined sugar and dairy free!

Barrie Discovery Boo-Nana Recipe
Image and Recipe from
These have the added bonus of being irresistibly adorable! Easy as 1-2-3! You could sub raisins for the chocolate eyes, or add other spooky ingredients like shredded coconut.

Barrie Discovery Child Care Fruit Snack Recipe
Image and Recipe from
Store bought fruits snacks are one of those foods that seems healthy but in reality is loaded with sugar and artificial flavours and colours. Luckily it is very easy to make your own! This recipe creates simply cubed pieces, but you could totally go all out with some fun halloween themed moulds like these.

Barrie Discovery Child Vegetable Skeleton
Image and Recipe from FeedingFourLittleMonkeys Blog
Sometimes it’s bet to just keep it simple, like this veggie skeleton. Let the kids pick out what kind of veggies are used and help you arrange them on the plate. Pick out any kind of veggie dip for the head- hummus, eggplant, ranch.. so many yummy options!

Happy Healthy Halloween!

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1 comment:

  1. Seems like some tasty and healthy treats, especially for children.I will make sure i try these, thank you.