10 Healthy Halloween Snacks Ideas
It’s hard to believe it’s October already and that it’s nearly time to organize those Halloween costumes for your little ones or perhaps even yourself! Halloween is a time for dressing up, pumpkin and spice and trick or treating. Nowadays it seems many kids get enough treats during Halloween to last them up until Christmas. With the seemingly endless amounts of junk food around it can be a challenging time to try to keep them eating healthy.
Whilst there is no great harm in kids eating some chocolate and sweets now and again that doesn’t mean that they have to over indulge for days or weeks on end or that you can’t get them to eat some nutritious foods in between. Here are some Healthy Halloween snacks that will go down a treat with both kids and adults alike and help prevent a processed sugar over load.
1. Bat Bites
These bites are a favourite with kids and are made of a chunk of cheese which is high in calcium, green grapes which are high in antioxidants and flax-seed Tortilla chips for wings.
2. Carrot fingers
Chopped carrots and sliced almonds work well here as ghoulish fingers in a bowl of hummus. Hummus is a great source of healthy Omega 3 fats and has iron, vitamin B, manganese, copper, folic acid, and amino acids. Carrots are high in Vitamin A which is great for eyesight, anti aging and healthy skin.
3. Banana Caterpillar
The banana caterpillar is one of my favourite healthy Halloween snacks. Chopped banana stuck together with almond butter work great as the caterpillars body whilst pretzel sticks and cacao nibs work well for the eyes and legs. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium which is essential for good nerve and muscle functioning and helps improve heart health.
4. Bug Bites
Sliced medjool dates with the stones removed make an excellent body for these bug bites. The legs are made with cacao nibs and chopped almonds are used for the eyes. Medjool Dates are high in dietary fibre and iron. Cacao nibs are simply chocolate in its purest form, before anything else is added. They are dried and fermented bits of cacao beans with a deep chocolate, nutty flavour. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, fibre, iron and magnesium.
5. Ghostly Bananas
Bananas, unsweetened shredded coconut and chocolate chips make this super quick, easy and healthy Halloween treat.
6. Spider Eggs
Black olives or grapes make great spiders on top of nutritious eggs that are packed full of nutrients such as vitamin A and choline. Vitamin A is great for heathy skin whilst choline is essential for brain health.
7. Puking Peppers
This Guacamole Dip is super easy to make and full of healthy fats and vitamin E. It’s made with mashed avocado, a chopped tomato, garlic clove, juice of a lime and some salt and pepper. It works great as a dip for Tortilla chips or sliced vegetables. This dip also looks great with a scary carved pumpkin.
8. Apple Bites
These are so easy to make with only two ingredients; apples for the mouth and chopped almonds for the teeth. Apples are full of antioxidants, high in fibre and vitamin C. Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein.
9. Orange Pumpkins
This celery and orange combo makes a cute mini pumpkin. Oranges are full of many nutrients such as Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant and vital for the proper functioning of a healthy immune system. Celery is a great low-calorie snack made mainly of water and many essential nutrients such as vitamin K, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C.
10. Strawberry Chia Seed Jam filled Chocolate cupcakes
These cupcakes are delicious gluten-free, dairy free and far healthier alternative to the highly processed, sugar laden, white flour types. Check out the recipe for them here.