It's that time of the year again when you must start planning your Halloween party ideas for your children's home or school parties. Halloween is all about the candy, but these days parents and schools want to limit the amount that are giving out to the kids. Some schools will not allow any snacks if the first ingredient listed is sugar. These days it is all about promoting healthy snacks at home and in schools. Here is a few Halloween healthy snack ideas, that are not only healthy, but cute as well.
Peanut Butter Banana Caterpillar
Carefully cut the the banana in half length-wise and spread the peanut butter between each slice. Using pretzel sticks, break each stick in half and stick it into each banana slice for legs. Use chocolate chips for eyes (mini ones work best) and sprinkle with coconut, if you like. This can be done by the party host prior to start of the party or can also make a great Halloween party craft for the kids, as well.
Jack O'Lantern Fruit Cup
Nothing complicated involved in this. Purchase the packaged fruit cups in either peaches or oranges. Using a Sharpie marker draw a jack o'lantern face on the plastic seal.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Every kid loves homemade chocolate chip cookies. How about making these popular cookies a healthier way with whole wheat flour and a little pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice added.
This is a very easy snack to assemble. All you really have to do is take a banana and cut it in half. Place a lollipop stick through the bottom half of it. Mini chocolate chips can be used for the eyes and mouth.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Consider saving the pumpkin seeds from your jack o'lantern and roast them for the kids to have a healthy snack on during the party. These are much healthier alternative to potato chips. They can be lightly salted or even sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. This way you can control the amount of salt and sugar the kids are taken in. I hope you enjoy these fun, easy, Halloween healthy snack ideas. These provide a great healthy start to Halloween and give them the necessary energy to get through a night of trick-or-treating. These flat cards are the perfect way to keep track of these healthy snack ideas! Click here
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