Deliciously Scary Healthy Halloween Treats


As fall gets into full swing, we can’t help but be super excited for one of our favorite holidays, HALLOWEEN!

When we were kids, we used to love to trick-or-treat and now with children and nieces of our own, we are really looking forward to sharing this fun day with them. But don’t get too scared… just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean we feed them with endless amounts of candy and unhealthy snacks!

There are tons of quick, easy and healthy alternatives for trick or treating handouts – simply giving out candy is taking the easy way out, not to mention pretty boring. If you want to keep your kids (and yourself!) on the right track at home, try two of our favorite healthy Halloween alternatives.

So get ready to enjoy delicious treats (and maybe even scare your little ones)!

Carrot Fingers

What do you need?

One long carrot, three medium length carrots, one shorter length carrot, sliced almonds, low fat cream cheese and fat free veggie dip.

How do you make it?

Put a small amount of cream cheese on the end of the carrot. Attach one almond per carrot (for each fingernail) using the cream cheease to make them stick in place. Put as much veggie dip as desired in a bowl. Line the carrots along the middle of the bowl so it looks like a hand is reaching out the middle.

Less than 200 calories for the entire bowl.

Apple Bites

What do you need?

One apple for every four children (the kind of apple doesn’t matter), an apple corer and a bag of sliced almonds.

How do you make it?

Core the apple and cut it into quarters. Cut a wedge out of the skin side of the apple to look like an open mouth. Place almonds along the top and bottom to look like teeth. Be careful, they may bite!

Less than 40 calories per apple slice.

Enjoy the recipes! We hope your children love making these treats as much as they love eating them. Do you have any deliciously scary (and a bit healthy) Halloween recipes? If so, share them in the comment section!




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