Nutrition

How To Keep Halloween Healthy?

A halloween Jack-O-Lantern

Halloween is that time of the year when everyone even the adults want to let loose. However, adults aside it is the kids that need to be dealt with. With treats of every kind laying around the house, there is no doubt that the taste buds will want to have a piece of everything. At the same time, Halloween is supposed to be exciting. Kids rush from door to door to collect candies and have a sugar rush of their lifetime. This is where things take a turn.

Everyone agrees on the fact that Halloween comes once every year, so no harm will come for letting ourselves loose for a day. This assumption alone puts every kid’s health at harm out there. While Halloween is supposed to be exciting, why not make it healthy as well? This might seem a big task but it isn’t. Therefore, let us discuss how you can keep boredom at bay and enjoy the healthiest treats while asking for ‘trick or treat’.

Strawberry Chocolate Covered Ghosts

Strawberry Chocolate Covered Ghosts are as interesting as it could get. This treat will transform strawberries into ghosts by using white melting chocolate and black ice. All it takes to make this treat are three simple ingredients that are easily available at local stores. First, you will need to dip the strawberries into white chocolate and allow them to cool down. Then, pipe the face using black ice to create eyes, which shall give it a ghostly appearance but the taste will not ghost you.

Finger Cookies Paleo

Now, this is something the kids would love to have, especially if they like spooky treats. This treatment involves using a cookie base to create finger-like treats that are very similar to real human fingers. Inside, there is strawberry jam that gives it a bloody impression while keeping the cookie intact. Add Paleos on top as fingernails to make it even spookier. The best thing about this treat is that you could make it at home as well. However, you will need to a bit careful with the knuckles.

Pumpkin Totoro Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Totoro Cheesecake Bars

You will hardly find anyone that does not have a taste for cheesecake. Everyone loves cheese and cake at the same time so who wouldn’t love this treat? In addition to that, kids love animated characters and that is why this treat features an animated Japanese character named Totoro. You can easily create pumpkin Totoro cheesecake bars using black and white icing. To transform cheesecake into Totoros, dust them right before putting them outside so that the stomach doesn’t disappear due to being absorbed into the cake. Pop the eyes, nose, and whiskers and there you have it.

Bat Energy Bites

This Halloween treat is bound to be both cute and spooky. In addition to that, your taste buds will experience sweetness and saltiness. All you need to do is create a round body using chocolate, natural peanut butter, jam, or crisp rice cereal while using blue corn chips that are broken to give it wings. Lastly, you need to add some candies that resemble the eyes, giving it a cute factor. As a result, you have something that has always spooked the kids in reality but now they keep it both healthy and tasty.

Caramel Apples with Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter

Caramel Apples with Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter

The key to creating a healthy Halloween treat is using a bit of something that the kids love instead of stuffing everything that is healthy. The reason being, that if only stuff things like peanut butter, it is highly unlikely that kids would pick up your treats.

Therefore, you need to add things like chocolate and caramel such as in this treat. To make this treat, simply grab some apples and cut them in half. Add some chocolate, peanut butter, and sesame seeds for excellent flavor. This way, you are keeping things simple, tasty, and healthy at the same time.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skulls

If you wish to offer skull treats to kids this Halloween, then this treat has got you covered. This simple yet delicious treat requires getting your hands on a miniature skull mold and then brushing and stuffing it with both chocolate and peanut butter to make it an ideal treat. Furthermore, you could add strawberry jam to give it a bloody impression. From the outside, the kids will love tasting the chocolate and from the inside, the strawberry and peanut butter combo is going to keep them healthy.

Haunted Pizza

Pizza does not have to be an unhealthy treat each time. You can easily make one yourself at home using skim cheese and reduced-fat. Create some ghosts using the cheese so that it gives it that haunted feeling while keeping calories and fat at bay. The haunted pizza recipe only involves whole-meat pizza dough, cheese, and sauce. This is how you are going to get away with treating something interesting and healthy at the same time.

Monster Sandwiches

Monster is an iconic cartoon character and kids love it. Monster sandwiches are an easy way to ensure that the kids munch on the healthiest treats during Halloween. Instead of filling the sandwich with unhealthy treats, customize them using fillings and delicious meat. You could decorate it by using candies to satisfy the sugar rush as well but most importantly, the kids will be munching on a healthy snack.

Witchy Guacamole

The witchy guacamole idea is downright magical. The kids will love exploring this treat and perhaps be the biggest Halloween hit. The best thing about this treat is that everything you use will be healthy, interesting, tasty, and most importantly spooky. Create eyes, lips, hair, hat, and nose using a mix of candies and vegetables. Share the treat with your neighbors as well to amaze them with your creativity as well.

Final Word

If you were to give the above mentioned healthy Halloween tips a try, you are sure to enjoy the event at its fullest. Not only that, but the kids are also going to have the best of both worlds i.e. healthy and delicious treats. Perhaps the best part is that you will not need to work in the kitchen for hours to prepare the treats. Since they are intended to be healthy, the only thing you will need to do is mix natural food items with candies to decorate and spook the kids.

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