Halloween sugar high got you spooked? I got you covered with these easy healthy Halloween snack ideas for your kids! These spooky and fun snack recipes are perfect for Halloween. They are low in sugar, plant-based and gluten-free. So you wont mind sharing these Halloween treat ideas at school, or at your next spooky party!
The perfect Halloween snack ideas for your kids
It seems October is bombarded with a bunch of Pinterest boards and Instagram posts full of candy-filled lunchboxes and fun looking Halloween treat ideas for school and home. But you don't have to give in to the sugar craze to have a Halloween themed lunchbox.
Here are a few easy and healthy Halloween snack ideas that will impress even yourself! Perfect for your kiddos lunchbox or your Halloween themed party. And for some easy ways, you can reduce your trash this Holloween, check out this post "Halloween trash got you spooked, 5 easy ways you zero-waste Halloween".
1. Melon jack-o-lantern with fresh fruit
This one is a super easy Halloween snack for kids. This melon jack 'o' lanterns are fun and can be carved into many different scary faces.
- You will need:
- Carving knife, large spoon or melon baller
- Any additional fruit you like!
- Simply cut the bottom of the melon then use a melon scoop or a large spoon to carefully get the flesh out and cut into cubes. Then using a sharp knife cut out a mouth and eyes to the melon skin. Then add the melon slices back into the melon head. Add blueberries, pineapple or any other fresh fruit to make this easy snack colorful and fun. When finished don't forget to compost the head!
2. Banana ghosts and tangerine pumpkins
Another easy Halloween snack idea for kids. You will need some candy eyes, raisins or dark chocolate chips for these. If you prefer you can make the eyes super healthy by using a small dollop of yogurt with a raisin on top.
- What you will need:
- Raisins, chocolate chips, candy eye or yogurt.
- Simply peel the banana and tangerine. Cut the celery into thin sticks and add to the center of each tangerine. For the banana decorate it with eyes and a mouth. Simple and super fun. Be as creative or keep it as simple as you like. Serve with some healthy granola bars for an extra heart platter. We love the ones by Welo Kids because they are low in sugar and have added probiotics. And you know I am all about gut health!
3.Spooky apple monsters
Not sure if these are cute or spooky but they are the favorite Halloween snack around my house. Use yogurt and a raisin or chocolate chip for the eyes in place of the candy eyes for an extra-low healthy version.
- What you will need:
- Candy eyes (or yogurt and raisins)
- Cut the apples into quarters. Then carefully cut out a wedge slice in the middle of the piece. Next, remove the strawberry leaves and slice the strawberries longways. Cut the celery into very small thin sticks to use for the teeth. Assemble the monsters by placing the eyes on the top, the strawberry slice inside the cut wedge and the celery stick beside for the teeth.
4.Halloween Jello Ghouls
I was lucky enough to discovered vegan gluten-free Jello 3 weeks before Halloween! My kids have been asking for Jello for so long so I knew I had to make a Halloween treat ideas with them. These Ghouls are super cute and very easy to make! If you don't have eyes you can try and cut out tiny eyes using banana or even just paper (as long as you remove them before eating).
You can find the jello her Amazon store
The recipe for these cute and spooky jello ghouls can be found here.
5.Ghost pepper smoothies and monster chia cups ideas
The possibilities are endless for this next healthy snack. The following are just suggestions for flavors but feel free to make your own smoothie version with your favorite flavours.
- What you will need:
- Orange juice
- Frozen mangoes
- Your favourite protein powder.
- Chai cups
- Plant-based yogurt
- Chia seeds (whole)
- Granola topping
- Welo kids bar (or your favourite brand of a granola bar)
- To make the chai cups, mix 1 cup of yogurt to 1 tbs of chia seeds. Let it sit for 2 hours in the fridge to allow the chia seeds to do their magic.
- For the smoothie, add the fruit and protein powder into a high-speed blender. Add ½ cup of water and blend until smooth. You can serve right away.
- For the granola, simply break apart the bar into small pieces. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown.
- THEN ASSEMBLE: Place the smoothie and chia pudding into small cups and top with granola and pepper ghosts or kiwi ghouls (see below)
6. Ghost peppers and friends snack platter
Last but certainly not least you can create an epic Halloween treat platter ideas for a party. Combine some of the above ideas with these:
- What you will need:
- Any snack you like from the above list
- Pepper Ghosts
- Baby peppers
- Candy eyes (the yogurt will not work on these). You can use melted chocolate as an alternative
- Kiwi Ghouls
- Candy eyes
- Melon ghosts
- Melon slices
- For the pepper ghosts simply place the candy eyes onto the peppers and call it a day. Yup, it's that easy! For the chocolate version, melt some dark chocolate (you can microwave ½ cup chips and 2 tbs plant-based milk slowly). Then once the chocolate has cooled just use a toothpick to dap a tiny amount onto the pepper. You can also make mouths or noses if you like.
- For the Kiwi ghouls carefully cut the skin off the kiwi except for at the very top. Place the candy eyes onto the ghouls and done!
Halloween does not have to be full of sugared-up kids and spooked out parents. Make some of these healthy alternatives for your kiddos. In addition to being extra healthy, they also reduce the amount of waste you will produce this Halloween. And they make great Halloween treat ideas for school or a party!
For 5 easy tips on how you can reduce your Halloween trash, check out this article " Halloween trash got you spooked, 5 ways to zero-waste Halloween" or for how to deal with all that candy be sure to read "the switch witch and solutions for all that extra candy"
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Until then, tchau