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Fun and Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

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Halloween sugar high got you spooked? I got you covered with these easy (I am not Martha Steward) healthy Halloween snack ideas.

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. 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”.

Melon jack-o-lantern with fresh fruit

This one is a super easy Halloween snack idea. This melon jack ‘o’ lanterns are fun and can be carved into many different scary faces.

  • You will need:
    • Melon
    • 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. Keep as balls or cut into cubes to add 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!

For more zero-waste tip sto reduce your Halloween trash check out this post (Halloween trash got you spooked?)

Banana ghosts and tangerine pumpkins

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Another easy Halloween snack idea. 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:
    • Bananas
    • Tangerines
    • Celery
    • 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!

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:
    • Apple
    • Strawberries
    • Celery
    • 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.

Halloween Jello Ghouls

When I discovered vegan gluten-free Jello 3 weeks before Halloween I knew I had to make these. Check out my Amazon store for the link to the Jello powder I used.

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:
    • Smoothie
      • Pineapple
      • Melon
      • Orange juice
      • Frozen mangoes
      • Your favorite protein powder. I love the one by Nuzest because of how clean it is.
    • Chai cups
      • Plant-based yogurt
      • Chia seeds (whole)
    • Granola topping
  • 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 1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth. You can serve right away. To make the peppers and Kiwi Ghouls see below.
  • 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.

Ghost peppers and friends snack platter

Last but certainly not least you can create an epic Halloween themed snack platter by using all the above-mentioned snack ideas.

  • What you will need:
    • Pepper Ghosts
      • Baby peppers
      • Candy eyes (the yogurt will not work on these. You can use melted chocolate as an alternative
    • Kiwi Ghouls
      • Kiwis
      • Candy eyes
  • For the pepper ghosts simply place the candy eyes onto the peppers and call it a day. For the chocolate version, melt some dark chocolate (you can microwave some 1/2 cup chips and 2 tbs plant-based milk slowly).
  • 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.

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”

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Until then, tchau

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