Entice your kids with these healthy Halloween recipes.
For kids, Halloween is all about candy and other sweet treats. However, as a parent, you know that eating too much sugar will only end up making your children feel ill. If you want your kids to eat a little healthier this Halloween, then try serving them some of these spooky snacks.
- 1 apple
- slivered almonds
- almond or peanut butter
- strawberry jam
- Cut off the sides of an apple and cut them in half.
- Cut out the mouth in each apple quarter.
- Put 1 tsp of jam or nut butter inside the apple to create a tongue.
- Place slivered almonds for the teeth.
- 1 string cheese
- 1 (1-inch) slice of bread
- 2 black beans
- Yogurt, for tiny dots
- Marinara sauce, for serving (optional)
- Using a knife, cut each end of the string cheese into fourths (to make 8 total legs for your spider), leaving about a 1-inch section that’s not cut in the middle of the string cheese to hold it together.
- Wrap the bread slice around the middle section.
- Make small indents in the bread where you want the eyes to go and push black beans in gently. (You can use some yogurt as glue to help them stick.)
- Use a toothpick to add a small dot of yogurt to each black bean to make the whites of the spider’s eyes.
- Serve spiders alone or with warmed marinara sauce for dipping as a pizza-like snack.
- 4 large fresh bananas — not overly ripe, or the bananas may be too soft
- 1 cup nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips — for eyes
- 16 popsicle sticks
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
- Peel 2 bananas and slice each in half, cross-wise. Slice each half in half again the “long” way, so that you have 4 long, narrow pieces total.
- Carefully insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of each, then place on the baking sheet. Place baking sheet in the freezer until banana pops are frozen, about 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt and powdered sugar. Once the bananas are frozen, dip them into the yogurt mixture, then return them to the lined baking sheet.
- Place 2 mini chocolate chips on each of the ghosts for eyes. Return to the freezer for at least 1 hour to allow the yogurt to set.
These fun and healthy snack ideas are sure to grab your kids’ attention this Halloween. Are you looking for assistance with your insurance this holiday? If so, then contact the experts at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California to get started today.