Candy and Halloween seem to go hand in hand these days. Still, there are more healthy treats you can make for your kids Halloween party. Yes, they will actually eat them. Some of them even contain sugar. Still, they are healthier than the candy you buy in the store. That’s because you control the amount of sugar and the other ingredients. Smart Moms know how to sneak fruits, nuts and veggies into their kids Halloween party foods.
Pus and Eyeballs
Nothing makes a more appetizing Halloween treat than a bowl of eyeballs and pus. How do you make it? Simply mix green grapes with tapioca pudding. It’s tastier than it sounds. Plus kids can imagine the eyeballs popping as they bite into them. EWWWW! Kids love to gross each other out so they’ll really get into this healthy treat.
Shaped Rice Cereal Treats
It’s candy but it also contains cereal with vitamins. Sneaky Moms know marshmallow treats are actually semi-good for kids, provided they don’t eat too many. Look for the recipe on the cereal box. You can make them conventionally or use a bit of decorator icing to draw simple Halloween pictures on them. You can also shape them by cutting with Halloween cookie cutters.
Chocolate and Cinnamon Dusted Almonds
These aren’t Halloween themed but kids love them and they’re very nutritious. These healthy treats will be the hit of any kids Halloween party. Mix together ½ cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon powdered sugar and one teaspoon cinnamon. Place in a large baggie. Add 2-4 cups of almonds and shake until coated. There’s very little sugar. These are an awesome substitute for a chocolate bar with almonds.
Jack-O Lantern Pizza
Pizza can be nutritious if you pile on the veggies. Take it easy on the cheese. Use round pizza pans for your kids Halloween party pizza. Roll out refrigerated pizza dough and place on the pans. Add crushed tomato sauce with lots of garlic and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle lightly with cheese and finely chopped onions, olives, mushrooms and green peppers. Use whole sliced vegetables or pepperoni to make a Jack-o-Lantern face. Bake and serve.
Make healthy nachos for your kids Halloween party. Healthy nachos? No I’m not crazy. Start by making your own cheesy tortilla chips. Brush corn tortillas with olive oil, sprinkle lightly with finely shredded cheddar and place in the oven on broil until crisp. Make your own salsa by mixing a can of crushed tomatoes with a can of diced green chilies and ¼ cup chopped onions. Mix up a healthy bean dip by blending a can of black beans with ¼ cup of homemade salsa. Place small bowls of beans, salsa, cheese, black olives and sour cream on the table for kids to top their own nachos with.