Candy aside, the holiday is also a great reason to get into the kitchen with the kids with a fun activity to make Halloween treats together. These healthy ideas are easy, quick, and SO cute! (And not too scary for the littles.)
Admittedly, turning food into art is not something I have much patience for—but doing a super easy Halloween treat in a fun design is something I love doing with my kids. The key? Keep the idea really simple and easy to execute and don’t worry (at all!) about perfection. The goal is to do an activity together that the kids can eat and make the most of the together time.
Toast sandwich bread lightly. Then:
- Ghost: Top toast with a slice of white cheese, cut into the shape of a ghost. (A paring knife makes this easy.) Add raisin eyes.
- Pumpkins: Top toast with cream cheese or vanilla Greek yogurt and top with clementine slices and a little kiwi stem.
- Frankenstein: Top toast with nut or seed butter, melted chocolate hair and scar, and kiwi (use a melon baller to make the eyes).
Silly Face Smoothie
Make a green smoothie. top with granola for hair, dried fruit (like cranberries or raisins) for eyes, and mini marshmallows for funny teeth.
Ghost English Muffin Pizza
Top a toasted English Muffin with pizza sauce or pesto and top with a ghost cut out from a slice of cheese. You can serve it as is, or melt the cheese quickly in the oven or microwave.
Here’s a savory Halloween treat for snack time: Top whole grain round crackers with shredded cheese. You can even add slices of black olives for eyes if you want to!
Energy Bite Spiders
Fruit and Yogurt Candy Corn
Place Greek yogurt into a bowl. Top with diced yellow fruit (yellow kiwi or pineapple), orange fruit (clementines or cantaloupe) and white (banana, melon, or coconut).
Candy Corn Fruit Cups
You can also do this idea layered! See how I did it for Parents.
Serve up an assortment of green foods for a festive Halloween treat lunch. We like to include foods such as Banana Spinach Muffins, Snap Pea Crisps, kiwi, edamame, and cucumbers.
Dipping strawberries into Greek yogurt is a fun activity to do together and it’s a healthy Halloween treat to share. See the instructions in my post for Parents.