Healthy Halloween Ideas for Kids

Healthy Halloween Ideas for Kids

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Most Halloween inspired food I see uses candy filled with artificial ingredients, food dyes, or other heavily processed items from the store.  With lots of school and neighborhood Halloween parties coming up, I have been searching for healthy Halloween food to serve the kids.  Most of these ideas are from my KIDS: Food Pinterest page.

I love these banana ghost pops from Skinny Taste.  I made these for my girls using greek yogurt, in place of white chocolate, and then sprinkled shredded coconut over them.  They were a huge hit!  I also used peanut butter with coconut, which worked great, as well.

There are a couple ways to make a pumpkin shape using fruits and vegetables.  Here is a fruit pumpkin from Wholsome Dinner Tonight.

And here’s a look at a vegetable pumpkin I found on Pinterest.

These broomsticks made of pretzels and cheese sticks, from Cocinandocon Cat Man, would be so fun for a Halloween party!  Thanks for sharing these on Facebook, ESP!

I found these “Shark Teeth”, from Delia Creates, made from sliced cheese on Pinterest a while back.  For Halloween you could call them Vampire Teeth.

I’ve made these Apple Bites from Workman Family several times for my girls.  I will occasionally use marshmallows, but I prefer to replace them with sliced or slivered almonds.

***Most store bought marshmallows have lots of artificial ingredients — read the labels before using!

Two more super simple and healthy orange Halloween treats!

First, these peel oranges with celery slice in the middle, from Blue Skies Ahead.

And these mandarin oranges with a Jack-o-Lantern face from Under Construction.  This would be an exciting activity for a Preschool or Kindergarten class, or something to hand out at Halloween.

These Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato fries, from Babble, would be a healthy addition to dinner, or school lunches.

Mummy Pizzas would be easy to make and serve at a party or for dinner.  You could use English Muffins, or tortilla, and can blend the tomato sauce with red bell pepper, and carrots to add some extra veggies..

 

Last year, I made my girls mashed sweet potatoes, then used a pumpkin cookie cutter to shape this sweet potato pumpkin. They added the peas to complete it!

This could be one the best veggie trays I’ve ever seen, by Feeding Four Little Monkeys.  I know my girls would love this one!  It might take some time to put this one together, but would be an enjoyable learning activity for the kids.

Salad stuffed oranges by All You.

Of course, green and orange smoothies would be tasty and colorful drinks during a Halloween party.  Here is my Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. 

If you have not tried a green smoothie, now is the time, especially for kids!  Call it a spooky zombie drink, a secret potion, or a special Halloween treat…I bet they gobble it up.  One way to sweeten green smoothies is with Barlean’s Omega Swirl fish oils.  They are great to add to smoothies for kids because they add lots of flavor, and they also add lots of necessary Omega-3′s!

A couple green smoothies that kids love:

If you have any other ideas and links to share, please do!  Let’s make Halloween a little healthier this year.

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Kristi October 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love you. Is that so weird to say? I love that there are people like you that are showing that healthy and fun can be done. Thank you. Will promote…

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greenplaterule October 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

Not weird at all. ;) Thanks for the message and the laugh this morning! And as always, thank you for sharing!
Have a great day, Kristi!

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Sarah October 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Just air popped my own popcorn for the first time since I was probably eight! It was so easy-I melted a little butter on it, sprinkled some salt and put in some dried cranberries. My two year old has been giving me hugs between mouthfuls!

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greenplaterule October 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

Yum! We love air popped popcorn in my house! Nothing sweeter than having those little arms wrapped around your neck. :)
Have a great day!

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Ksjenka November 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Hello, there! I really, really adore these recipes and ideas. Victoria, you’re incredible person!:))) Thank you for all.

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Crystallin November 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

These are fantastic ideas. I am sorry that I didn’t see them BEFORE Halloween, but they will definitely show up next year! (Unless I can figure out how to repurpose them for Thanksgiving!

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Jodi October 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Love these ideas!! Thank you so much for so many great suggestions on fun ways to make party food that isn’t all about the sugar etc all the time. :-)

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