Making healthy and fun food treats for Halloween is easy.
It’s a scary time of year for all us fitness folks.
People all around us are offering us pint-sized pieces of candy and chocolate that we don’t usually partake in. It’s all in the spirit of Halloween, of course, and it gives both kids and adults an excuse to overdo the sweetness on one day of the year.
If you want to have a few other options this year, here’s a quick guide.
Making it Festive
I am all about the scary decorations and fun food to get you (and the kids, if there are any) into the Halloween spirit.
How about some eggs topped with spiders made of olives to get the day off to a spooky start. Plenty of protein and healthy fats in these little babies:
Or make some fruity banana ghosts and pumpkins made of clementines to put a smile on the little ones’ faces:
Anything you make with pumpkin is automatically considered “Halloweeny” so carve one up, bake it up, and make sure you roast those seeds in the oven for a tasty snack.
Try Something Different
You can be that house that gives out the something besides candy. I know, I know, you don’t want to deprive the kids of their cavity-inducing treats. They’ll get plenty anyway, but at least you can give them something a little more interesting.
What kid wouldn’t love some pumpkin temporary tattoos, zombie stickers, glow-in-the-dark fangs, or a spider back scratcher? Don’t forget, Halloween is about the fun and the joy of the experience, not just the sugar rush.
Have a healthy Halloween!