Are your kiddos excited about Halloween? We are too, but we’re not looking forward to a sugar coma. It is inevitable that your kiddos will fill up on sugary sweets tonight. In an effort to try to get something healthy in their bellies today, try making them one of these hauntingly healthy (and delicious) snacks before heading out to trick or treat!
- 4 medium-sized granny smith apples, cut into 8 sections each
- 1 cup natural creamy organic peanut butter
- 1 cup yogurt covered raisins
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Section each apple and then sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning. Spread about 1 tsp. of peanut butter on each slice. Stick 4-6 yogurt-covered raisins on an angle in the peanut butter, then place a second peanut butter-covered apple slice on top. (You may need to secure with a toothpick or extra peanut butter.) Cool for 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.
- Cuties (clementines, tangerines, or other small citrus works as substitute)
Cut celery into small pieces. Peel citrus, and top with small celery stick. Mini pretzel sticks can work as substitute for celery stick.
- Chocolate Chips
Cut bananas in half (widthwise). Use chocolate chips to make eyes and mouth. Raisins may be used as an even healthier substitute for chocolate chips.
- Whole Wheat Bread
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate chips
- Mini Pretzel Sticks
Make a Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich. Cut sandwich into a circle to create the spider’s body. For an extra precise shape, you can use a circular cookie cutter or trace the top of a cup with your knife. Insert pretzel sticks into sides of sandwich, to create spider legs. Use chocolate chips to make eyes. You can use a small amount of peanut butter to make sure the chocolate chip eyes stay attached to the body.
sources: activekids.com, everydayhealth.com