Halloween is coming! It’s the spookiest time of the year!
When it comes to those yummy Halloween treats, we think they should do anything but spook your little ones’ bodies. Here are some great alternatives to all the junk.
HEALTHY SNACKS FOR HALLOWEEN PARTIES
Whether it’s a class party, the annual neighborhood costume party, or a sleepover, festive treats are a must-have! But when all the hype dies down, your kids are left with tummy aches and poor nutrition. Check out these healthier options that are sure to be a hit at any get-together.
SPIDERS ON A LOG
This snack is so creepy it’ll be hard for your children to resist the veggies hidden underneath. Made from celery sticks, peanut butter, and plastic spiders, it’s an easy way to sneak in a ton of protein.
If your kids love hummus, this is a great alternative to chips and dip. Boasting carrots, hummus, and parsley, these little dippers give you that savory crunch without all the empty calories.
SPOOKY PUMPKIN CUPCAKES
No party’s complete without a sweet treat. These cupcakes are made from pumpkin oat muffins and cream cheese frosting, making them lower in calories and sugar than traditional cupcakes.
DARKLY DELICIOUS APPLES
Candy and caramel apples are a fall staple. You can find them at fairs, festivals, and everywhere in-between. This recipe creates an antioxidant-rich snack that’s heart healthy, delicious, and lots of fun!
HEALTHIER OPTIONS FOR TRICK OR TREATING
Now that you have your party treats covered, what about that trick or treating dilemma? Instead of piling the neighbor kids’ buckets full of bad-for-you candy, try these alternatives. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Things like pirate hats and eye patches are available in bulk, and these treats get kids excited without causing tooth decay.
What kid doesn’t love sporting a tattoo? Like the accessories above, these can be bought inexpensively and with a Halloween theme.
Think about snacks kids love that are individually packaged, like string cheese, raisin boxes, Goldfish crackers, apple slices, and cereal bars.
POCKET TOYS AND GAMES
From mini yo-yos to mini card games, these treats are perfect for older kids who might not be too thrilled with temporary tattoos.
Kids need proper nutrition and fitness all year long — even on Halloween. Keep the tips mentioned here in mind this season, and check out everything the Amarillo Town Club has to offer for children of all ages.