Be a Neighborhood Halloween Hero with these Healthy Halloween Treats

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Last edition on: October 26, 2016

If you want to be the neighborhood Halloween hero among parents and kids, consider these healthy Halloween treats that satisfy and are easy food projects to make. the most effective way to introduce healthy snacks into Halloween, and every other day.

With Halloween comes creativity, excitement… and sugar. The thought of the highs and lows a kid gets from eating a Halloween candy is quite enough to put the scare in any parent. Halloween candy most of the time can have a scary amount of calories, so Skip traditional calorie-packed snacks and make a few of these slimmed-down desserts instead. Here, we’ve rounded up healthy treats for a happy, guilt-free halloween.

Also, unfortunately, sugar isn’t the only ingredient to worry about when you shop. Consider these ingredints before choosing what to eat—or give away to all of those little goblins and ghosts.

Halloween Treat Ingredients to Avoid

  1. Artificial sweeteners (advantame, aspartame, neotame, saccharin, sucralose and acesulfame potassium).
  2. HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (HFCS).
  3. Food dyes and artificial colors.
  4. Hydrogenated Oils.

1. Healthy Halloween Paleo Apple Bites

Paleo-friendly alternatives to Halloween candy are few and far between. Make your own healthy Halloween treats this year at home. No baking is required for these easy apple bites, dipped in decadent dark chocolate and sprinkled with crunchy nuts.

healthy Halloween treats

healthy Halloween treats

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2. Ghost Popcorn Treat Bags

Ghost Popcorn Bags

Ghost Popcorn Bags

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3. Witches Hands

WitchHand

WitchHand

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4. Clementine Pumpkins

Clementine Pumpkins

Clementine Pumpkins

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5. Monster Apple Bites

Monster Apple Bites

Monster Apple Bites

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6. Pretzel Brooms

Pretzel Brooms

Pretzel Brooms

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7. Halloween Spider Cracker Snacks

These little cracker spiders would be a hit for a school party! Peanut butter sounds better to me as the stuffing, but cream cheese is more allergy friendly–maybe make a few of both?

Spider Crackers

Spider Crackers

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8. Mini Spider Sandwiches

School lunch just isn’t complete without these mini spider sandwiches! Surprise the kids on Halloween with a creative and fun version of their favorite sandwich.

Halloween Spider Sandwiches

Halloween Spider Sandwiches

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9. Hot Dog Fingers

Those little knuckle slices are just enough to make these hot dog fingers repulsive enough for Halloween! Garnish them with ketchup to resemble blood, and an onion slice for the yucky nail.

Hot Dog Fingers

Hot Dog Fingers

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10. Ghostly Pizza

A ghost shaped cookie cutter will do the trick! The cheese tends to melt and turn into a big blob if baked too long, so bake your pizza first, and then add your cheese 5 minutes before it’s done. Use pieces of olives or capers for your eyes.

Ghostly Pizza

Ghostly Pizza

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11. Sand”Witch” With A Celery Broom

Sand"Witch" With A Celery Broom

Sand”Witch” With A Celery Broom

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There’s more to Halloween than candy! Give out also non-food treats: pencils, stickers, temporary tattoos or glow sticks.

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