Healthy and Fun Halloween Party Treats

2013-10-24T15:45:00Z Healthy and Fun Halloween Party TreatsBarb Ruess nwitimes.com
October 24, 2013 3:45 pm  • 

Healthy and Fun Halloween Party Treats

I’m not a Halloween scrooge. I like fun-size snickers as much as the next person (perhaps even more), but it does seem like the sugar has gotten out of hand at school parties and Halloween get-togethers. I know I’m not the only one who greets this holiday with a slight dread of future dentist bills and sugar crashes. With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of healthy Halloween treats that are fun, fresh and satisfying.

Fun (and healthy) Halloween Treats

You don’t have to be a master chef to serve something that fits the Halloween theme and is still healthy. Here are some ideas ranging from "super simple" to "prep the night before."

Zombie Eyeballs: A bowl of grapes with a sign that says "zombie eyeballs."

Halloween Ham & Cheese: Using small cookie cutters, cut out slices of cheese and deli meat in the shapes of ghosts, pumpkins and bats. You could also do this with sandwiches.

Skeleton hands: Fill clear, plastic gloves with popcorn. Opt for homemade popcorn over microwave for the healthiest option. Popcorn is a great fiber-filled treat when it’s not loaded up with artificial butter flavoring.

Boo-nanas: Peel and cut bananas in half. Add chocolate chips for eyes and a mouth. Serve as-is or frozen. You could also insert a craft stick in the base to make them easy to handle.

Want more fun Halloween snack ideas? Check out my article in this month's NWI Times Your Family.

Barb lives in Crown Point with a hungry family that includes three kids. You can find her out running, wishing for a day warm enough to visit Lake Michigan, on Twitter and writing her daily blog, Quick Like A Bunny where you never know what she'll be talking about.

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