We first posted about healthy Halloween snacks for kids in October 2020… a year we’ll never forget. But we’ve refreshed our post with some new snack ideas for Halloween 2022!
We’ll be the first to say that enjoying candy in moderation is acceptable, especially during this time of year, but it’s critical that you maintain your oral hygiene routine as we enter into the holiday season.
We’re here to help you promote the holiday spirit while simultaneously managing your child’s sugar intake, so here are some additional creatively healthy Halloween snack ideas to incorporate into your Halloween festivities:
- Pumpkin Mummy Cookies: These spooky-looking cookies are really soft and delicious on the inside. Plus, they’re gluten-free, thanks to the coconut and almond flour. Not only will kids love them, but they also only take 25 minutes to make.
- Monster Wraps: Who says Halloween-themed food has to be all about desserts?! There are tasty lunchtime options like these adorable wraps. You can fill them with anything from your favorite veggies and a layer of hummus to a lean protein mixed with whatever makes your kiddos eat them right up – these wraps are a customizable meal that is spooky and satisfying all at once!
- Snack-o-Lantern Fruit Cups: Jack-o-lantern fruit cups are adorable and delicious. Seeded at the Table gives you a step by step take on how to transform an orange into a fruit-filled Halloween treat… it may even look better than a fun-size candy bar!
- Witchy Guacamole Dip: Here’s a tasty, healthy and easy-to-make appetizer for your next Halloween party. It’s a festive spin on chips and dip – just set out the platter with a side of veggie sticks for delicious dipping.
Here are the healthy Halloween snacks that we included in the original post:
- Create a Set of Monster Teeth: You knew we were going to sneak teeth in here somewhere… Simply cut an apple into slices & chunk them into pairs. Lather each apple slice with a coat of peanut butter and layer raisins in between to make a set of spooky teeth!
- Design Your Own Witch’s Broom: Sweep away those sugary treats by replacing them with your very own uniquely designed witch’s broom treats. Add a pretzel rod or a breadstick as the handle & use a twist tie to wrap some string cheese at one end to complete your creation.
- Spooky Spider Eggs: Eggscellent idea… Boil a dozen eggs & cut them in half. Pull out a can of olives and cut those in half. Place each half into the center of the yolk for the spider’s body & then cut olives into thinner layers to include as legs on each side!
- Ghost & Pumpkin Decor: Did you know that a banana doubles as the perfect ghost in its spare time? Just cut one in half & stand it up so that the tips are facing upward. Use raisins, or perhaps a healthy nut of your choice, to create a face. A ghost needs a pumpkin patch so peel some oranges or clementines, plop a small piece of celery in the middle for a stem & VOILA!
- Pumpkin Quesadillas: Shape your traditional quesadillas into pumpkins by way of a cutting tool! Cut out the eyes, nose & mouth and of course fill it in with your favorite kind of cheese. Add some colorful veggies and/or salsa to the mix to jazz up your design.
- Mummy Toast: Get your kids ready for the day’s festivities by surprising them with a creative treat on Halloween morning. Toast your bread as you normally would, add a jam or peanut butter spread, and then layer thinly cut slices of banana in a criss-cross format while plopping some raisins on top for eyes.
- Spooky Skewers: Skewers provide a great opportunity to sneak some fruit into your Halloween offerings. Cut up some melon & strawberries, add some grapes or even a marshmallow for a ghost-like spirit and adorn your skewer for a quickly made & easily portable treat.
- Veggie Skeleton: Good for a laugh AND plenty of nutrition, a veggie skeleton is always a good addition to any Halloween gathering. Cut up whichever veggies you like & lay them out to create your ideal meal. We recommend slicing up peppers for the ribs, cucumbers for the body, and a combination of carrots & celery for arms and legs.
Do you have any healthy Halloween snacks or recipes to share that we’ve missed? We’d love to hear so we can share! And remember, although Halloween can be spooky, your oral health and dental hygiene shouldn’t make you scream!