4 Creative & Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas for Kids

BY BRYNN MCDOWELL

I absolutely love Halloween, especially after having kids and getting to see them dress up in their costumes. Their excitement for all things plastic spiders, pumpkins and candy is contagious.  There are so many Halloween related events that take place, besides trick or treating, that involve snacks and goodies that I wanted to try and find some balance while still being festive. Between school carnivals, after school parties, and sports festivities, the amount of candy, cupcakes, and cookies can get a little out of hand. So, I created these 4 Healthy Halloween Snacks for kids that are still fun and festive, while also providing a little nutrition.

Mummy Yogurts

Yogurt is a kid favorite and there are so many great options that come in the squeeze tubes these days. To create these mummies, I simply took strips of cheesecloth and wrapped them around each yogurt tube. To finish off the look, glue on some black eyes made from construction paper. If you can’t find cheesecloth, you could also use ace bandages or strips of gauze.

Mini Jack O’ Lanterns

My kids love the little mandarin oranges that are just coming into season this time of year. I simply take a black marker and draw little pumpkin faces on them to create these mini Jack O’ Lanterns. They are a hit with the kids and parents alike.

Spooky String Cheese

This is so simple and makes all the kids laugh. All you have to do is take a black, permanent marker and draw two bigs 0’s for eyes and a big 0 for a mouth on each string cheese.  

Monster Mouth Bites

A little time consuming, but an easy way to create a fun, filling snack that will give kids enough energy to last through all the Halloween fun! Cut an apple into wedges and remove the core (I just used an apple slicer). Depending on the size of each apple slice, you may need to cut it in half again so it’s not too thick. Spread peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice) onto one side of each apple slice. Take a few mini marshmallows and stack on top of peanut butter to create “teeth”. Then stack the remaining apple slice on top (peanut butter side down) to create a monster mouth bite. If you need a nut allergy friendly version, Sunflower Butter is a great alternative to peanut/nut butter.

These treats are a fun way to celebrate the fun of Halloween while finding a balance between all the treats and candy. I think everything in moderation is a great message to pass on to kids, while still being fun and festive.

Article and images by Brynn McDowell. You can view more content by Brynn on her blog thedomesticdietitian.com and on her Instagram here

Meet Brynn

Hi everyone, I’m Brynn from The Domestic Dietitian. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we live in Northern California with our two kids – our daugher Sophie, who is 5 (going on 13) and our son Race, who is 3 and the just the sweetest little guy you’ve ever met.
I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for over 13 years and love sharing easy to create recipes and tips for living a healthier life.  I left my corporate job in 2014 to start a family and am so happy that i get to live the best of both worlds.
Needless to say, my days at home with my kids are much different than my corporate career days, but I still have the same passion for health and wellness, especially when it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle for my family.
We’ve been extremely lucky to be able to travel and while spending time in France, Italy and Greece, I became captivated by the Mediterranean lifestyle and diet. I believe the basics of the mediterranean diet can not only help with disease prevention, but also lead to a better relationship with food and put the fun and family back into meal time. I love sharing recipes, tips and tricks for incorporating a mediterranean inspired diet and lifestyle that fit into everyday life. You can find me on my blog thedomesticdietitian.com.
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