Are you looking for some fun, healthy Halloween treats to serve as after-school snacks, dinners, or just fun treats during the month of October? Then look no further, because we know a dentist in Twin Falls who has this great list of treats to share with you.
Halloween is a hard time to find healthy snacks or to make healthy foods desirable when there is so much candy around. So, it’s time to get creative. Give some of these fun snacks a try to keep the Halloween fun alive, while also limiting the sugar intake of your little ones.
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Turn a classic grilled cheese into a traditional holiday treat. “Carve” some healthy whole wheat sandwich thins to look like jack-o-lanterns, place a slice of cheese in the middle and grill it up. Your kids will be thrilled with this fun spin (directions) on a classic. This is great for a meal or a snack. You can pair it up with some of the other treats in this list for a balanced lunch or dinner.
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Are you into meal prepping snacks? Get some disposable plastic cups, a bag of green grapes, and a sharpie for this fun snack. Turn ordinary grapes into a spooky Halloween monster (tutorial). You can have a cup for every day of the week. You could even take this to the next level with other food items too, like using carrot sticks and decorating the cup like a jack-o-lantern. Get creative with it.
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A fruit tray is a great after school snack for your kids and any friends they might bring over. This fun treat (tutorial) is so simple. All you need is bananas, celery, tangerines, and chocolate chips. Eating healthy fruits has never been so much fun! You can even have your kids help you assemble this easy treat. They’ll love getting to help you with some Halloween fun.
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Give these awesome Halloween deviled eggs a try. Your kids will love them because they are a familar food they enjoy along with a boost of protein too. But the fun festive Halloween theme will have them thrilled when they see their favorite healthy snack. Plus, it is a fun finger food. You could even do pumpkin deviled eggs or eyeball deviled eggs if you’re looking for some variation with this snack. This is a great appetizer for a Halloween party too.
Turn dinner into a “pumpkin” carving activity with this festive meal. Let your kids help you carve bell pepper to look like jack-o-lanterns, and then stuff them with your favorite stuffing. Burrito bowls are perfect for these meals. If you want a good recipe for Halloween stuffed bell peppers, try Everyday Jenny.
You can still have all the fun of Halloween without rotting your children’s teeth out too. Give some of these fun meals a try, or get creative and come up with some Halloween treats of your own. You could even search for these fun healthy Halloween meals on Pinterest with your family and let each person pick out meal they want to try.
Don't forget to schedule your child an appointment with an experienced dentist twice a year for their check-ups. Keeping your child's teeth is super important and with Halloween just around the corner, today is a great reminder to schedule their fall check-up now.