The other day I came across some pretty scary Halloween statistics.
As millions of people around the world get ready for Halloween, we’re spending upwards of $9 billion to get ready for the holiday! (WHAT!)
And 95% plan to buy … you guessed it! … candy.
I mean, who doesn’t love to get dressed up in costumes and get free goodies from our neighbors? So much fun! (Well, at least until the sugar takes over and the stomach aches/headaches/mood swings prevail … ugh.)
It is totally possible to have a fun, happy, healthy, tummy-ache-free Halloween! And it is also possible for your kids to willingly eat fruits & veggies!
It’s all about making it FUN. I have some adorably spooky, slimy, creepy, and HEALTHY recipes for Halloween treats below.
Note: if you have picky eaters, involving them in making these treats might make them more receptive.
Start the day off with this healthy Witches Brew Breakfast Pudding … it’s packed with fiber and healthy fats.
Make this even more kid-friendly by adding a banana before blending and some grapes for an eerie effect. Serve it in a cauldron (um, bowl)!
Check it out here: Experience Life Witches Brew Pudding
For a morning snack or for school party, carve jack o’lanterns out of orange bell peppers and fill them with pepper slices and other veggies, and serve with their favorite dipping sauce. So cute!
For a spookily healthy lunch or dinner, check out this eyeball pasta! Serve with your favorite gluten-free pasta, and make eyeballs out of olives (healthy fats!).
Check it out here: Eyeball Pasta
Here’s an anytime snack that’s worthy of a party. Unleash your creative side with this vegetable skeleton platter. You know the kids would love to make this…and devour it!
See it here: Veggie Skeleton Platter
The cutest snack award goes to a fruit snack that’s worthy of bringing to a party. The problem is, these apple bites are so cute I am not sure I could bring myself to eat them!
Look at these Silly Apple Bites!
I hope these recipes make your Halloween a hit!