Put Some Healthy Into Your Halloween

I’ve been on a mission to get kids to eat more fruits and veggies, and my children’s book series, Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow, is an important part of that project.

When Halloween comes around, however, I don’t tell parents to not let their kids participate in all the fun (and all the sugary treats).

After all, we don’t want our kids to be deprived- and overeat Halloween candy when we are not looking!

You can put some “Healthy” into your Halloween by simply offering some healthier options at parties and gatherings.

If kids fill up on healthier choices, they’ll have less room for all those non-nutrient filled Halloween candies. Here are some ideas for you:

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Witches brooms
*string cheese
*pretzel sticks

(a little bit of protein goes a long way in leveling out blood sugar levels)

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Boo-nanas and jack-o-lanterns
*Bananas/chocolate chips
*Clementines (peeled) with celery pieces for stems


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Monster bites
*peanut butter/jelly
*almond slivers

Halloween follows the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Food Day (October 24th), which I’ve been participating in as a food/nutrition educator since its first inaugural event in 2011.  Here are some other ideas you can google to come up with your OWN creepy and healthy Halloween treats:

*Carrot Finger Food
*Cheese Finger Food
*Goblin Grins
*Edible Eyeballs

Have a happy and healthy Halloween!


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