To make sure your kids’ Halloween is full of fun and not just sugar, we found some fantastic kid-friendly activities with a focus on spooky-but-healthy snacks! Get your kids involved in preparing these simple recipes, and they’ll have the added benefit of filling up your little monsters on healthier fare before they head out trick-or-treating…less room left for them to binge on candy when they get home from haunting the neighborhood!
Pizza mummies are almost too cute to eat, and they take just 10 minutes! http://spoonful.com/recipes/pizza-mummies
Also from spoonful.com, these potato skin ghosts are creative and delicious. You can prepare the potatoes while the kids are at school and then decorate them together when they get home. http://spoonful.com/recipes/potato-skin-ghosts
These “spiders” are so simple to make, they’re the perfect activity for even the littlest ghosts and goblins in your house. http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2010/10/04/spooky-spider-crackers/
While most of these recipes are as heavy on the sugar as they are on the hilarious Halloween hijinks, check out the healthier and still deliciously gross Guacamoldy Eyeballs: http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/halloween/scary-halloween-recipes#slide-7
There’s no shortage of eyeball themed snacks for Halloween, but for the one with the most protein and the least sugar, scroll down to the Banana and Peanut Butter option here… http://www.snackpicks.com/en_US/holidays-and-occasions/halloween/halloween-eyeball-platter-slideshow.html
These Apple Monsters may take a little more help from mom and dad to assemble, but we think they’re cute enough to warrant the extra effort! http://www.cutefoodforkids.com/2010/10/say-hi-to-apple-monster.html
We’d love to see your holiday fun in action, so if you try any of these awesome ideas, please snap a photo and share it with us by email, Facebook or Twitter. We wish all of you a very safe, happy and BOOOOO-tiful Halloween!