- On October 28, 2015
- In Advice
A Delicious, yet Healthy Halloween
Most parents love to dress up their kids for Halloween and to participate in all the spooky fun, however the majority agree that as far as health and nutrition goes, this day leaves much to be desired. Studies have proved that calories are not the enemy when it comes to picking out the most nutritious foods, it is the source of these: sugars to be exact. Sugar has been linked as a primary source for diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. On the other hand, other foods that provide the same caloric content, but have no sugars have shown to be better for overall health. With one of the most candy-filled and beloved holidays by children across the world coming up this weekend, we decided to put together a few healthy, low in sugar, Halloween-themed snacks you and your family can enjoy this Saturday. 1.) Banana Ghosts: Cut a few peeled bananas in half and stick three chocolate chips on each piece for an easy, quick, and delicious treat. 2.) Clementine Pumpkins: Make one of their favorite fruits resemble a pumpkin by peeling them and sticking a small piece of a celery stick in the middle. 3.) Unreal Candy: Although fruits are nutritious and can be fun, Halloween does call for a little candy. Instead of the typical candy and chocolate bars, this year get “Unreal Candy,” an organic brand that makes less sugary versions (but just as tasty) of the classics like Milky Way and Reese’s. 4.) Dark Chocolate Apples: Instead of candied apples, which can be damaging for our little ones’ teeth, cover your apples with melted dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich in cacao, but low on sugar. After your apples are completely covered set in the fridge for a few hours until they are cool and ready to eat. You can also sprinkle a little cinnamon at the end for an extra sweet taste. 5.) Pumpkin Cupcakes: If you like to bake, we found a delicious recipe that is a healthy spin on the cupcakes we know and love. The best part is they only take 30 minutes to make. For the recipe visit Every Day Health. 6.) Ghost Cheese: Take string cheese and cut in half horizontally, then pull apart a few strings from one side on each piece and voila! You can add two dried pieces fruit at the end for the eyes. For a detailed explanation check out Natural Noshing. We hope these easy snacks help in having a healthy Halloween this year. Almost anything in your kitchen can be made into a fun and nutritious treat. We’d love to hear any new ideas you may have so we can keep on adding to our list, comment below or tag us on Facebook with pictures of your creations and even your little ones in costume! Happy Halloween!...