Raise your hand if you are looking forward to candy-crazy kids this Halloween!
I didn’t think so.
Candy on Halloween is an unavoidable situation. Between school parties and trick or treating, you could probably open your own candy store with the amount kids seem to collect. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the candy.
Don’t get me wrong, candy is definitely consumed during the Halloween season in my house, but we adopt an “all in moderation” approach. If I simply take away all the candy, it only makes them want it more.
Instead, we set limits.
A small piece of candy in the lunchbox, another after dance practice, etc. This teaches my girls to choose only their favorites over eating everything in sight and that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be restrictive. As long as we eat healthy, balanced meals most of the time, a small treat here or there is okay.
Another tradition in our house is to make healthier options for school parties and family time, like when watching a Halloween movie.
We rounded up 25 of our favorite healthy and festive Halloween treats that your family will love.
Apple Monsters from Produce for Kids
Monster Pizzas from Jodi Fitz
Halloween Black Bean Dip from A Mind “Full” Mom
Candy Corn Parfaits from Produce for Kids
Apricot Jack o’ Lanterns from Cook the Story
Spooky Graveyard Ghost Cups from Holley Grainger Nutrition
Jack ‘o Lantern Fruit Bowls from Chocolate Covered Katie
Frozen “Boo”-nana Pops from Skinnytaste
Caramel Apple Banana Bites from Produce for Kids
White Chocolate Ghost Haystacks from Holley Grainger Nutrition
Orange Peach Jack o’ Lantern Halloween Smoothie from Meal Planning Magic
Deviled Eyeballs from A Bird & A Bean
Halloween Meatloaf Muffins from Courtney’s Sweets
Frankenstein Fruit Cups from Produce for Kids
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts from Yummy Healthy Easy
Frankenstein Pasta from Super Healthy Kids
Frankenstein Guacamole from Produce for Kids
Healthy Halloween Bat Energy Bites from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Halloween Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip with Spooky Fruit Snacks from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Jack o’ Lantern Veggie Platter from Produce for Kids
Pumpkin Empanadas from Adriana’s Best Recipes
Frankenstein Kiwis from Two Healthy Kitchens
Grape Spiders & Clementine Pumpkins from Produce for Kids
Ghost & Mummy Pizzas from Dishin & Dishes
Halloween Stuffed Peppers from Everyday Jenny