Healthy Halloween Snacks
Welcome to our collection of Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas for Kids!
Halloween is a time for treats, costumes, and fun, but it’s also possible to indulge in healthy snacks that are exciting for the little ones. These snack ideas are not only nutritious but also designed to delight kids with their Halloween-themed appearance.
From eyeballs made from grapes and yogurt to apple bites that resemble monster mouths, each recipe offers a playful twist on healthy ingredients, creating treats that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to eat. Engage your children in making these snacks for a delightful, healthy, and festive Halloween celebration!
These ghost-shaped frozen bananas are not only fun and festive but are also packed with essential nutrients. With the sweetness of bananas and the slight tanginess of natural yogurt, these treats are a hit among children during the Halloween season.
- Bananas: Rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium, bananas are excellent for maintaining heart health and providing energy. The dietary fibre in bananas also aids in digestion.
- Yogurt: Packed with probiotics, protein, and calcium, yogurt supports healthy digestion and bone health. The addition of a small amount of honey not only enhances the flavour but also adds a dash of antioxidants to the treat.
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of natural yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
- Dark chocolate chips or raisins
- Prepare Yogurt Mixture: In a bowl, mix the natural yogurt with honey until well combined. This will add a subtle sweetness to the yogurt.
- Prepare Bananas: Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Insert popsicle sticks or skewers into the flat end of each banana half to create a handle for the ghost.
- Dip Bananas: Dip each banana half into the yogurt mixture, ensuring it is well-coated. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
- Create Faces: Press chocolate chips or raisins into the bananas to form eyes and mouths, creating ghost faces.
- Freeze: Freeze the bananas for at least 2 hours, or until the yogurt is set and the bananas are firm.
- Serve: Once frozen, serve the Banana Ghosts as a chilled, healthy Halloween treat!
Kiwi Frankenstein Heads
With kiwi as the base, nut butter and apple bits for the hair and face, and yogurt with blueberries or chocolate chips for the eyes, these snacks are as delicious as they are cute!
- Kiwi: Rich in Vitamins C and K, dietary fibre, and antioxidants.
- Nut Butter: Provides healthy fats and protein.
- Apple: A great source of dietary fibre and Vitamin C.
- Nut butter (such as almond or peanut butter)
- Thin apple slices
- Blueberries or mini chocolate chips
- Prepare Kiwis: Peel the kiwis and cut a small flat section off the top and bottom to allow them to sit upright without rolling.
- Create Hair: Spread a small amount of nut butter on the top of each kiwi. Arrange thin apple slices or bits on the nut butter to resemble Frankenstein's hair.
- Create Face: Use small pieces of apple to form the mouth and teeth, placing them on the kiwi. For a more detailed face, use apple bits to create eyebrows or a nose.
- Add Eyes: Place small blobs of yogurt on the kiwi where the eyes should go. Put a blueberry or a mini chocolate chip in the centre of each yogurt blob to complete the eyes.
- Serve: Once assembled, the Frankenstein Kiwi Heads are ready to be served as a fun and healthy Halloween treat!
Spooky Grape Eyeballs
With grapes as the base and blueberries as the pupils, these delightful eyeballs are both delicious and visually thrilling!
- Grapes: High in antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Yogurt: Provides a source of probiotics, protein, and calcium.
- Blueberries: Packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
- Green grapes
- Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- Blueberries (cut in half)
- Prepare Grapes: Wash and dry the green grapes.
- Yogurt Coating: Dip each grape into yogurt, ensuring it is fully coated. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
- Chill: Place the tray in the refrigerator and allow the yogurt to set until it's firm, typically about 1-2 hours.
- Assemble Eyeballs: Once the yogurt is set, place a small dollop of yogurt on each grape, and then press a halved blueberry, cut side up, onto the yogurt to create the "pupil".
- Chill Again: Put the tray back into the refrigerator until ready to serve, allowing the newly added yogurt and blueberries to set.