Halloween’s just a week away, and the kids are definitely excited about their costumes, and their loot. But, you want to avoid sugar overload! So, the video showcases some great Halloween snacks for kids – and adults, too!
Children have a very high need for protein and fat to support their development. And with their high energy output, they often need more carbohydrate than adults do. Unfortunately, we often buy refined, processed food-like substances, which not truly nourishing!
A smart way to fuel kids is to pair a fiber-rich, whole-food carbohydrate with a natural fat, such as strawberries in coconut milk. Or peaches and cottage cheese, or apples and almond butter. Even grapes and cheese.
Here are 10 creative Halloween snacks for you:
- Kids like colors, so you can use beet puree to color plain hummus. By using a bell pepper to serve it in, the bowl is edible, too!
- Purple ice pops can be made by blending Greek Yogurt & blueberries
- Kids like to dip their food. Try guacamole with baked sweet potato slices!
- If you’re worried about portability, you can grab condiment cups & baggies. Fill them with sunflower seed butter and celery sticks.
- For a change from peanut butter or hummus, you can use tahini. Sesame tahini dip goes great with sugar snap peas.
- You can make your own trail mix by combining pumpkin seeds, nuts, coconut flakes, goji berries.
- Instead of grabbing fig bars, just give the kids figs, or better yet, figs and brie cheese. Or dates and goat cheese.
- Instead of cottage cheese, you can use ricotta, which has a really good protein, fat, carb ratio. It’s yummy with raspberries.
- With baked cheese & beet slices, you can make mini “cheese – burgers.”
- Hard-boiled egg & grape tomatoes make a bright combination!
With winning combinations like these, you can eat them year-round!