Yummy (and Healthy!) Kids’ Halloween Treats
By Elaine Cipriano
Yummy (and healthy!) kids’ Halloween treats! If you’re planning a Halloween party, but the amount of sugar your kids eat this time of year gives you a fright, then it’s time to make over the menu. With a few simple ideas, Halloween party food for your little ghosts and goblins can be healthy, nutritious and fun!
Start by using October’s abundance of fresh vegetables to your advantage, and then apply just a little creative magic. Presentation goes a long way with kids when it comes to Halloween. “Children gravitate to unique-themed food, so I believe in playing with your food — especially at this time of year when there is just so much candy and sweets,” says Gina Meyers, author of the new e-book Hands on Halloween: Cookbook for Kids as well as From Muggles to Magic: The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook and Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook. Try these spooky-but-good-for-you snacks:
1. Popcorn, a kid-pleasing whole grain, doesn’t need to be loaded with butter and salt for this Halloween treat. Pop a couple of batches and set them aside.
2. Grab a pair of clear disposable gloves that are approved for food handling. Cut a small hole in each fingertip and place a piece of candy corn in the glove and through the hole for each “fingernail.”