With everyone’s favorite holiday for treats approaching, it might be time to start thinking of healthy ways to celebrate the Halloween season. There are anywhere from 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of candy in someones candy bucket. That’s nearly three times the average of a days intake for an average man or woman. So instead of the same old candy, try some of these healthier options that are still tasty.
Dark Chocolate Covered Apples
One healthy treat that is sure to get the kids attention is the dark chocolate covered apple. Dark chocolate has been shown to help lower blood pressure and your cholesterol. It also has been observed to lower the risk of diabetes. Being rich in antioxidants and fibers, dark chocolate covered apples are sure to give you a healthy treat. Click here to access a great recipe! All you need is 4 apples, sticks, 1 cup dark-chocolate baking discs or chips, and wax paper.
Want something quick easy and delicious? Try Tangerine Pumpkins. Not only are tangerines high in antioxidants, but they are also are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, which plays a vital role in collagen synthesis, wound healing, antiviral, and anti-cancer activity, On top of the tangerine, add a piece of celery stick for the stem! In addition to looking like a cute pumpkin, it’s healthy and tasty snack too! Another quick and easy treat is pretzel sticks with cut cheese on the end! When wrapped together, it looks like a witch’s broom. It’s a great snack to take on-the-go!
Candy Corn Parfait
For a treat that is as tasty as it is cute, try the candy corn parfait. Instead of using actually candy corn, take some fruit (preferably pineapples and oranges) and stack them in a small bowl on top of each other. Top it off with whatever you want and don’t forget to add the cool whip. Now in hand, you have a tasty treat the kids will love!
Monster Rice Krispies
Want something sweeter to fill up their taste buds? Try making Rice Krispies monsters. It’s really simple and all you need is Rice Krispies, vanilla extract, marshmallows, and candy melts. Throw it in the oven for a spooky treat for your kids to enjoy!