5 Healthy Halloween Treats!
Not all candy is created equal! Many Halloween treats are full of high levels of white refined sugar (see dangers of sugar in our previous blog post). A Reese’s peanut butter cup has 21 grams of sugar, a plain Hershey chocolate bar has 24 grams and a small bag of milk chocolate M&M’s has 30 grams of sugar! The sugar in Halloween candy can stay in your mouth for 20 minutes after consumption which can destroy your teeth’s protective enamel (it is recommended to eat sweets in one sitting and to brush afterwards). Alternatively, most organic/natural candy brands have a lower sugar content and leave out extra nasty food colorings and artificial flavoring. So, if you’re going to splurge on some Halloween candy you might want to try some of these healthier alternatives : Unreal Candy, Justin’s Candy, and YumEarth Candy.
Sweet treats for Halloween don’t have to involve candy though! Try one of these 5 healthy and spooky halloween recipes.
#1 : Monster Melon – Mcbrides
This idea is simple and easy to do (it would be a great centerpiece at a Halloween party)! Natural fruit sugar is healthier than white refined sugar and has less of an effect on blood sugar.
- Assorted Fruits
#2 : Ghost Pops – click for directions
This spooky popsicle is a fun healthy way to eat a little extra potassium.
- 1 cup dried shredded coconut
- 6 raisins
- 12 chocolate chips (mini)
- 3 bananas
- 1.5 cups of orange juice (You can drink it after you dunk the bananas.)
- 6 Popsicle sticks
Click here to also try this Boo-nana pop recipe!
#3 : “Spiders” On a Log – Chelsea
A spooky spin on the classic ants on a log. Perfect healthy finger food for a Halloween party!
- Organic Peanut Butter
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Dark Chocolate Piping
#4 : Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail – Fresh Meals
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe!
- Pineapple cut into bite sized chunks
- Oranges cut into bite sized chunks
- Whipped Cream
- A few pieces of candy corn for garnish
#5 Mummy Granola Bars – click for directions
You can use any granola recipe you enjoy with this fun treat.
- 4 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup avocado oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup honey
- White chocolate, melted
- Candy eyes (made by Wilton)
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