“What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.”
Halloween is just around the corner! It’s time for costumes, haunts, family, and usually lots of sugary snacks. This year, you can ensure your littles ones have tons of fun and cut down on the ghoulish sugar-buzz with festive fruit and veggie snacks.
If you’re a SNAP customer, you can double up on healthy sweets, like many delicious in-season fruits, at your local farmers market and make some colorful creations to impress your party guests.
Halloween is a great time to teach kids about balancing treats and healthy meals. Don’t feel like you can’t give your kids any candy, just do so in moderation. For every treat they eat, make sure they enjoy something healthy too. Emphasizing how important it is to have balanced eating habits early in life ensures children will have healthier habits as they grow up.
When you’re making these spooktacular recipes, invite your kids to help out. You can introduce them to different foods and get their creativity flowing! Try making a veggie skeleton and encourage your kiddos to crunch on some fresh veggies in the process.
Check out the recipes below for more spooky treat ideas, and this Halloween, make a commitment to eat healthy, drink healthy, and be scary! Bone Appetit! ☠