As we all know, Halloween is right around the corner and is known for its notorious tradition of sugared treats. While we always encourage children to celebrate the holidays, too much overindulgence can quickly lead to stomach aches and poor health.
Here at Dr. Patricia MD, we aim to not only prevent but also to treat childhood obesity and diabetes – even during the holiday season. Especially around Halloween, we encourage children to exercise even more than usual and walk around their neighborhoods while trick-or-treating. We suggest parents serve their children regular meals and snacks all day and include lots of fruits and vegetables.
Since we know they’ll be getting a ton of candy on Halloween night and at school parties, we also encourage parents to get creative with their snacks and make fun, festive, and healthy treats. Check out these creepy snacks that are sure to keep your Halloween party healthy and fun!
Creepy Fruit Spiders
- Black grapes
- Uncooked spaghetti noodles
Thread the raisins through the toothpick or uncooked spaghetti noodles, attach to the grape, and you have a creepy spider snack!
- Peanut butter
- Almond slivers
Pumpkin Patch Dippers
- Banana (cut into ¼ pieces)
Children will get all the fun of the Halloween-themed goodies without all the extra sugar. Let us know your healthy ideas in the comments!