Trick or Treat! This weekend my family is hosting a Toddler Halloween Party full of children with endless energy. The little ghosts and goblins will be searching for snacks to fuel up their metabolism. I gathered 6 healthy Halloween snacks that are yummy and interesting enough to attract the scariest vampire, fastest ninja, and beautiful princess.
Monster Fruit Salad
Simply carve a monster (just as you would a pumpkin) and remove all of the fruit, to display inside and on a serving tray. Add a variety of fruit options. Watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, apples, anything and everything.
You can use two veggies or get a bit creative with your vegetable jack-o-lantern, you need carrots and olives. The additional veggies can decorate your platter.
Spiders on a log
Spiders on a Log
Spider Deviled Egg
There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and healthy halloween snack recipes. Nuts.com has a great list of superfood, vegan & protein snack ideas for your family to enjoy!
I always have a hard time finding new ideas for breakfast, especially when it comes to pleasing my lovely 4-year-old. He’s not a picky eater but he’s obsessed with pancakes, so I decided to invent an easy vegan pancake recipe since we didn’t have eggs.
2 Cups of Flour
1 Cup of Almond Milk
1 tablespoon of Syrup (we used honey)
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
2 Dash of Cinnamon (optional)
Milk Chocolate Chips (optional)
Directions are pretty easy:
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl
Use Non-Stick spray (we used Pam)
Pour desired pancake size batter onto heated skillet or griddle
Flip and Enjoy!
Pumpkin fall pancakes can also be used on this recipe, just add a dash or two of Pumpkin spice and you’ll have a season explosion in each hotcake bite!
Two of my favorite items mixed into one recipe: Avocado and Pasta! My family loves avocado! This is a perfect recipe that isn’t the typical “pasta salad”. Check out this yummy dish..
Note: You could add Tuna or Chicken to make this your main dish! It’s amazing!
4 oz. Quinoa
1/2 of an Avocado (mashed)
1/2 cup of nonfat Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup of chopped Celery
1/2 cup of chopped Red Pepper
1/3 cup of Blueberries
1/4 cup of Arugula
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Pepper (optional)
2 Chicken Breast Shredded or Tuna (optional)
– Just cook your pasta according the the package. Let it cool down
– Mix the mashed avocado with the greek yogurt, mustard, pepper and garlic powder
– Taste and adjust to your liking
– Toss the cool pasta with the celery, red peppers and blueberries
– Mix in the creamy avocado “dressing”
Nutrition per serving:
(yields two large portions)