By: Avera McKennan Fitness Center
Here are some healthier options that will thrill your taste buds this Halloween:
Dark Chocolate Apples :Try a heart-healthy treat that is rich in antioxidants.
You’ll need: apples, sticks, 1 cup dark-chocolate baking discs or chips, parchment paper
Directions: Remove the apple stems and insert the sticks into the top of the apples. Melt the dark chocolate baking discs or chips in a double boiler (or just insert metal bowl into a pot of boiling water). When the chocolate has melted, slowly rotate each apple until all sides are covered in chocolate. Place on a tray lined with parchment or wax paper and set in the fridge to cool (Steinhilber, 2015).
Spiders on a Log: This protein-packed snack is tasty and is a fun way to decorate your treat table for Halloween.
You’ll need: Celery sticks, Natural peanut butter, Plastic spiders
Directions: Slice celery sticks crosswise. Fill each stick with peanut butter and arrange on a platter. Let the kids have fun decorating the snack with plastic spiders … just be sure to remove them before digging in
Jack-o-Lantern Fruit cups: This treat is a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
You’ll need: Medium navel oranges, mixed fruit
Directions: slice off the tops of the oranges. Using a spoon, scoop out the pulp of the oranges. Cut out faces on each orange to resemble a Jack O Lantern. Fill each orange with mixed fruit and serve (Mom, 2017).
Mom, O. K. (2017). Jack o Lantern Fruit Cups Recipe. Retrieved from Our Kids Mom: http://www.ourkidsmom.com/jack-o-lantern-fruit-cups-recipe/#comments
Steinhilber, B. (2015, October 22). 10 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids. Retrieved from Everyday health: http://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-halloween-treats-for-kids.aspx#04
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