I’ve learned that if you make food fun, kids are about 7x more likely to eat it. Yes, 7x- not 8x or 6x. 7 times more likely. I have no documented data aside from my own personal recollection so don’t ask for it. Just trust me.
Since your children will likely being eating themselves in to a sugar-coma on Halloween, why not provide some healthier options earlier in the evening? Here are two easy ideas that are super easy to whip up: Orange Pumpkins and Ghost Bananas!
If you have older kids, they can help you assemble them. My four year old lacks all self-control around chocolate chips so we didn’t go that route this year.
For the pumpkins stems, I just chopped up a green pepper and shoved it in the top of a clementine. Worked great!
Make sure to pin this idea and then check out our round up of Halloween crafts!
On a night filled with sugar-galore, try these darling, healthy snacks instead. You just need a few ingredients to create orange pumpkins and ghost bananas.
- green bell peppers, cut in to small chunks
- chocolate chips, variety of both mini chocolate chips and regular-sized
For the Pumpkins:
- Peel the clementines.
- Insert a small chunk of green bell pepper in to the top of the pumpkin to represent the stem.
For the Ghosts:
- Peel the bananas. Cut in half.
- Insert two mini chocolate chips, point end down, in to the top of the banana. These will act as the eyes.
- Insert one regular-sized chocolate chip, point end down, to represent the nose.