These 15 Spooky Halloween Recipes Kids Love are the result of years of me desperately trying to find nutritious meals with which to tempt my family before they are greeted with onslaught of candy from trick or treating that is coming down the pike.
After all, Halloween is all about fun (ok, and it’s about candy too). And given how every holiday seems to have a life that expands far beyond the day it’s celebrated, Halloween can present some serious dietary challenges. In addition to trick-or-treating on the big night, your kids will likely be having Halloween parties at school and after school events, which means more candy. To help curb the sugar overload, serve up healthier choices that are as equally fun and appealing as the sweets with which they’re smitten.
This year, try some of these spooky snacks and treats. They’re easy to make and, unlike what will end up in the trick or treat bags, contain ingredients that won’t give you a sugar overload! Many of these recipes are actually quite good for you, too. And even the sweeter ones are still made with better ingredients than your average store bought treat, so you can feel good about what you’re feeding your family. Pro tip: if you fill everyone up on good stuff before the parties and trick or treating starts, maybe they’ll have less room for candy! Maybe. A mom can dream, right?
Spooky Grilled Cheese
This Spooky Grilled Cheese is a Halloween twist on a classic. It's super easy to make and is sure to bring a smile to your little one's face.
Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.