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Healthy Halloween Treats

As we welcome fall, we also begin welcoming many occasions where our kids get to overload on sweets, and unhealthy foods become the norm at seasonal family gatherings. My stomach hurts just thinking about trying to recover from the multiple Thanksgiving dinners our family attends each year!

Because of this, I’m here to tell you that there are healthy alternatives to the traditional holiday treats or meals. In our Healthy Holidays series, we will cover Healthy Holiday Sides, Healthy Holiday Deserts, and in today’s post, Healthy Halloween Treats.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, or just handing out treats to little ghouls and goblins at your door, you will be sure to find adorable inspirations from these fabulous blogs.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Harvest Chex Mix | Betty Crocker

Coffin Sandwiches | Kraft

Frozen Banana Mummies | Lexie’s Kitchen

School Approved Frankenstein | Sparkles to Sprinkles

Creepy Crawlers | Parents

Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries | Babble

Candy Corn Popsicles | The Girl Inspired

Pumpkin Patch Dippers | Parents

Fall Trail Mix with Free Printable | Make Bake Celebrate

Healthy Halloween Bat Energy Bites

Healthy Halloween Bat Energy Bites | Chelsea’s Messy Apron (Pictured)

Jack-O’-Lantern Mandarin Orange Cups | Becoming a Bentoholic

Halloween Spider Cracker Snacks | Lajolla Mom

Healthy Paleo Apple Bites | Paleo Grubs

Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Pops | Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

Jack-O’-Lantern Smoothies | My Recipe Magic

Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds | The Clever Carrot

Apple Mummies | Two Healthy Kitchens

Healthy Halloween Tangerine Pumpkins

Tangerine Pumpkins | Bren Did  (Pictured)

Frightful Fruit Kebabs | She Knows

Spooky Spider Snack | Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

Jack-O’-Lantern Fruit Plate | Wholesome Dinner Tonight

Witches Broom Snacks | Raining Hot coupons

Monster Sandwiches | My Own Road

Healthy Halloween Treat Orange Jack-O-Lantern

Orange Jack-O-Lantern Cups | Frugal Coupon Living (Pictured)

Goblin Potion | Clean and Scentsible

Savory Owl Snack | Parents

Funky Frankenstein | Little Food Junction

GoGo Squeez Mummy Pouches | The Nerd’s Wife

Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail | Family Fresh Meals

Apple Monster Mouths | Spend with Pennies

Owl Inspiration | WIP Blog

Healthy Halloween Cheese Monsters

Cheese Monsters | Danya Banya (Pictured)

Grape Poppers | Made From Pinterest

Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds | She Wears Many Hats

GoGo Squeez Pumpkins | The Nerd’s Wife

Spiders On a Log | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Apple Mummies | Marci Coombs

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy our post with 45+ Fall Crafts and Activities for Kids. Don’t forget to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter  for updates and articles from Young Earthy Mama as well!

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Energy Bites- Kid-Friendly and No Bake!

Our kids love these healthy energy bites. As parents we love them because they are packed with protein and can be whipped up in just a few minutes! They are so easy to make because they don’t require any baking, so we batch them up and keep them in the fridge to munch on.

Kid-Friendly Energy Bites/ Protein Balls. No Bake!

 

These healthy kid-friendly energy bites are packed with protein and fiber, along with a little sweetness for everyone to enjoy. It’s so versatile because you can add dried fruits, nuts, dates, etc. and it will always taste delicious.  Here’s the recipe…




Kid-Friendly Energy Bites

Ingredients: 

  • 1/8 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/3 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 1 Cup Oats (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats are a great choice)
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

*Note: If your family does not like coconut, feel free to experiment by adding another ingredient like cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, or chopped dates. Just remember that you may need to add some extra melted peanut butter and honey to help  bind all of your ingredients.

Directions:

Mix all of your dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Next, mix your peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave until it is melted (probably around 50 seconds).

BE CAREFUL, because the peanut butter and honey mixture will be hot, but it cools rather quickly once mixed with the other ingredients.

Pour the peanut butter mixture into your dry ingredients and mix it all together.

Once it is all mixed, roll bits of the mixture into balls a little larger than bite-sized. Roll them in some extra coconut, and ta-da! You’ve got some delicious and healthy kid friendly energy bites!

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator and enjoy!

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Kale Cubes For Smoothies

For the past several years I have had the most amazing kale plants growing in our garden. I just love kale, but I really love a good green smoothie with kale even more. Being a mom of two busy kiddos, I would always pick the kale from the garden, get distracted, and find it wilted on the countertop later. I solved this problem, and created a way to have delicious green smoothies all winter by making these Kale Cubes for smoothies. Seriously, nothing makes me feel better during a cold, gloomy Indiana winter than a fresh smoothie.

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How to make the Kale Cubes….

They are basically ice cubes with kale and either water, or coconut water. I cannot believe I let so much kale go to waste before I learned how to do this. It is SO easy.

All you have to do is wash your kale leaves, then separate the stems from the leaves. Next, you just add around a handful of kale leaves to a blender (or more or less to your liking), pour a cup of water, or coconut water into the blender, and blend it up! After it is blended to a consistency you like, just pour it into ice trays and freeze! So simple!

I always let them freeze over night, and pop them out of the trays in the morning. I put them in a big gallon ziploc bag for easy access. That way you can just grab as many cubes as you would like, and toss them into your blender when prepping your smoothies.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Handful Kale
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water or Filtered Water

Separate the leaves from the stems, wash, and place the leaves in a blender.

Add 1 Cup coconut water/water to blender. Blend until preferred consistency.

Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.

Once frozen add to a ziploc bag and store in freezer.

Use 3-4 or more cubes per smoothie.

Enjoy!

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