TRICK OR TREAT DILEMMA SOLVED:YUMMY CAN BE HEALTHY(AND YOUR HOUSE WON’T GET EGGED!)by Hampton Rhodes

TRICK OR TREAT DILEMMA SOLVED:
YUMMY CAN BE HEALTHY
(AND YOUR HOUSE WON’T GET EGGED!)

1-halloween-partyOkay, so we all know not to let the kids eat homemade treats that they picked up on their trick-or-treat outings on Halloween, right? It’s just not safe because those unsealed “treats” could be tainted with harmful things.

But that doesn’t have to be the case with a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids where everyone (parents included) knows each other.

2-whole-family-halloween-party-copyIn that light, we’ve scoured the Internet for some really fun, creative and healthy Halloween-themed snacks for your party that will insure everyone is in the spirit of the holiday with munchies that are actually good for your guests — at any age!

Health.com has some wonderful ideas for snacks that look scary but taste great. How about starting with a warm Spiced Apple Cider Punch? Dress it up with pieces of broomsticks (Cinnamon sticks) or, for the adults — brandy! Maybe add some Monster Eyes appetizers made with sausage, cheese and pimento-stuffed olives.

3-monster-eyes-400Go to Everydayhealth.com for tasty Colby Jack O’Lanterns that’s a thematic take-off on a grilled cheese sandwich. Or perhaps a Veggie Skeleton crudité in the shape of — yes, a skeleton — complete with backbones, ribs and skull dip?

4-veggie-skeletonAnd if you are really healthy and nature-minded, mamanatural.com has listed their Top 10 really cool natural ideas, most of them already packaged and sealed, including Ghost Buggers (raisins), Hannibal’s Hides (fruit leather), and Pirate’s Brains on-a-stick (honey popcorn balls). The kids will be so enamored with your creative names they won’t know that the snacks are actually healthy!

5-mummy-toastBut the absolutely best list of ideas we found came from listotic.com with 64 different delicious Halloween snacks that look disgusting enough for little boys’ dares. How about some Mummy Toast made with toast (or pizza dough), tomato sauce and cheese with black olive eyes? Or maybe “Boo”nana Pops of bananas, yogurt and mini chocolate chips?

6-boonana-popsListotic.com also shows how to make Clementine pumpkin treats with celery stalks, Salty Bones from biscuit or pizza dough, Apple Monsters from apples, almonds and marshmallows, super-repulsive Hot Dog Fingers that are sure to gross-out the adults, Edible Eyeballs and Bloody Band-aids. And there are many more wonderfully ghoulish-but-healthy snacks and party foods.

7-hot-dog-fingersWe’ve only room enough to show you a very few of these great ideas for your Halloween party. Be sure to click on the links for more ideas, recipes and inspiration to make your own safe, scary, healthy and happy Halloween Party come true.

And remember — the more “gross” the description of the healthy snacks, the more they will be sought-after by kids of all ages.

Hope you have a really fun and really spooky Halloween gathering!

Information
Health.com
Everydayhealth.com
Mamanatural.com
Listotic.com


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