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Healthy Halloween Sweets and Treats

October 08, 2015

Halloween is the time of candy, treats, sugar highs and cavities.Incorporating a few healthier options into your Halloween parties will keep those teeth in good shape and keep the kids from bouncing off the walls.

One great way to plan your Halloween snack attacks is to think of adding in some more satisfying treats to the mix.One fantastic, delicious Halloween dip is a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Jack O Lantern! This can be served with sliced fruit or with cookies, and with the base of GO Veggie! Dairy Free Cream Cheese, and pumpkin, you’re creating a more satisfying treat than serving candy bars and other sugary snacks.Pumpkin is high in fiber, which keeps you feeling full for longer, so you’re not reaching for the next snack you can find.It’s also anti-aging so you can keep your kiddos forever young.

For a make ahead snack that you can feel good about serving, try creating this Caramelized Banana Cream Cheese Custard! It’s so satisfying and can be made in a flash! Bananas are great sources of potassium and other vitamins that help prevent high blood pressure. Though your kiddos may not have to worry about those issue for many years to come, you can never start implementing health habits too early.To make this custard more spooky, drizzle some dark chocolate sauce in a spiral shape across the top of the custard and from the center, take a toothpick through the spiral to create a spider web.

One savory snack that’s great for a pre trick-or-treating party are Cheesy Vegan Crescent Dogs. These can easily be turned into Cheesy Mummy Dogs by slicing the puff pastry into thin strips and wrapping them around the veggie dogs like a mummy. If you want to get fancy you can even decorate them with two small dollops of ketchup or mustard for eyes.The kids love these because they’re a finger food they can grab and munch on the go.

When the kids are filled up with some nutritious snacks before they head out to collect buckets full of candy, they’ll be more satisfied and inclined to save some of those treats for the upcoming weeks.And who knows, they may even save you one of your favorite candies too, if you ask nicely.