Inside: You’ll love these easy + Healthy Halloween Snacks for Toddlers. This roundup features snacks and treats that are naturally sweetened and made with wholesome ingredients – perfect for a healthier Halloween.
There are a couple of things you should know.
1.) I have a crazy sweet tooth. The only thing that can pull me away from my beloved sweets is a fresh, hot basket of salty french fries. Other than that, I’m 100% team sweets.
2.) I am a semi-health-nut. While I love sweets, I also love to eat nutritious foods and I don’t believe these two things need to be mutually exclusive.
3.) When you combine these two things (sweet tooth + health nut) I suppose this equals my parenting philosophy on sugar.
I totally want my kids to grow up enjoying Halloween.
I also want my kids to have a healthy relationship with sugary foods.
Which means that, in our house, we don’t make Halloween all about the candy.
Sure, that’s part of it, and that’s fine (it’s one night of the year) – but when it comes down to it, Halloween is about celebrating the festiveness of fall.
These are the non-candy related things we focus on.
Will our kids have candy this Halloween? Yes. I believe it’s important for kids to be kids. That being said, when it comes to Halloween in general, not everything has to be about candy and sugar.
This begs this question:
What can I give kids for Halloween instead of candy?
Today I’m going to share 10 healthy treats toddlers will love!
One simple way to make Halloween about more than just the candy, is to make one (or all) of these super easy & super cute Healthy Halloween Snacks for Toddlers.
These snacks are perfect for after school, a Halloween-themed playdate or party, or simply served as appetizers on Halloween night!
Even better – get your toddler involved in helping you make one of these simple snacks.
Healthy Halloween Snacks & Treats for Toddlers
1. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fro-Yo Bites from Because I Said So, Baby
These fun little bites are naturally-sweetened, and also happen to be gluten-free! If your toddler is too young to chew the granola cup, you can simply serve the pumpkin-spiced yogurt as a special Halloween breakfast!
2. English Muffin Mummies from Cooking with Carlee
Your toddler will love this simple snack made with wholesome ingredients. We love Dave’s Killer English Muffins in our house. This makes the cutest breakfast or snack for Halloween.
3. Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl from Healthy Little Foodies
How adorable is this naturally-green smoothie? Bonus – this is also a great way to get a picky toddler to drink a green smoothie – draw a monster face on it! Also a great choice if you’re looking for sugar-free Halloween treats for toddlers.
4. Monster Apple Donuts from Eats Amazing
These fun apple “donuts” would make the perfect activity for a Halloween-themed playdate! Have the apples pre-cut and allow each toddler to decorate their own donut.
5. Halloween Monster Mouths from Texanerin
Continuing with the monster theme, any kid would love these fun monster mouths, also made from apples. My girls LOVE apples and any kind of nut butter. You could serve this as part of a fun breakfast or as an after school treat!
6. Healthier Caramel Apples from The Honour System
Here’s another apple treat that you can feel good about giving your toddler. This “caramel” sauce is made with natural ingredients and is much easier for little hands to hold (and eat) than a traditional candy apple. Just be sure to remove the toothpicks before giving to toddlers.
7. BooNana Ghost Pops from All The Nourishing Things
All you need are 3 simple ingredients to make this fun, spooky snack! We go through a dozen bananas a week in our house, so I’m certain these would be a hit with my girls.
8. Frankenstein Pudding Cups from Because I Said So, Baby
These sweet (naturally-dyed) pudding cups were a fun experiment I tried a couple of years ago. They were a big hit with my toddler then, and I plan to make them again this Halloween. This recipe does require a little bit of sugar, so I like to use all-natural evaporated cane sugar.
9. Halloween Snack Cheese Bats from Exploring Domesticity
And now for a savory treat! What toddler doesn’t love cheese? These snacks would make a fun activity to do with kids. All you need is a cookie cutter (or a knife) and some little eyes!
10. String Cheese Ghosts from Thrifty Jinxy
This simple cheese snack would be so fun to bring into school on Halloween. I fully plan to pack one of these easy healthy Halloween snacks in my toddler’s lunchbox on Halloween.