Halloween is a time for spooky costumes, celebration, and yummy treats, but that doesn’t mean you need to go on a sugar binge! Incorporating fruits and veggies into your classroom Halloween parties can be a great way to add a healthy twist to this holiday while showing students how yummy (and fun) fruits and vegetables can be. Whether you prepare a snack for the teachers’ lounge or turn these treats into a classroom activity, they’re sure to provide a haunting dose of the Halloween spirit for all.
Check out these nine Pinterest recipes that use fruits and veggies, giving you the option to skip the candy this Halloween:
A spooky twist on the traditional chicken noodle soup, this dish is simple and quick to make and the perfect remedy for a chilly fall day. To make it festive, you’ll use black food coloring to dye pasta black after cooking and cut raw carrots into pumpkin-shaped slices before cooking. The rest of the recipe is the same as the classic soup with plenty of room for customization based on your tastes.
With equal parts creepiness and deliciousness, these simple snacks are a perfect Halloween treat. Simply slice cucumbers, spread either cream cheese or hummus on top, and add black olives in the shape of a spider, and voilà, you have a spooky appetizer that both children and adults can enjoy.
Honey and balsamic vinegar add a sweet spin to these healthy veggie chips, allowing you to indulge in sweets without the guilt. Enjoy them alone or pair them with hummus, salsa, guacamole, or other dips.
Start your day with this witchy Halloween smoothie bowl or make it an art project and help students create their own! Providing a dose of Vitamin C, this recipe blends blueberries, strawberries, bananas, and your milk or milk substitute of choice for the base, and uses Greek yogurt to create a spooky spider web pattern. If you decide to turn this into a classroom activity, you can create a toppings bar to allow students to customize their bowls.
A great option for the teachers’ lounge, this haunting salad provides a healthy snack. Lay out spinach leaves and stack each one with tomato, mozzarella, and olives to create nutritious eyeballs and bring a festive atmosphere to the school day!
These Halloween monster apple teeth provide the opportunity for a fun Halloween activity while making it easy to get your daily dose of fruit. All you’ll need to create these monstrous creatures are apple slices, candy eyeballs, Nutella or peanut butter, mini marshmallows, and raspberry or strawberry jam.
With only three ingredients, making these boo-nana ghost pops is an easy classroom activity for students of all ages. Simply dip banana halves into vanilla yogurt and use chocolate chips to create eyeballs. You can also add other toppings to allow students to customize their pops, such as coconut and other fruits.
A terrifyingly fun twist on the classic “ants on a log,” this version uses celery, peanut butter, and chocolate chips to turn those ants into spiders for Halloween. Whether you’re looking to pack a festive lunch or bring a healthy snack to a Halloween party, these are sure to add some fun.
Celebrate Halloween the healthy way with this festive hummus “pumpkin” patch that’s sure to be a hit! Use your hummus flavor of choice or a blend and slice carrots into pumpkin shapes with toothpicks for an easy and shareable snack.
Eating healthy around Halloween doesn’t have to be scary – all it takes is a little bit of creativity! Not only do healthy Halloween treats keep the sugar rush away, but it’s also a great opportunity to teach students about healthy habits while creating a fun and engaging classroom activity. You can also challenge your students to invent and share their own healthy Halloween snacks.
For more creative healthy Halloween spooky snack ideas, check out our Healthy Halloween Recipes Pinterest board.
We hope you have a healthy, safe, and spooky Halloween!