Rule 1: Add in the good where you can. Let them have their party treats, but also try to squeeze in some real food. We give some examples below!
Rule 2.1: Our kids do not need an entire trash bag full of candy. We allow them to pick out a portion of their favorites and the rest goes in the trash.
Rule 2.2: Or you can set a time limit. Keep candy around for about 1-2 days and then it goes in the trash.
"Add in the good."In Clean Kitchen, that is how we coach in our 12 Week Challenge clients. We teach people how to add in the good, no matter what you are eating. Let's face it, kids are going to eat candy! And that is okay in moderation, like for the holidays. But for our kids, we want to keep good habits still in the mix by adding in the good amongst the not-so-good-choices. So, we set out on Pinterest and found some really great kid halloween party treat ideas that do add in the good! Check out our recreations and some super cute models for our sweet treats.
Monster TeethWhat you need:
- Apple slices
- Peanut butter
- mini marshmallows
- Smear peanut butter on one side of each slice, stack marshmallows side by side on one slice, top with second slice. I put one marshmallow on the back side for extra support.
Candy Corn Parfait
- chopped pineapple
- chopped mandarine orange slices
- whip cream
- candy corn
- snack cup
- In a small snack cup stack your oranges, then pineapple, top with whip cream and a candy corn.
Cheesy BroomsticksWhat you need:
- pretzel sticks
- string cheese sticks
- With a knife, chop cheese stick into about one-inch sections.
- Take a piece of cheese and make little slices half way up the cheese piece to make the broom bristles. Make sure to keep one end whole.
- Stick the pretzel stick into the opposite end to create the broomstick handle.
Boo BananasWhat you need:
- mini chocolate chips
- Peel bananas and chop in half.
- Create ghost eyes and mouth with mini chocolate chips. We used two different size chocolate chips.
Halloween Trail MixWhat you need:
- 1 Tbsp raw almonds
- 1 Tbsp walnuts
- 1 Tbsp candy corn
- 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
Spooky SnacksString cheese ghosts • Cutie Pumpkins • Frankenstein cups of grapes All you need is a Sharpie and get busy!
You see? It's easy to add in the good no matter what the occasion, even for Kid Halloween Parties! Need more holiday food ideas? Check out our Holiday Menu Guide to plan your next Thanksgiving feast without the guilt!