With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get the kids together for some spooky, fright-filled baking and cooking. Don’t be afraid this Halloween season to let the kids “be kids” and enjoy the sweet holiday. Teach them a few things about moderation and a balanced diet and get them involved in Halloween treat-making.
Get Kids Involved
Research shows that kids are more likely to try foods they helped to make, so get their hands involved in something Halloween-themed and fun, but also something nutritious and delicious!
Focus on Fruits
A number of fruits can be made into healthy Halloween snacks! Turn strawberries and bananas into ghosts, or a clementine into a pumpkin.
Don’t forget the Dairy!
Create Candy Corn Parfaits with light canned or fresh fruit with light or Greek yogurt.
Let kids create their own treats to take with them. Draw jack-o’-lantern faces on fruit cups. Make mummies out of cups of chocolate milk with white gauze wrapped around each cup.
Candy Corn Parfaits
All you need:
4 punch cups
2-1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 (11 oz each) cans Hy-Vee mandarin oranges in 100% juice, drained
1 (32 oz) container Hy-Vee light vanilla yogurt
All you do:
Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.