Tricks for healthier Halloween treats

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Tricks for healthier Halloween treats
Whether you're having a big party or just the family this Halloween, it can be tempting to fill up on sugary unhealthy foods. For a healthier halloween we have the below tips for alternatives to all the sweets and chocolates, which are still fun and exciting for your little monsters......

Using Halloween shaped cookie cutters you can make bite sized sandwiches fun! Use healthy fillings with seasonal colours such as tuna and carrot, ham and lettuce. Just take a slice of bread of your choice and gently press the cookie cutter down to cut out the chosen shape, add your filling on top and then do the same for the lid. Decorate with pieces of carrot, red pepper or olives.
Sandwiches

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These creepy crispy tortilla chips are great with dips and guacamole and are the perfect choice instead of crisps and crackers, all you need is tortilla wraps and some Halloween inspired cookie cutters!

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spritz a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray. Using the cookie cutters, cut out the shapes from tortillas. Arrange the shapes onto your baking tray. Lightly spritz the tortilla shapes with the cooking spray, and season with a pinch of salt if desired. Bake for about 7-8 minutes until the chips are golden and crispy. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Tortillas

Freaky fruit…..Halved bananas with chocolate chips make for ghostly healthy desserts (Tip: – insert lolly sticks and place in the freezer on a wax paper-covered baking sheet for about 2-3 hours to turn in to yummy lollies). 

ghost bananas

For a fix of vitamin C, pumpkin up juicy mini tangerines with just the use of a marker pen.
Oranges

Use jelly moulds to make scary sugar free jellies, a great alternative to sugary desserts – our spookily does it moulds are perfect for these scary shapes, guaranteed to make you quiver. All you need to do is put your chosen flavour of sugar free jelly into a jug / bowl, add 284ml of boiling water and stir until dissolved, add 284ml of cold water and  then pour the mixture into the moulds. Refrigerate until set. 

JellyPopcorn is a healthy snack for kids!  It’s 100% wholegrain and high in antioxidants and fiber. Filling treat bags with homemade popcorn is a healthy alternative to sugary sweets and chocolates plus its perfect for when sitting down to watch those scary movies!! You can choose your own toppings or check out our easy peasy Apple Pie Popcorn recipe.

popcorn

Instead of fizzy drinks, try a pumpkin smoothie, it is packed with vitamins, super easy to make and super yummy! Click here for recipe.

Pumpkin Smoothie

Enjoy and have a spooktacular time!