It’s fall in the city! Pumpkins have popped up on apartment stoops, Central Park is starting to resemble the first half of the rainbow, and Pumpkin Spice is back!
With fall comes Halloween; the holiday when candy reigns supreme, dentists have nightmares, and kids get stomach aches galore. Now that London is getting older, we’re building more holiday traditions. I always want to make the holidays special for her, but I also want to make sure she’s staying healthy. In order to balance the two, I like to search for healthy holiday recipes disguised as treats. Halloween is all about dressing up in costumes. Why not dress up healthy snacks as festive desserts? If they taste good and look pretty, it’s all the same, right? Shh…don’t tell London.
One of my favorite Halloween treats to make for London are Spider Sandwiches. This is a super easy after school snack you can make in just a few minutes. It’s quick, healthy, and spooky enough to get kids into the Halloween spirit.
Lay two pieces of bread flat on a cutting board. Use the lid of a ball jar or even a glass to cut a circle shape out of each piece of bread. Spread sunflower butter on one piece of bread, and then place the other slice on top. Insert four pretzel sticks into each side of the circle shape to look like “spider legs.” Two raisins serve as eyes…or go for three if you’re feeling extra ghostly.
Simple as that! Healthy ingredients. Spooky silhouette. Festive fun.
Here are a few more healthy, creative Halloween treats your kids will love.
See? Halloween doesn’t have to be a cavity fest. Hopefully, you find a recipe that’s perfect for your little monsters this season.