Wicked Fun Halloween Snacks (That Aren’t Sugar Bombs)

Wicked Fun Halloween Snacks (That Aren’t Sugar Bombs)

Kids LOVE Halloween. Candy! Costumes! What’s not to like?

I love it too, but what I’m not crazy about is the fact that if kids go to a party or two before the main event, they likely eat so much candy that they crash before they even start trick-or-treating.

My solution is to try, try, try to feed Rosa something semi-nourishing before she pounds the pavement. It doesn’t need to be a salad, for heaven’s sake, just something that isn’t 99% sugar.

That’s why I love the Halloween food in the October issue of parents. It’s super-cool looking, but still healthy-ish. Think Turkey Meatball Eyeballs, a Spider Cheese Ball, and Hummus Haunted House Sandwiches (all developed by the very talented Genevieve Ko!).

Rosa and I went on the TODAY show a couple of weeks ago to demo the recipes and games from the story. That’s us in the photo in the green room beforehand. (Doesn’t Rosa look thrilled?) Click here to see the TODAY segment, and Rosa’s star turn as a punk rocker/mummy wrapper.  Here’s where you can find the complete recipes and game instructions.

Fun food and fewer meltdowns…that’s wicked fun for parents and kids alike.


Jenna Helwig