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Healthy Halloween Snacks


Easy Healthy Halloween Snacks

We were in charge of bringing classroom snacks for the Kindergarten Halloween party. Homemade treats were not allowed (which is just as well since I don’t cook or bake). I really get tired of all of the junk my kids accumulate from October to January during the holidays, so I really didn’t want to give the kids loads of sugar. Instead I prepared healthy snacks (fruit and cheese) with a fun “Halloween” twist…and they got organic lollipops as well. Yep, I’m one of those super fun parents :P.
(Don’t worry, they also got store bought cookies filled with sugar and artificial junk and bags of artificially colored Cheetos 😦 That was my husband’s doing. He’s everyone’s favorite.)

These healthy Halloween snacks were ridiculously easy to make. Seriously, I can’t express to you enough how quick and simple this was! I made 16 of each and it only took about half an hour to complete. I know, right?! All you need is a black Sharpie Marker!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: String Cheese Ghosts

These String Cheese Ghosts were the easiest to do. I just drew little ghostly faces on the back of a cheesestick and was finished in only minutes! Effortless!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: Jack-o-Lantern Oranges

Using a Sharpie marker I drew Jack-O-Lantern faces onto oranges. Okay, okay…so they were Halos or Cuties which are technically Mandarin Clementines. But I’m still going to call them “oranges” anyway because this is my blog and I’m a rebel that laughs in the face of accurately classifying fruits by their proper species and binomial name. Suck it, science!

Healthy Halloween Snacks: Banana Pirates

I’ve seen these Banana Pirates around cyber space for years now. They’re not particularly “Halloween-y” but I still thought they were cute and fun. Halloween is a time you can dress up and be whatever you want…so can your banana! Maybe if I wasn’t so lazy I could’ve come up with a different more appropriately themed “character”, but this will have to do.

Healthy Halloween Snacks

What are your kids’ favorite healthy Halloween themed treats?
What other creative character can you turn a banana into?
Do you call Clementines “oranges” too?
Let me know in the comments!

Need last minute Halloween Costumes for siblings?
Check out these adorable and easy Artist and Masterpiece costumes!

Artist and Masterpiece Sibling Halloween Costumes


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Groundhog Day Goodies (Links)


Groundhog Day Goodies
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Groundhog Day is February 02 and if you’re looking for some great ideas for Groundhog Day snacks, treats, and eats…look no further!

How should you eat on Groundhog Day? On the ground, of course! Rock it picnic-style all day!

What should you eat on Groundhog Day? Below you’ll find all sorts of Groundhog-themed goodies great for breakfast and snacks. For lunch or dinner try some burrow-itos (tee-hee)! If you’re looking for something healthier you can try a groundhog’s diet for the day. Groundhogs are vegetarians so load up on the veggies!

GROUNDHOG DAY BREAKFAST

*Groundhog Hot Cocoa @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*Groundhog Pancakes @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*Groundhog Pancakes: @ Reeses Pieces and Me

*Yummy Groundhog Day Pancakes: @ Chocolate Cake Moments

*Groundhog Donut and Toast: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

*Groundhog Day Bagel Treat @ National Wildlife Federation

GROUNDHOG DAY LUNCH

*Groundhog Day Lunch @ Lunchbox Limbo

*It’s a Groundhog Lunch: @ Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

*Groundhog Marmot Bento: @ Bento Monsters

*Groundhog Meatloaf: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

GROUNDHOG DAY PUDDING CUPS

*Groundhog Day Desserts: @ Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

*Punxatawney Phil Groundhog Graham Crackers
@ Babble Family Kitchen

*Groundhog Goodies @ The Pharma Blog

*Groundhog Day Pudding Cup @ Domesticated Lady (also here)
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*Groundhog Day Treat: @ Playtime with Mommy

GROUNDHOG DAY COOKIES

*Groundhog’s Day Cookies @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*Groundhog Cookies: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

*Groundhog Day Cookies @ Hi Monkey

*Groundhog Day Cookie Recipe @ Quick Cooking Site

*Chocolate Groundhog Cookie Recipe
@ Seasonal Cooking at Suite101

GROUNDHOG DAY CUPCAKES

*Groundhog Day Cupcake Push Pops: @ Sweetology

*Groundhog Day Celebration Cupcakes @ DozenFlours.com and GroupRecipes.com

*Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes @ BrowniePointsBlog.com

*Groundhog Day Cupcake @ FamilyFun.go.com

*Cute Groundhog Cupcakes @ YumSugar.com

*Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes @ RecipeShoebox.blogspot.com

*Groundhog Day Cupcakes @ Food.com

*Punxsutawney Phil Cupcakes: @ Created by Diane

*Groundhog Day Cupcakes: @ Cake Mix Doctor

*Groundhogs Day Cupcakes: @ Making Merry Memories

*Six More Weeks of Winter (Groundhog Cupcakes):
@ Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

*Gopher/Groundhog Cupcakes: @ Kitchen Daily (Video)

*Groundhog Day Cupcakes: @ The Peach Martini

*Groundhog Cupcakes: @ Flickr

*Cake Fun: Groundhog Day: @ Sweets & S’morsels Cakery

*Groundhog Cupcakes: @ Secrets of a Supermommy

*Happy Groundhogs Day Cupcakes: @ Patties Classroom

*Groundhog day-Devils food mini cake: @ cup.cake.CT
(also here)

*Groundhog’s Day Treats: @ Babycenter

*DIY Groundhog Day Cupcakes with Free Printable:
@ Lily Jane (featured here and here)

GROUNDHOG DAY CAKE DESIGNS

*Groundhog Cake Pops: @ Suburban Vegan

*Groundhog’s Day Cake @ SeriousEats.com

*Groundhog Birthday: @ Cake Central

*Groundhog Cake: @ Crazy Beautiful Cakes

*Groundhog Cake: @ Flickr

*Groundhog Cake: by greeneyes3675

*Staten Island Chuck Cake: @ TLC

*Groundhog Cake: @ Flickr

*Groundhog Day Flower Pot Birthday Cake: @ Cake Central

*Groundhog Day Cake: @ Trendz and Traditions

GROUNDHOG DAY FREE PRINTABLES

*Groundhog Day “Shadow and Not” Cookies
@ Lizard N Ladybug

*Free Printable Groundhog Picks @ GourmetMomOnTheGo.com

*DIY Groundhog Day Cupcakes with Free Printable:
@ Lily Jane (featured here and here)

*Groundhog Grub Treat Bag Toppers @ Teachers Pay Teachers

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