Spooky season is upon us and although Halloween is synonymous with candy, there are many healthy halloween treats that make for spook-tacular alternatives and provide good nutrition in a fun way for the season.
Traditional Halloween snacks and treats can often contain a scary amount of sugar. The good news is, there are fun snack swaps that are more nutritious and can help satisfy a craving for something sweet or salty in a healthy way.
Fuel up for Halloween festivities with in season produce, snackable sources of protein, and fun finger foods with halloween flare. Making small swaps like choosing more nutritious snacks is something small we can all do that can make a big impact on our mood, energy levels and overall health.
Learn more about what makes a balanced snack and get inspiration for the season with this list of healthy halloween treats! There are no tricks (just treats!) when it comes to these nutritious snacks that will help you feel your best today and something you future self will definitely thank you for.
Components of a Healthy Snack
Snacks that contain protein and fiber are ideal for helping to keep us fuller for longer and prevent a blood sugar spike. The combination of these two macronutrients together stabilizes our blood sugar while fueling our bodies.
Pairing a piece of fruit that contains fiber with a source of protein provides more staying power and other beneficial vitamins and minerals needed for energy production. There are endless nutritious combinations you can create in your kitchen with this formula, especially based on the season to keep snacks fun and exciting.
Making healthy choices this time of year doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Keep portion sizes in check of the treats you like, and balance it out by choosing snacks and meals that help nourish your body and keep you feeling your best on a daily basis.
Whether it’s movie night, a fall picnic, a Halloween party, or a trip to the pumpkin patch you can feel good knowing these healthy Halloween treats that provide good nutrition to help keep you energized and ready to celebrate the season!
Healthy Halloween Treats
Chomplings - Chomplings are the perfect “fun size” serving of protein that are easy to take on-the-go or share with others. They’re a great source of protein which helps to balance blood sugars and keep us fuller for longer. Pair with a piece of produce for a well-rounded snack.
Popcorn - A 3-cup serving of air-popped popcorn has over 3 grams of fiber making it a fun snack that helps with satiety. Use herbs and spices to season popcorn and create different salty-sweet flavor combinations.
Apple slices - Apples are in season in the fall which means there’s no better time to stock up on a bushell for snacking. Apples are a great source of vitamin C and potassium. Keep the skin on for more fiber, and pair with nut or seed butter for more protein per bite.
Frankenstein avocado toast -- Ghoulishly green, avocado provides lots of good nutrition and is the perfect backdrop for the face of Frankenstein! Transform your avocado toast into Frank- toast-stein by using other foods for the face. Think seaweed for the hair, olives for the eyes, etc. Avocado is a great source of healthy fat, fiber and vitamin E and C.
Homemade trail mix - Combine pumpkin seeds, popcorn, dark chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts for a snack mix that’s fun to eat and provides balanced nutrition. Easily customizable, you can take it on the go or enjoy it while watching a scary movie.
Pumpkin seeds -- Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds you worked so hard scooping out of your jack-o-lantern. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, fiber and magnesium. Roast with oil and cinnamon for a seasonal and oh so nutritious snack.
- Nut butter & chocolate dates -- Slice open a pitted date and fill it with about a tablespoon of almond butter and a few chocolate chips on top to satisfy your craving for something sweet naturally! Dates are a good source of magnesium, copper, B vitamins and fiber.
For all your spooky treats this Halloween, explore Chomps' collections of unique flavors that taste good--and are good for you. With no scary ingredients or creepy additives, Chomps has the perfect treat for you this season!