Halloween brings on so many kid parties, trick or treating and just a lot of unnecessary sugar consumption. Since its hard to avoid altogether because I do have kids, and I want them to be social. I at least do my best to provide the healthiest version of snacks and sugar that I can. That means finding recipes that are usually Paleo friendly because they at least use natural sugar instead of processed sugar. I also try to find recipes that include some fat like nuts or seeds to make sure their blood sugar does not spike too high after eating….causing that horrible sugar crash. Below you will find my favorite Paleo Halloween Snacks, have your kids help you make them this year!
What this post will cover:
- Why its important to keep blood sugar normalized
- Ghost Truffles
- Apple Bites
- Halloween Spider Treats
- Raw Witches Fingers
Why its important to keep blood sugar normalized
This topic does not get enough press on the news. To protect our kids and their long-term health its crucial to learn what sugar actually does to the body and to learn how to control it and make sure they are not having blood sugar spikes throughout the day. Our bodies are not meant to run on sugar! I will say for my children I focus on fat, protein, and fiber at all their meals and snacks and it reduces their tantrums or mood swings throughout the day cause their body is not asking for more. Its satiated and happy so their mood is happy! I wanted to share my favorite blog Levels Health – they focus on metabolic health and they have a great article about how processed food is harming kids brains and bodies. Its a must-read if you are trying to learn more about how to protect your kids health and create better long-term outcomes for them. This blog is one to keep handy and read every week as they are always updating it amazing information not just for kids, but for you!
These are the most adorable little truffles that come packed full of nutrients and the kids wont even know it! The have pecans, coconut butter and shredded coconut which means they have enough fat mixed in to keep blood sugar stable and not spike too high. They are so fun to have your kids help you make one rainy afternoon, they will be begging for more! You can get creative and make different colored ghosts as well by adding food coloring if you prefer orange or black for the Halloween theme.
What says Fall/Halloween better than an apple dipped in caramel? I like the idea of these as snacks because they are hand held and an easy one that kids can do on their own and get creative with their toppings! These include walnuts and cashews which are great fats for kids to consume to again keep that blood sugar level so they don’t lose their mind on you later! I like to mix in some almond butter into the dipping sauce to again add some fat to their snack. So, with this fun Halloween snack they are getting the fiber from the apple and fat from the nuts! Feel free to add other things like pumpkin or sunflower seeds they can dip their apples into!
Halloween Spider Treats
Anything made with Medjool dates, I will eat. They create the sweet factor and they are a fruit! Instead of using processed sugar, these are a great alternative for a sweet treat. I also like dates because they make things chewy and gooey! These are such a creative no-bake Halloween snack since they are in the shape of a spider. Again, they have some healthy ingredients like almond butter, cocoa powder and cashews. I would also suggest blending in some chia seeds or flax seeds just to add some fiber into the mix to help keep your kids full and satiated.
I hope you will consider making your kids Halloween treats this year, as you can see there are several options you can choose from to meet your children’s needs.
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