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When Candy Is Not An Option, Try These Snacks For A Healthy Halloween

It's almost that time of year again - the leaves are falling from the trees, the nights are drawing in...and something wicked this way comes. We love Halloween here at BabyGaga. Let's face it, there's nothing cuter than seeing a baby dressed as a pumpkin or little vampires running around, but when it comes to treating little ones it can be a true horror show. As this particular holiday is largely geared toward sugary treats, it can be tough to figure out how to keep it healthy while also getting your witch on. That's where we come in.

We've scoured the spider's web to come up with some tasty treats that won't turn your kids into over-hyped monsters. Make some notes in your grimoire mama and keep that cauldron on standby. We've got you covered.

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Banana Ghost Pops. The most terrifying thing about this recipe from Super Healthy Kids is how easy it is. All you'll need is three ingredients; yogurt, shredded coconut and chocolate chips. Simply freeze the bananas, cut them in to thirds and coat them in yogurt before rolling them in the shredded coconut. Melt down the chocolate chips to pipe on ghostly faces, or just add two for eyes. Put the segments on a stick and there you have it.

Cheese Witches Brooms. The guys over at Delish are nothing if not thorough with festive foods. This recipe for super-cute cheese witches brooms will be done in the time it takes you to wave your wand. Stock up on string cheese, pretzel sticks and fresh chives and you'll have plenty to feed all the little guys and ghouls. Halve the string cheese, fray the bottom with a knife and insert the pretzel stick into the top before tying off with a piece of chive. Truly magical.

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Pumpkin Satsumas. If the idea of themed snacks sends chills down your spine, then don't worry. You don't have to be a wizard in the kitchen to get these pumpkin satsumas out on display. There's two ways to go about these - first, get a black marker and simply draw pumpkin faces on the skin, or peel them and stick a green jelly been or chopped vegetable on the top. They will make a lovely addition to your fright night banquet.

Monster Apple Bites. Peanut butter is always a sure-fire hit with kids, and it's packed with protein to keep the little terrors roaming all night long. Take some apple slices, spread the peanut butter in between them and sandwich yogurt coated berries in the middle to create the illusion of teeth.

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Shake the cobwebs off and get brewing! Of course, consult your doctor to find out which snacks are going to be the best for your child, and how to let your little one join in on the spooky fun!

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