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Don’t Get Spooked by Too Much Sugar this Halloween! Serve Creative and Healthy Snacks at your Halloween Party from Dippin’ Stix

October 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Halloween is a time for goblins and ghosts and too much sugar for most! October is national Trick-or-Treat month and a time to load up on sweet treats and snacks to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Halloween isn’t just a scary time with goblins, ghosts, and jack-o-lanterns; it’s also a scary time to think of the amount of sugar the average American consumes in one year. Make this Halloween different with healthy snacks for your party from Dippin’ Stix.

 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports and estimates that the average American consumes between 150 to 170 pounds of refined sugars in one year. It’s “scary” to think of what this amount of sugar does to our bodies, minds, and teeth. Do yourself and your family a favor this Halloween and incorporate healthy snacks into your treats and parties with the ideas and tips below:

 

  1. Caramel apple nachos. Instead of salty chips loaded with meat, cheese, and fixin’s, be creative and slice apples and top with a bit of caramel sauce and yogurt drizzle.
  2. Meatball mummies. Easy and quick, simply wrap crescent rolls around cooked meatballs. Add two sliced black olives for eyes and watch them disappear.
  3. Deviled eggs. Spice up some deviled eggs by adding a little green food coloring to the yolks. Then cut tiny slices of red pepper for the horns. Your guests will think they’re “cute as the devil.”
  4. Banana ghosts. Slice a banana in half and adorn with miniature chocolate chips for eyes and mouth. These treats are sure to attract their attention.
  5. Tangerine pumpkins. Simple yet delightful. Peel tangerines and insert a celery stick in the middle for the stem.
  6. Pumpkin veggie tray. Every Halloween party needs a pumpkin. Arrange crisp baby carrots on a tray with small dip containers for eyes and nose. For that cute toothless smile, cut up some cucumbers, celery, or green peppers.
  7. Witch broomsticks. Cheese sticks and pretzel sticks make some pretty cute witch broomsticks and they’re quick to make as well. Cut a cheese stick into smaller pieces, stick a pretzel stick into the top, and adorn with a chive around the top of the cheese stick if desired.

 

The options for healthy foods and snacks at your Halloween party are endless. Sweet treats don’t always go with the territory of trick-or-treating and party fun. Be creative, recruit ideas from your kids or magazines, and take it away. Make an effort to try to lower the number of pounds of sugar the average American consumes in a year by getting in the habit of serving healthier and fun foods that incorporate fruits and vegetables.

 

Dippin’ Stix snacks can help you do just that. With healthy, easy, and affordable snacks that are filled with nutrients, our crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip and apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel dip are sure to make healthy meals and snacks a whole lot easier, particularly for your Halloween parties. Check out Dippin’ Stix and make your Halloween party and trick-or-treat snacks healthy this year.

 

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