Safe And Healthy Halloween Treats For Babies And Young Children
Babies and young toddlers can enjoy Halloween, but you need to be aware that many treats aren't safe for your...
Babies and young toddlers can enjoy Halloween, but you need to be aware that many treats aren't safe for your littlest ghosts and goblins. Halloween treats can pose a real choking hazard for babies and young children. Also, most Halloween treats are packed full of sugar, artificial colors and other icky stuff that your baby simply doesn't need. That said, it is fun to celebrate Halloween with a treat or two, plus pumpkin, a typical Halloween treat, is very healthy for your baby. Pumpkin is packed with vitamin A, potassium, beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, calcium and more, making pumpkin a super food for healthy tots. With this in mind, try some of these safer and healthier options.
- Easy, in-season homemade organic applesauce.
- Homemade vanilla tofu ice pops with a drop of orange food coloring mixed in - to make it festive.
- Halloween smoothie served with a spoon.
- Soft Halloween pumpkin cookies or warm pumpkin muffins.
- Organic apple juice, warm organic apple cider or organic juice boxes.
- Pumpkin bread (minus the nuts).
- A small slice of pumpkin pie - you may need to remove the crust for a very young child.
- A few organic animal cookies.
- Cute little pumpkin shaped pancakes.
- A scoop of organic pumpkin ice cream.
- Fresh pumpkin broccoli puree.
- A little bowl of pumpkin soup.