A Problem Shared: Healthy Halloween Treats

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Healthy Halloween Treats

Mum Becca is preparing for a kids Halloween party but needs help with some healthy ideas and allergy advice. Do you have any advice or healthy Halloween treats suggestions for this week’s A Problem Shared…?

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Hi FamilyPoint,

I’ve been roped into hosting a Halloween party for the first time for my 7-year-old and her friends this weekend. I think it’s important to eat right so I’m after healthy Halloween treats that are cool and spooky but low in sugar.

My daughter also dropped the bombshell that one of them has a nut allergy, so could you include that, rather than making two batches of treats? I’m sure her mum will be there but what do I do if someone with an allergy eats something they shouldn’t?”



Our FamilyPoint reply to Becca

Hi  Becca,

Thanks for getting in touch with FamilyPoint Cymru.

That sounds like great fun for your daughter and her friends, you are a brave Mum! It is good that you are taking into account the importance of healthy eating for your daughter and her friends.

I am sure there must be plenty of ideas for cool spooky treats that are low in sugar and nut free. I understand what you are saying with not having to make 2 sets of food to include your daughters friend who has the nut allergy, so stick to just the one which would cover all the children.  You could even get the children involved in making the food.

There are a number of internet sites that give great ideas for what you are looking for:

  • There is a great website called Chew Chew Mama with some great ideas for healthy and nut free snacks such as tangerine pumpkins and spider eggs.
  • The Homemade website has a lot of Halloween recipes that have a range of healthier options such as zombie teeth out of apples, a vegetable skeleton or boo-nanas.
  • On the Fairy Lights and Fun website there is an article sharing ideas for healthy and quick food for Halloween such as grape worms and ghost pizza.

The mum of the girl with the nut allergy is going to be at the party and she will most likely be well prepared to deal with an issue if there is an allergic reaction.  However, it might be a good idea to speak to her before hand to have a chat about t what may need to be done if her daughter does have a reaction, that way you would feel more at ease. I should also think the other mum would also be happy to be able to share this with you and feel confident about bringing her child to the party.

Many children who have nut allergies are very good at managing what they can eat and what they have to do for themselves even at a young age and quite often would have their medication on them or would be able to let you know what to do.

Also take some time to check out our FamilyPoint guide to Allergies And How To Deal With Them. This might be helpful for you to research allergies beforehand.

It sounds like it’s going to be a great party!

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