Kids are strange.
Try and get a kid to eat their greens or their fruit after dinner, and you’ll often be given a hard time. They don’t want to eat things that are meant to be healthy for them… and so they won’t! It doesn’t matter if they’re actually juicy, delicious fruits – or even if you’ve gone to the trouble of adding sugar.
But if you make those same healthy treats into something that looks absolutely horrifying and not at all appetizing… then they will probably eat them. Go figure.
This is the best ‘trick’ that you can pull come Halloween – take their dessert, make it healthy, but then make it scary so they don’t notice that it happens to be healthy.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at 15 shocking-yet-healthy Halloween desserts that look gross, but taste great, and do good.
1. Fruit Cups
Fruit cups might not sound like frightening Halloween desserts… but they can be!
We’re all so used to carving shapes out of pumpkins that we forget we can do the exact same thing with a whole host of other fruits. You can even do this with oranges. The trick is to get large oranges and then take the juicy segments out from the middle, leaving just the skin to stand on its own like a case. You can now go about cutting a face into that hollow cup and scalping it by removing the head. The result is going to be that you have a tiny, cute pumpkin-style orange!
Now just add in your pieces of fruit. This way, you can easily track your kids into eating fruit. Better yet though, add a little bit of jam and you have blood dribbling down the sides!