Fun and Healthy Treats your Toddler will love this Halloween!

Judy More, Paediatric Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist


Halloween is one of the most exciting activities to celebrate for toddlers! The anticipation of dressing up in their favourite costumes and going trick or treating can be a thrilling experience, however as a parent it can be difficult to find the balance for your toddler between joining in the fun and maintaining a healthy diet. This Halloween we wanted to provide healthy, easy to make snacks that will help avoid a sugar overload while maintaining a festive atmosphere that your toddler will love! Each snack has been created for little tummies to enjoy.

Halloween Inspired Fruit Salad

This is a fun, fruit layered Halloween inspired treat with a healthy twist! Fill the glass bottom with cubed pineapple. Top the pineapple with bite sized clementine chunks. Top up the glass with your favourite yogurt or rice pudding and let your toddler enjoy!

¼ pineapple, cubed
½ clementine, cut the segments in half top with yogurt or rice pudding

Monster Apple Mouths

Apples, peanut butter, and bananas. A go-to snack with a festive flare! Slice the apple of your choice into small wedges. Place peanut butter between the apple wedges, and finally create the monster teeth with small banana pieces.

¼ of an apple sliced in two
½ tbsp of peanut butter
several banana pieces

Halloween Spider Sandwiches

Bread with added wheatgerm, peanut butter, raisins and carrot straws.
Cut out the bread in small circles using either a cookie cutter or rim of a small glass (one slice should produce two circles). Place a sandwich filling such as cream cheese or peanut butter between the two slices. Add raisins for eyes and carrot straws for legs.

Per spider

1 slice of bread, cut into two circles
½ tbsp sandwich filling
8 carrot straws for legs
2 raisins or halved blueberries for the eyes
*Note: you can substitute with another soft sandwich filling such as cheese, ham or tinned fish

Orange Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups

Carve out the clementine’s just as you would a pumpkin. Fill with your toddler’s favourite berries or chopped up vegetables for a well-presented treat. *Note: For safety purposes, we recommend parents to slice and carve the clementine’s.

1 clementine
3 tbsp of berries of your choosing


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Further Reading

  • By Melanie Pilcher and Dr. Gillian Harris Establishing bedtime routines for toddlers and young children
  • By Dr. Gillian Harris, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Birmingham and ITF member Most parents will struggle at some point to get their toddlers to eat certain foods. Is toddler food refusal a sign of an eating disorder. or is it merely a phase? In the run up to Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Gill Harris provides practical advice to help parents tackle fussy eating in toddlers.  
  • By Lucy Upton, on behalf of the Infant and Toddler Forum On behalf of the members of the Infant and Toddler Forum, I am proud to announce the launch of a new infant feeding educational programme, which includes practical resources for frontline healthcare professionals (HCPs) working with parents and infants.