These Candy Corn Parfaits are an excellent want to get in the Halloween spirit without overdosing on sugar before Halloween actually arrives.
Now I want to start by saying I am NOT against kids eating Halloween candy at all. But why not have your kids enjoy the spirit of Halloween not just centered around candy? The concept of these candy corn fruit parfaits have been around for years along with many variations of them. I found the inspiration first from Family Fresh Meals using whipped cream for the topping and also love Skinny Taste’s recipe using heavy whipping cream, sugar, and Greek yogurt for the topping. Regardless how you make these, they are adorable healthy snacks that kids will love! Mine sure did (along with my husband)!
Personally, I don’t freak out much about all the candy my kids will receive on Halloween. What I’m not a fan of is all the activities that involve candy that lead up to Halloween (mainly school parties). That’s why when I have a chance to bring something to my child’s school party it most likely will be fruit or vegetables (yet still fun and tasty!). There are a ton of ideas for healthy Halloween snacks like these awesome round ups from Real Mom Nutrtion and Holley Grainger.
After holidays like Halloween that are centered around candy, I will put my kids’ candy on the kitchen counter and eventually in a cabinet. They will ask for candy over the following week or so then forget about it and thankfully my husband and I do too (for the most part). I purposely do not leave it out on the counter for more than a day or two, because personally the “out of sight, out of mind” motto works great!
I personally regulate how much my kids eat since they are still pretty young (5, 3 and 1 year old), and I don’t want them to get physically ill (which has happened). But one day of eating a lot of candy is not going to harm their overall health. It’s the daily sweets, juice drinks and other empty calorie foods that add up to an unhealthy lifestyle and long-term health issues. So let them eat candy…just not every day, and serve plenty of healthy meals and snacks like these Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits for a healthy balance.
And in case you are looking for delicious indulgent Halloween treats, check out these Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats or Candy Corn Sugar Cookies. I may or may not have made the Candy Corn cookies already twice this year.
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What are your “rules” when it comes to Halloween candy?
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