Healthy Eaters

By Staff Writer, Laura e. Crook

Fall is in the air, and with it comes lots of fun fall foods! And what better way to collect ideas for some tasty treats than to browse the craft-lover’s haven, Pinterest? I scoured Field Trip Factory’s Pinterest page for the best healthy snacks the internet has to offer––delicious, seasonal, and above all, easy!

Click on the tantalizing pictures to get the recipes to make these simple treats with your group!

Caramel Apple Grapes

Caramel apples are a classic autumn treat, but have you ever tried melting enough caramel to cover four apples? It’s a nightmare. Not to mention how hard it is to eat a caramel apple with dignity. Luckily, you only need a little caramel to make these huge crowd-pleasers! Dip the grapes in peanuts or walnuts for an extra crunch, or leave them plain for a sweet treat!

Thanksgiving Turkeys

The perfect craft for kids of any age. These adorable turkeys will make a great edible centerpiece for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner. The apple acts as a healthy base, and the marshmallows, cereal pieces, and candy corn make it into a fun dessert after you’ve eaten the real turkey!

Pasta Crunchies

These bow-tie pasta crunchies may be fried, but don’t let that fool you! They only use a little oil and salt, and the result is a lot healthier (and tastier!) than any fast food snack. A great treat for a long car ride or an after school treat. Try them with some fresh salsa for a little kick!

In-the-Apple Pies

For a healthy treat that looks gourmet, try these single serving apple pies––baked right in the apple! The apple skin acts as a small bowl, and the entire pie is edible! Serve it à la mode or on its own. A great way to celebrate the brisk fall weather.

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are delicious, but who hasn’t felt a little guilty after chowing down on these fried delights? Pinterest to the rescue! These ingenious snacks are made with low-fat string cheese sticks rolled in egg roll wraps. They can be baked or fried with less oil than the restaurant variety. Feel free to experiment a little! Try flavored cheese, add some pepperoni, or put the marinara sauce inside the egg roll wraps for a small pizza pocket!

Zucchini Pizza

It can be a struggle to encourage kids to eat vegetables. If you’re at your wits end, try this clever twist on a classic mini pizza! For a round pizza, slice up an 8-ball zucchini, or slice a classic zucchini length-wise to create a long, slender pizza. The topping ideas are endless––pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, or plain cheese! This is a great pizza substitution for wheat or gluten-intolerant kids.

What are your favorite fall snacks? Leave us a comment, find us on Facebook, or send us a tweet @freefieldtrips.

Check out our pinboard “Neat Treats & Healthy Eats” on Pinterest!

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