For my kids Halloween is about 2 things: dressing up and the treats! They always get plenty of sugary treats from the trunk and treat so I like to give some healthier options at the food table. They also make fun snacks for the whole of October to keep the Halloween spirit going.
This is a favourite in our house that has become part of the regular menu. Use yoghurt and add grapes or berries as the eyeballs. Serve it in a large bowl and have them ladle out the soup themselves or have them in individual cups with a couple of eyeballs half sticking out. Vanilla yoghurt is like the whites of the eyes or if you want to go for the gross factor even more try strawberry or raspberry yoghurt for that hint of blood.
Candy Corn Kabobs
While we don’t really see candy corn here in Australia but it is a bit synonymous with Halloween. You can make your own healthy candy corn by cutting pieces of rockmelon, pineapple or banana and apple. Skewer them in the order yellow, orange, white to get the candy corn look without the candy! You can use any fruit or vegetable that is orange, yellow and white or pale yellow like carrot, yellow capsicum and cauliflower.
Tortilla Cheese Skulls
Use 2 mini tortillas and cut eyes and nose holes from one with a cookie cutter or knife. Put slices of cheese in between both tortillas and grill in a sandwich press. For a more realistic skull look shape both tortillas, this is easier done once cooked and they are stuck together. You add sliced tomato in the eye sockets to make them stand out. You could also add other fillings inside the tortilla like spinach or ham.
Vegetable Fingers with Hummus Nails
To create the fingers cut vegetable sticks like cucumber, carrot and capsicum and place a smear of hummus on one end for the finger nail. Provide a bowl of hummus as well so if people like more hummus that can load up.
In small containers have a celery stick poking out of some sultanas or raisins for a zombie arm reaching from the ground. You could also add a cracker gravestone if you wanted. Use a small amount of dip like hummus to hold it all in place.
The easiest way to do this is to just add green food colouring to plain milk and shake! Pour into a glass and serve immediately. Another option to to make a green smoothie with banana, spinach and Greek yoghurt. Blend it together and serve.
What healthy Halloween treats do your kids enjoy?