October… the month of candy. The pandemic has reminded me that using your resources can be refreshing and creatively fulfilling. When my son asked for a Halloween treat, I presented him with a plate full of nutrition littered with creativity. He giggled and said that it wasn’t funny. I checked on him a few minutes later and found all three of my kids sharing this not so funny plate while smiling. We’ll see how long my candy strike lasts, but this was a fun way to change up our typical intake of candy in October- especially for a mom who is not a fancy cook and is always in a hurry.
Simple, Fun and Healthy Halloween Treats
6 chocolate chips
Cut the banana in half. Press 3 chocolate chips upside down into the banana to make a face.
- 2 clementines
- Spinach or celery
Peel clementines. Cut spinach stem or celery into small pieces and place it into the center of the clementine.
- 1 avocado
- 1 pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 string bean
- 1 cherry tomato
- 1 tortilla chip
Scoop out the avocado and flip upside or smash into an oval shape. Cut up the pepper for eyes. Shave the carrot for eyebrows. Cut the carrot into thin strips for hair. Trim the green bean for a mouth. Cut the end off of a cherry tomato for a nose. Press the tortilla chip into the avocado as a hat.
- 1 apple
- Pumpkin seeds
- Peanut butter or alternative
Cut apple chunks and remove a triangular piece from the center to make a mouth opening. Apply peanut butter or your choice of spread to the inside of the mouth. Press pumpkin seeds into the apple to make a row of teeth. Slice a piece of strawberry for a tongue. Slice 2 small chunks of celery as eyes and attach it with peanut butter or alternative.
- 1 slide of bread
- Cookie cutter
- String cheese
- Cherry tomato
Use the cookie cutter to cut out a circle in the bread. Cut the ends of 2 cherry tomatoes to make eyes and place on the bread. Peel the string cheese and layer it across the bread to look like mummy wrap. Place in a toaster oven to crisp the bread and melt the cheese.
Hope you enjoy these! We’d love to hear about your creative and easy halloween inspired treats.