As a grownup, you eat veggies because they’re good for you. And often, veggies taste good too. But kids, with a palate inclined to sugar and salt and foods that come in neon colors, want a food they can play with.
Here are three creative ways to “disguise” your veggies this Halloween to make them fresh, festive and fun to eat for both kids AND grownups.
Veggie Skeleton: Good for YOUR Bones, Too!
Recipe #1 in our Spooky-Yet-Healthy Halloween Party Treats Feature
Here’s a healthy Halloween treat with some entertainment value to prompt your kids to want to eat more veggies. Fun food is good food, right? This skeleton veggie platter is a breeze to prepare, and the perfect balance to the Halloween candy with some tasty vitamins-packed vegetables.
What you’ll need:
- Head of lettuce (leaves)
- Sliced olives
- Broccoli and Baby carrots
- Bell pepper
- Cherry or grape tomatoes, celery and veggie dip
- Cucumbers (sliced)
- Arrange the veggies on a platter in the shape of a skeleton (like the one pictured), and top with an appropriate sized bowl of veggie dip for the head.
If you try this out, snap a pic and share it on Twitter and/or Instagram @EatSmartVeggies #HealthOWeen!
*(Idea borrowed from “Four Little Monkeys” blogger, Laura – http://bit.ly/1vNr4D8)
Recipe #2 in our Spooky-Yet-Healthy Halloween Party Treats Feature
You may have heard legends about the Great Pumpkin, and we’re telling you now—it exists. In fact, this greatest pumpkin of all is not only small enough to easily carry around, but it’s sweet, edible and healthy, too! This pumpkin is made out of one of the most delectable fruits, making it a fast (and flavorful) snack for self and family.
What you’ll need:
- Simply peel the clementines as you normally would, since they should peel fairly easily.
- Wash and cut the celery stalks into 2-inch sections.
- Place the celery stalk pieces into the round, open top of the clementine, so it looks like a stem.
Voila! Sweet and edible mini-pumpkins!
If you try this out, snap a pic and share it on Twitter and/or Instagram @EatSmartVeggies ##HealthOWeen!
*(Idea borrowed from “Listotic – Listed & Loved” blog – http://bit.ly/1tczjZK)