Halloween is creeping around the corner, but beware, candy and other unhealthy foods are coming too!
As a parent, it’s hard to convince your children to eat the healthier options when all they want to do is eat candy. Here are some Halloween-inspired meals to make eating healthy more fun.
Haunted Pizza - Use a ghost shaped cookie cutter on slices of mozzarella. The cheese tends to melt and turn into a big blob if baked too long, so bake your pizza – crust and sauce first, and then add your cheese 5 minutes before it’s done. Use capers for your eyes. If you want to make it extra spooky, add some chicken sausage for a delicious and healthy finishing touch!
Chicken Sausage Mummies - This recipe is essentially pigs-in-a-blanket, but with chicken sausage and thin strips of dough, it will give the impression that there are mini mummies on your plate. For special effects, you can even put two drops of ketchup as eyes!
Stuffed Jack o’ Lantern Peppers - Make a few cuts in the pepper to resemble a jack o’ lantern and stuff the hollowed (or shall we say hallowed?) peppers with chicken sausage and rice. Remember to keep the tops to place back on the top when the dish is finished to look like a proper pumpkin. First prepare the Spicy Jalapeno Fiesta Rice with chicken sausage, then take your jack o’ lantern peppers and stuff them with the cooked fiesta rice. Place them in the oven for 1 hour on 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tombstone Sandwiches - Cut bread into the shape of a tombstone and then write with a black paste that is a mix of black food coloring and your favorite condiment. To create a piping bag, use a plastic sandwich bag and cut a very small piece off of one of the corners to write your tombstone heading. Inside your bread, the sky is the limit. Ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheddar – whatever sandwich your little goblin likes.
If you are looking for more healthy Halloween ideas, Listotic has a whole list of non-candy Halloween snack ideas. Have a happy and healthy Halloween!