A lot of you may be thinking by now that I must have nothing better to do that spend time in my kitchen. I promise you that this is not the case, I have actually spent more time blogging about this week of food than I have making it!
I have been trying in this series of blog posts to show you that making themed food is so easy and a really great way to show the kids that the holidays can be a whole lot more fun than just going Trick-or-Treating and overdosing on high fructose corn syrup.
In this post I am going to show you some really simple ways to make Halloween “treats” for school and in tomorrows post I will be sharing some more lunch ideas – so make sure you come back!
Even I run out of ideas when it comes to Halloween and every day I thank goodness that there is such a thing as Pinterest. Before I was a pinner there was half the ideas out there and they were incredibly hard to find.
The yogurt ghost was something that my son actually thought of, he saw the grapes and threw them into his breakfast one morning (not even in October) and laughed and said how it looked like eyes.
So grab a whole bunch of yogurts, take the tops of or spoon them out on to the plates at preschool add a couple grapes and there you have it! Instant Halloween!
What is easier than throwing some carrots on a circular serving tray? Nothing, that’s right!
This is the easiest themed food ever. Honestly. Look at it.
All I did was take some carrots throw them on a tray, and then take two ramekins and fill them with hummus and put them on top where the eyes would be. I added cherry tomatoes (a staple in a Halloween kitchen) and cut up a red bell pepper to look like a mouth. I have also seen people use olives or another type of dip instead of the peppers.
Whatever works for you!! I promise all the kids will eat it and it is healthy!! Win/Win!
Hummus is one of the best things that you can feed your kids.
Not only is it chock full of protein but it also has great fats in it, is low in sugar, and it tastes good too!
I use hummus in a variety of my Halloween meal planning as it is just so easy to add to dishes, sandwiches and the like.
This was one of those times that the kids were looking to get some quick protein and I was in the middle of making the Pumpkin Tray and so I grabbed a dollop of Hummus, added a couple of olive eyes, snap pea ears and rice crackers for bat wings. (it was a stretch I know) This year I went out and got some blue corn chips to make my hummus bat even more bat-like.
I hope that this post can help you to see that it really is that easy!