Is your Halloween feeling a little more “boo hoo” than “boo!” this year? Here’s a fun activity to do with any kids in your life — and that includes your inner child, too! These simple recipes combine healthy with healthy-ish ingredients to make creative, colorful treats that will keep ghosts at bay.
From our Healthy Kids in the Bon Appétit Kitchen team, inspired by Brit + Co
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 slice of bread, we recommend whole wheat
- Seaweed snacks, cut into spooky shapes with kitchen scissors
- Colorful toast toppings, such as radishes, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, parsley
Toast your bread if you prefer, and help kids spread and smash avocado, chop toppings, and cut seaweed into shapes to decorate their spooky toast – it’s that simple!
- 1 portion pizza dough (can use other bread options like bagels, baguettes, English muffins)
- 1 cup pizza sauce (sauce of your choice – a simple tomato, marinara, or pesto sauce works great!)
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 carrot, peeled into long thick strips (mummy bandages)
- 1 zucchini, peeled into long think strips (mummy bandages)
- Black or green olives, sliced and pitted (mummy eyes)
If using pizza dough, preheat oven to 475 degrees. (For bagel/bread base, melt cheese and toppings in the oven at 300 degrees)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and brush with olive oil.
Spread 1-2 tablespoons of sauce on your pizza dough or bread of choice, and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Lay your vegetable ribbons (veggie mummy bandages) across the top of your pizza and place 2 olive slices at the top for the eyes.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until your cheese has melted and your dough/bread base is cooked through.
Let the pizzas cool, and enjoy!
BOO! BUG SNACKS
- Cereals (low sugar brands)
- Chocolate chips and/or raisins (for eyes)
- Nut butters, sunflower butter, hummus, or chocolate spread for “glue”
Cut up fruits, and vegetables, and use sticky butters and spreads to assemble creative creatures!
TIPS FOR COOKING WITH KIDS
- Review our knife-safety tips for kids.
- Check out our favorite kid-safe peelers and knife.
- Talk up those vegetables and fruits as you let them get creative with them for their spooky snacks – they’re colorful, yummy, and nutritious!