Halloween is just around the corner so we’ve decided to bring you a blog full of spook-tacular recipes (and bad Halloween puns!). We know that Halloween is a time where many children will have sugary treats and sweets. And while it’s fine for children to have a treat or two, many will have up to 7 times the amount of sugar recommended! So we’ve dedicated this blog to bring you some fang-tastic healthy recipes that will still excite children and adults.
Fruity Pumpkin Kebabs
Children in your setting will love this fruit show-stopper! You could also make some wicked vegetable kebabs.
- Any fruit you like!
- We used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana and pineapple
- 1 medium sized pumpkin
- Wooden kebab sticks
- Carefully cut out the pumpkin face. We didn’t scoop out the middle, so we can use it after to make a tasty pumpkin soup!
- Cut the fruit into bite sized pieces
- Carefully thread the fruit onto the kebab sticks
- Pierce each kebab stick into the pumpkin
These toasted tortilla shapes are delicious and perfect for dipping!
- Tortilla wraps- either white or wholemeal
- Mild paprika
- Salsa dip
- Halloween cookie cutters (ours were £1! From Asda)
- Cut your chosen Halloween shape out of the tortilla wraps (or bread/pitta)
- Place on a baking try and give them a light dusting of paprika
- Place them in the oven at 180°c for a few minutes, until slightly crisp
- Place the salsa (chopped tomato, diced red onion, with your favourite herbs) in a bowl
- Arrange the tortilla shapes decoratively on a board or plate
These tasty strawberry and yoghurt ghosts will be a real winner with children in your setting. Try freezing them, to make a refreshing frozen yoghurt treat!
- Natural yoghurt
- Wash the strawberries
- Dip each strawberry into the natural yoghurt, ensuring they are coated well
- Place the strawberries on the plate, allow the excess yoghurt to drip onto the plate, forming the ghost tail
- Add the raisins to the front of the strawberries, to form the eyes
- Place in the freezer for around 20 minutes. Note: avoid leaving them in the freezer for too long as you do not want to freeze the strawberries, just the yoghurt
How cute are these little guys?! They are a great way of encouraging children to eat fruit.
- Medium to large oranges
- Any fruit of your choosing. We used mixed berries
- Carefully cut the top off each orange to form the lid.
- Scoop out the orange centre.
- Carefully cut a scary face into each orange.
- Fill with your chosen fruit mix
Children will love dipping pepper sticks and breadsticks into this haunted hummus.
- 1 small pumpkin
- Pot of hummus (1-2 depending on the size of the pumpkin)
- Pepper/s (any colour)
- Carefully cut the top off the pumpkin. If your feeling confident, cut the top like ours.
- Scoop out the inside, including all the seeds
- Spoon the hummus into the empty pumpkin
- Cut up the pepper sup into sticks
- Place the pepper and breadsticks into the hummus
These bone- chilling bananas are speedy snacks to make and will go down a treat with the children in your setting!
- Stick on edible eyes
- Wooden lollipop sticks
- Cut each banana in half
- Push a lollipop stick into banana half
- Place the eye on the banana
- Roll each raisin in your hand and place on the banana to make the mouth
These scary looking peppers are a great way of encouraging children to eat different vegetables.
- Orange Peppers
- Any vegetable you can cut into sticks such as pepper, carrot, cucumber
- Carefully cut the top off each pepper to form the lid
- Remove all the seeds inside the pepper
- Cut up your vegetable sticks and place in the orange pepper
Wishing you all a horrifying Halloween!