If you're a last-minute mumma (aka busy) and you need simple Halloween ideas for your kids, you're going to love this one.
I'm sharing with you 7 simple (and healthy) Halloween ideas, perfect for lunchboxes, snacks and events this Halloween. As we all know, this year might look a little different, so I hope these ideas show you that you can still incorporate fun Halloween ideas no matter the circumstances.
Before I share these 7 simple Halloween ideas, if you're feeling stressed about navigating Halloween candy I encourage you to check out this post!
Mandarin Halloween Face
- Sharpie/permanent marker
- This works best with fruit at room temperature. Wipe any condensation from the surface of the mandarin/orange. With a marker, draw triangles for eyes and a spooky mouth.
This one is perfect for lunchboxes!
Mandarin/Orange carved lanterns with fruit salad
- Sharp knife (adult task)
- Dessert spoon
- Fruit of choice, chopped
- Wipe any condensation from the surface of the mandarin/orange. If necessary, trace the face you wish to carve onto the surface of the mandarin/orange with a marker.
- Using a sharp knife, carefully carve the face and remove the peel. Using a dessert spoon, scoop around the edges of the mandarin/orange to remove the fruit from the peel. Carefully scoop out the fruit (save this for smoothies or juices or other recipes).
- Fill carved lanterns with fruit salad and serve.
- Bread of choice, sliced into squares
- Cheese/dairy free cheese of choice, sliced into squares
- Cucumber, sliced into rounds. Remove skin if needed.
- Cereal O's or candy eyes
- Butter/dairy free spread of choice
- Layer squares of bread, cheese, cucumber onto skewers and repeat until most of the skewer is covered. To add eyes, spread a thin layer of butter/dairy free butter or spread of choice onto the bread and press eyes into the spread.
Halloween shaped chips
- Tortilla wraps of choice
- Halloween cookie cutters
- Sandwich press/oven
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius or heat a sandwich press.
- Using cookie cutters, press out shapes from tortilla wraps.
- Place tortilla shapes onto a baking tray or carefully lay on sandwich press hotplate. Bake until crispy (around 8 minutes in oven or 5 minutes on sandwich press). Watch closely as tortilla chips can burn quickly.
- Serve with dips of choice.
- Wrap/pita bases/bread/pizza base as the base
- Sugar free tomato sauce or tomato paste
- Cheese of choice (mozzarella works well) or thin strips of tortilla wrap as a dairy free alternative
- Kalamata olives (pitted) for the eyes
- Heat oven to 180 degrees celsius or prepare a sandwich press.
- Using a cup, small bowl or similar, trace/press circles from wrap/pita/bread/pizza base to form the base of the pizza.
- Spread around 1 tsp of tomato sauce/paste onto the base.
- Slice cheese into thin strips or using thin strips of tortilla wrap and lay across the bases, criss-crossing to appear as though the bases have been wrapped.
- Slice the kalamata olives to form circles for the eyes and place around 1/4 of the way down the base, under some cheese/wrap.
- Bake for around 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Spooky fruit salad
- Fruit of choice (we used pear, melon and mango)
- Halloween cookie cutters
- Slice fruit into 1cm slices. Press fruit shapes using cookie cutters.
Spooky green pancakes
- 2 Eggs
- 1 handful baby spinach, washed
- 4 heaped tbsp buckwheat flour (or alternative flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used oat milk)
- 1/2 medium banana
- 1/2 medium zucchini
- Cereal 0's (or candy eyes) for the eyes
- Add eggs, spinach, milk of choice, banana and zucchini to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of your blender depending on the blender you use.
- Stir through the flour and baking powder until a smooth batter forms.
- Heat a fry pan (use oil if required - I use a non-stick pan) or sandwich press. Pour 1-2 tbsp of mixture to form circles, add cereal O's or candy eyes and cook over low heat until bubbles form (around 3-5 mins). If cooking in a pan, flip and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. If cooking on a sandwich press, close the sandwich press after 2-3 minutes to minimise flat pancakes forming.
- Repeat until all batter is used. These pancakes store for 2-3 days in the fridge and are freezer friendly too!
I hope you enjoy these simple and healthy Halloween ideas! If you try these please tag me on Instagram @her.nourished or @hernourishedkids as I love seeing and re-sharing your creations.
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