Here are some healthy Halloween Menu ideas to feed those little goblins before they head out for a night of treat collecting. Put your costumes on and call the neighbors over for some spooky-cool snacks.
Munchy Man Veggie Skeleton Recipe
Begin the festivities with a Munchy Man Veggie Skeleton and some store-bought hummus dip.
Ingredients you’ll need for Veggie Man Skeleton:
- Grape Tomatoes
- Yellow Pepper
Start with a bowl of Hummus dip (or whatever dip you love!) to make the head and add your veggie bones to make your own munchy man. Broccoli, cauliflower, and dill are great for hair. Carrots and celery for legs and feet. Peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers make good bellies and radishes are great anywhere!
Have fun with this. Use the veggies you love. If you have other veggies that are in season, use them freely! You cannot do this recipe wrong.
“Candy Corn” Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
You’ll need these items for the main course:
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 2/3 cup salsa
- 1/3 cup sliced green onions
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 6 flour tortilla’s (10 inch)
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 2 3/4 cups nacho flavored tortilla chips crushed
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 jar salsa con queso dip warmed
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
Directions for “Candy Corn” Chicken Quesadillas
Brush one side of each tortilla with butter.
In skillet combine first 6 ingredients. Cook uncovered over medium heat 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Spoon 2/3 cup chicken mixture on three of the tortillas. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup cheese. Place the second tortilla over the top. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Cut into wedges. Spread queso dip over the outer 1/3 of the tortillas. Cut quesadillas into 6 wedges, sprinkle the crushed chips in the middle 1/3 of the wedges and place a small dollop of sour cream at the point of each wedge.
For a sweet treat dessert, Ghosts and Pumpkins
Ingredients for this sweet and easy treat include:
- chocolate chips
- clementines (or Little Cuties)
- celery (or anything green) for the pumpkin stems
Directions for assembly:
Peel the bananas and slice in half. Use the bottom of the chocolate chips to make the eyes and mouth.
Peel the clementines and for the stem, slice thin pieces of celery, pop them into the top of the pumpkin.
Arrange them on a platter and watch them disappear.
~Happy Healthy Halloween from the kitchen of Dr. Lori Veerman!~
By the way the” veggie skeleton ” and the “ghosts and pumpkins” would also make great treats for your kids school classrooms.
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