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Have a Healthy Halloween

Who said food shouldn’t be played with? Getting children to eat their fruits and vegetables can be a harder task than it sounds! Luckily these Halloween treats are not only fun to make but fun to eat, too! Make them with your little one or pull them out at a sleepover and you’ll be the coolest parent on the block!

Witches Broom Sticks
What you’ll need: Cheese sticks, pretzel sticks.
How to assemble: Cut cheese sticks into thirds and insert pretzel stick for the broom handle. Use scissors or a knife (not for little ones to handle!) to cut a fringe pattern into the far end of the cheese to resemble the bristles of the broom.

What you’ll need: Bananas, mini chocolate chips, and regular sized chocolate chips.
How to assemble: Peel and slice bananas in half, and stand on the flat end. Have your kiddo press two mini chocolate chips into the top of the banana for eyes as well as a full sized chip for a spooky ghost mouth.

Clementine Pumpkins
What You’ll Need: Pealed clementines, and cut celery.
How to assemble: Insert a small cut of celery into the top of the clementine to resemble the stem of the pumpkin.

Veggie Skeleton Tray
What you’ll need: Fresh cut vegetables such as celery, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers.
How to assemble: The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone, the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone…you get the picture! Just lay out the veggies in the shape of a spooky skeleton!

Spider Sandwiches
What you’ll need: whole wheat bread, thin carrot strips, pretzels, raisins.
How to assemble: Using a cookie cutter, cut bread into circles to create the body of the spider. Add in four pretzels, or carrot strips, for creepy-crawly legs. And two raisins for the eyes and voila – spooky spider sandwiches!

Bread Bones
What you’ll need: Refrigerated bread stick dough, and salt.
How to assemble: Cut dough into long strips, slit each end and fold the flaps on the end of the stick to resemble a bone. Add a little salt and serve with a healthy spinach dip or soup!

Monster Mouths
What you’ll need: An apple, slivered almonds, pretzels, marshmallows, and icing.
How to assemble: Cut an apple into slices. Turn peel side up and cut out a wedge for a mouth. Break almonds in half to use as monster teeth. You can create eyes by skewering marshmallows on pretzel sticks, and inserting them in to the top of the apple slice. Dab a little icing onto the marshmallows to create finish the eyes.

Mummy Hot-dogs
What you’ll need: Biscuit dough and hot dogs
How to assemble: Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into thin, long strips. Wrap the dough around the hotdog, made to look like the wrappings on a mummy. Bake at 375°F for 14 minutes. Add some dots of mustard or ketchup for eyes and chow down!

Spiders on a Log
What you’ll need: Celery, peanut butter, and raisins
How to assemble: Fill the inside ridge of sliced celery with peanut butter. Add some raisins for spiders and get crunching!

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