I’m sure you’re aware that Halloween is happening tomorrow and there will no doubt be an onslaught of pre-teens at our doors crying “Trick or treat!”. While I know many of us have already stocked up on lollies and chocolates to hand out, it is also nice to have some healthy options on hand, whether for your own brood, or perhaps for those children who aren’t able to eat lollies and chocolates but don’t want to miss out on the fun of dressing up. Here are few fun ways to decorate your fruit Halloween style or make simply healthier treats to make for Halloween themed parties.
Boo- Nanas and Jack-O’-Oranges: The oranges and bananas have obviously just been fancied up with a black marker to create ghoul-like bananas and jack-o’- lantern style oranges. They might be a cute decoration to pop on top of your letterbox or at your front door to let the kids in the neighbourhood know that they are welcome to knock on your door. They could also be a cute lunchbox addition tomorrow for your kids or loved one!
Fruity Monsters: The fruity monsters are simply an apple cut into quarters with a slice cut out from the middle of the quarter to make an open mouth. Slice a strawberry lengthways to make tongues and stick sunflower seeds into the jaw of the apple mouth to make teeth. The eyes have been made with sultanas pierced with a sesame seed. My kids loved eating these, even the one who usually doesn’t like apples!
Blissball Bats: The bats are simply bliss balls with corn chip wings. These bliss balls had a cup of almonds, half a cup of sesame seeds, half a cup of pepitas, a handful of walnuts, half a cup of LSA mix, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, one teaspoon of honey and half a cup of water. Pulverise the ingredients into a wet mixture and roll into balls. Attach the corn chip wings and dark choc button eyes. Obviously if handing these out you will need to check for nut allergies. They may be a welcome treat for parents doing the rounds with their kids.
Spider Pizzas: See the most recent The Organic Place recipe for the home-made dough for these pizzas and top with passata, cheese and olives arranged like spiders. Cook until the dough begins to go golden. These are a great alternative to lollies or chocolates for trick or treaters and they may appreciate something warm to munch on as they walk to the next house. If not, they could be a great dinner for yourself or your own brood when they arrive home.