Healthy Halloween Goodies!
Give Them Something Good to Eat…Before Trick or Treat
Before you send the little ghosts and goblins out to trick or treat for chocolate and candy, start a tradition of pre-activity healthy snacks! Apple Bites, Hot Dog Mummies, and Snack-o’-Lanterns provide for a healthy, halloween-centered treat that you will adore and have the kids coming back for more!
Here are a few of our favorites:
Hot Dog Mummies
- 1 11-ounce can of refrigerator breadsticks
- 1 12-pack of hot dogs
- Yellow mustard
- For each mummy, separate one breadstick from the roll and use kitchen shears or a knife to slice it in half lengthwise to create two thinner strips.
- Wrap one strip at a time snugly around the hot dog. Depending on the size of the hot dog, you may not need all of both strips. Leave about 1/2 inch of hot dog exposed for the face area and continue wrapping the top of the hot dog.
- Bake the mummies on a cookie sheet at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadstick wrapping is golden brown.
- Remove the mummies from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes. Add yellow mustard eyes just before serving. Makes 12 mummies.
- Slivered almonds or mini pretzel sticks
- Quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter
- Press slivered almonds or pretzel stick pieces in place for teeth.
Tip: If you’re not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning.
- Navel oranges
- Canned or fresh fruit salad
- Use a small knife to slice the top off a navel orange and cut around its interior to hollow it out. Scoop out the orange segments, chop them, and mix them with canned or fresh fruit salad.
- Carve small facial features in one side of the orange, then cut a slit in the lid to accommodate the handle of a plastic spoon. Fill the lantern with fruit salad. Insert the spoon and set the lid in place.
Recipes and images from Disney’s Family Fun Online Magazine