The art of preparing your children’s lunches . . . after a few weeks of getting used to Bento box and thermos lunches, it’s now time to get a little extra creative for Halloween! Just because Halloween falls on a Monday, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be celebrated to the max! Here are a few ideas on how to make your children’s lunch a lot more fun . . . and frightful!See how easy it is to make festive lunches that are also super healthy? All you need is a little imagination and some quality ingredients. We hope you have a safe and exciting Halloween with your kids!
Mud pudding with wormsThis was a must when I was a kid, and I still love this classic dessert that looks like a pot of dirt filled with worms. Instead of using traditional gummies made with artificial ingredients, I now opt for Smart Sweets, all-natural candy that contains no harmful ingredients or colours. You can make your little pots of dirt with homemade pudding. Simply blend the following ingredients together:
- 1 avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ raw cacao powder
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
Pumpkin clementinesAsk your kids to help you make these cute little pumpkin clementines. They make a healthy and festive snack that everyone will love . . . because who doesn’t like clementines?! Ingredients (makes 4):
- 4 clementines (or another citrus fruit of your choice)
- ¼ of a cucumber
- Gently peel the clementines, making sure the interiors stay intact.
- Cut the cucumber into small sticks, leaving the skin on.
- Insert a cucumber stick into the top part of each clementine to form a stem.
- Repeat with the remaining clementines.
- Pack in your children’s lunch boxes or serve on a platter.
Ghost eggsHard-boiled eggs that look like ghosts . . . there’s nothing simpler to make! Here’s what you need: hard-boiled eggs, a knife, and a straw.
- Start by cutting the base of the eggs off, so that they stand upright without toppling over.
- Next, take your regular-size straw and insert it where you imagine your ghost’s eyes to be-near the narrow end (at the top) of the oval.
- The straw must be inserted into the white part of the egg only. Stop before you hit the yolk.
- Turn the straw to form a circle.
- To create a vacuum effect, pull the straw at a slight angle, so that the circle that you just sculpted out of the white part stays inside the straw once you pull it out of the egg entirely.
- For the mouth, create an incision with the knife.
- Repeat with the other eggs.