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Once October hits, the spooky season begins! Carved pumpkins out on the lawns, eerie movies on television every night, trick-or-treating on the 31st… There are so many fun things to do at this time of the year.
For those who are obsessed with Halloween, don’t just make it a one-night event as you binge on candies and feast on party food with the kids. Celebrate it every day, from the home decor down to the food you eat. That’s right, you can make easy and healthy Halloween lunches for the kids to show off to their friends at school, bringing the creepy spirits alive everywhere as you nourish their tummies!
Not to worry, because making your kids’ favorite food spooky, nutritious, and delicious doesn’t mean you have to spend all-nighters in the kitchen. We’ve got you covered with 15 amazing recipes that are perfect for this Allhallows Eve.
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1. Frankenstein Halloween Sandwich Wraps
You can make even the scariest characters look adorable and yummy, with these sandwich wraps being the perfect example. Surprise your kids with a cute lunch filled with veggies, cheese, and sliced turkey for protein. Alternatively, you can make a vegan or vegetarian option to accommodate any diet.
Using spinach wrap, lettuce, veggie cream cheese, and roasted turkey, this wrap will tickle the taste buds. The monster faces are also made with vegetables your kids will actually want to eat!
2. Mummy Garlic Bread
One of our favorite side dishes is garlic bread and for many great reasons! That satisfying crunch, the garlicky, buttery flavor, and how it pairs so well with our favorite pasta… What more can you and the kids want?
This October, make pasta lunches even more exciting with this extremely easy mummy garlic bread recipe! You only need three ingredients, such as the garlic bread itself, designed with mozzarella cheese and olives.
3. Halloween Lunch Box
Are you packing school lunches? Then your children need a complete and nutritious meal after an entire morning of studying to energize them for the afternoon ahead.
This spooky-themed bento lunch is complete, starting with a kale salad designed with ghost-shaped cheese and carrots looking like tombstones. It also has a monster peanut butter strawberry honey sandwich with strawberry slices and chocolate chips for the eyes. Then, it’s finished off with fruits shaped like worms and a pumpkin.
That way, your kids get a balance of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants needed to keep them going throughout the day. They will even want to show off their adorable lunch with friends!
4. Hot Dog Mummies
Need a quick lunch that takes 24 minutes to complete and is something the kids will surely enjoy? These Hot Dog Mummies are the way to go! They are super easy to make and only use two major ingredients. Instead of using pork hot dogs, you can opt for a healthier turkey hot dog, having fewer calories and saturated fat.
These are so fun to do, you can make it an activity with the kids as they learn to make their own meals!
5. Monster Smoothie Bowls
For the kids with a sweet tooth, these smoothie bowls give them the energy and nutrients they need without the sugar crash. It’s a sweet treat filled with refreshing strawberries and bananas, they won’t even notice the spinach if it weren’t for the green color that sets the monster design!
This is a delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, or even an easy Halloween dessert filled with vitamins and natural sugars to fill the kids up. You can also add plant-based protein powder for the balance of macronutrients in your kid’s meals.
6. Owl Grilled Cheese Halloween Sandwich
Owls for a grilled cheese sandwich? Count us in! This is the ultimate comfort food that your kids will be so proud to show off come school time! Only taking 15 minutes to prepare and cook, it’s great if you’re short on time. It also uses ingredients you likely already have in the kitchen.
It’s so simple but you can customize it with other favorite and nutritious fillings, or add fruits and veggies on the side.
7. Burrito Skulls
This is the ultimate creepy lunch that everyone will be amazed by! You’ll be making your own skull-shaped homemade tortillas stuffed with filling taco meat and nutritious ingredients like corn, tomatoes, and black beans. Surprisingly, it only takes less than an hour to make, and forming the skull shapes is actually fairly easy!
8. Mummy Meat Loaves
Meatloaves are a classic lunch and dinner, and making them from scratch doesn’t need to be as tough as it looks. Neither will meatloaves need to be laden with preservatives or sodium. By using mushrooms, onions, ground beef, eggs, oats, and your choice of seasonings, you’ve got yummy meatloaves to serve.
Make an easy and healthy recipe of mashed potatoes on the side to make it a complete lunch!
9. Graveyard Taco Dip
This won’t only be the spotlight of the table with the kids, but it makes an amazing Halloween party food for adults as well! Serve it as an appetizer when inviting guests over or as a starter for a sumptuous lunch with the kids.
With five layers of dip and seasonings, it’s a satisfying lunch the kids will definitely finish! Moreover, this dip is easy to make and uses ingredients that come with surprising benefits. Sour cream contains fat-soluble vitamins, salsa includes vitamin C, and of course, you’ve got healthy fats from avocados.
10. Monster Sandwich
Make lunches more amusing for the kids as they stare into a monster sandwich making a funny face right back at them! There are two recipes you can follow, either the Italian Monster made with ham, salami, and provolone, or the Chicken Cheese Monster with chicken, cheddar, lettuce, and olives.
Use flatbread to make these sandwiches easier to eat and to create monsters easily! This is packed with protein and a good amount of veggies for a nourishing lunch.
11. Quesadilla Mummies
This recipe makes a precious mini quesadilla you can pop in your mouth in just one bite! Quesadillas don’t need to be unhealthy or loaded with a ton of calories or fat when you can make them vegetarian with five simple ingredients.
You will need one sleeve of polenta, which is gluten-free and a good source of fiber and protein. Decorate these little cheesy “mummies” with fresh salsa, black beans, and dairy-free cheese, and they’re ready to serve!
12. Halloween Veggie Skeleton Platter
Vegetables for lunch aren’t boring and icky. They can be fun and spooky, too! Get into the spirit of the eerie season with this wholesome veggie skeleton platter, filled with veggies containing tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Your kids can get their five-a-day without complaints!
With a ton of green veggies, carrot sticks, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, and yummy ranch dressing to dip it all with, it’s a creative starter for picky eaters.
13. Monster Meatball Sliders
Who can say no to sliders? Definitely not your kid! This is a yummy meal that takes less than an hour to make, tasting like a combination of a meatball sub and cheesy sloppy joe!
Make these sliders healthier by adding more vegetables, as well as topping them with olives and roasted red bell peppers to make these sliders look like monsters.
14. Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkins aren’t only for carving into funny faces or used as the main ingredient for Thanksgiving desserts (hello, pumpkin pie)! You can also make this infamous Halloween symbol into a savory soup filled with vitamins A, B1, B6, and C, among other necessary minerals to keep your kids strong.
This is a perfect recipe to try if you have leftover pumpkin carvings, too! It’s so creamy, filled with warm spices, and vegan-friendly. Pair it with bread and you’ve got a light yet satisfying meal.
15. Mummy Pizzas
Pizza for lunch? Your kids will say, “ABSOLUTELY!” Put a healthier twist to their favorite meal by using moist and juicy pizza “dough” made from spinach and ground chicken. Not only is it gluten-free, but filled with antioxidants from the leafy greens and protein from your meat base!
Top it off with tomato sauce and design it with cheese and olives to create that mummy design, and you’ve got a cute mummy ready to be gobbled up.