My kids are little. Our battles are big. To get these small, strong-willed people to eat things that are healthful, and sometimes (gasp!) green, I draw on creativity, cookie cutters, and the stealthy placement of veggies. I may have to dress up my kids’ food as animals and cute monsters, but I’m actually enjoying myself in the process. If you want to give it a try, there’s no better time than the junk food fest that is Halloween. Once kids are under the spell of the creepy creatures here, they’ll never notice the healthful ingredients lurking beneath.
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If kids balk at eating the bell pepper skulls of these brainy creations, rinse them well after serving, then cut into strips for snacks later on.more
Spooky Serpent Swamp
Ssso good, ssso easy, and there’s no need to tell kids there’s spinach swimming in the guacamole. Have a pizza cutter on hand for easy slicing and sharing.more
Hooray for the wide availability of veg marshmallows that make these simple desserts possible. Assemble the monsters just before serving.more
Wicked Cool Olive Owls
A sharp knife, a couple of radishes, and some sunflower seeds are all you need to turn black olives into itty-bitty owls.more