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Boo-licious!

This kid-friendly Halloween fare is so cute, it's scary
Boo-licious!

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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Frankenpeppers

Frankenpeppers

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.

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Spooky Serpent Swamp

Spooky Serpent Swamp

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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.

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Marshmonsters

Marshmonsters

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Hooray for the wide availability of veg marshmallows that make these simple desserts possible. Assemble the monsters just before serving.

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Wicked Cool Olive Owls

Wicked Cool Olive Owls

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A sharp knife, a couple of radishes, and some sunflower seeds are all you need to turn black olives into itty-bitty owls.

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