Halloween

Boo-licious!

This kid-friendly Halloween fare is so cute, it’s scary.

Spooky Serpent Swamp, Frankenpepper, and Wicked Cool Olive Owls

Boolicious feature opener
Photo by Jen Gotch

Dark, washable place mats
 make an ideal staging ground for your gruesome goodies.

Frankenpeppers

Frankenpeppers recipe
Photo by Jen Gotch

Get the recipe here.

Spooky Serpent Swamp

Spooky Serpent Swamp recipe
Photo by Jen Gotch

Just beneath the surface lies a sea of spinach guacamole.

Get the recipe here.

Wicked Cool Olive Owls

Wickedly Cool Olive Owls recipe
Photo by Jen Gotch

Get the recipe here.

Marshmonsters

Marshmonsters recipe
Photo by Jen Gotch

Get the recipe here.

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.