~Healthy Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns Kids Halloween Snack!~

~Healthy Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns!~

Great Kids Halloween Snack!

 pumpkins2

We happen to love Halloween at our house! We always have fun thinking all year long of what we want to be dressed up as and our whole family gets into it. It’s a night where you can let your imagination go free and be whoever or whatever you want to be with no one judging you or thinking you are crazy as you walk around getting candy! (well, now I stand on the sidewalk and allow my kids to be the ones getting candy, but you know!)

 

As shocking as it may sound to my children, Halloween isn’t ALL about candy & dressing up, ok possibly 95% but that other 5% is about finding fun ways to incorporate Halloween in a healthy way so we can stretch out the fun feeling of the holiday! These healthy Halloween jack-o-lanterns are the perfect way to show some Halloween fun PLUS get some fruit in for the day!

 

pumpkinfruitcups

 

Here is what you will need –

Oranges (however many you are wanting to make)

Fruit such as grapes, apples, kiwi, strawberries, cut into bite sized pieces (you will need about 1/3 cup per jack-o-lantern.

Green plastic spoons

 

Directions –

1.) Cut off a small piece of orange on the bottom of it so it will lay flat. Cut off the “lid” of your orange. Ever orange is going to be a little different so you just have to work with it some.

2.) Hollow out your orange with a metal spoon or if your orange isn’t cooperating you can use a grapefruit spoon.

3.) mix all the fruit together and set aside.

4.) With a paring knife you will need to start creating your jack-o-lanterns however you want the face to look like! You can get creative or keep it simple with the triangle eyes etc. but remember not to make a mouth so big that the fruit falls through!

5.) With the paring knife you can cut an opening on the “lid” and slide it through the top portion of the spoon so the lid sits on the bottom portion of the spoon.

6.) Fill cup with fruit and add the spoon and lid and viola! You have an adorable healthy Halloween jack-o-lantern!

 

~Enjoy~

 

 

Comments

  1. I love these, they are so cute!

  2. What a totally adorable idea, Tammy! I love this as a way to balance out all of the Halloween candy. I can’t wait to surprise my kids with a few of these come October…thanks for the idea!

  3. Ok these are wonderful and so so creative I would love to make these thanks for posting directions. I have never ever seen anything like this can’t wait to show these to friends and family.

  4. I love this idea! So great that it is not centered on candy and sweets!

  5. This is a pretty cool idea! This would be great on kiddie parties as well!

  6. What a wonderfully fun craft and snack!

  7. What an adorable idea, I can’t wait for Halloween. It’s always a challenge balancing out all of the sugary treats!

  8. Those are super cute!!! What a fun and delicious craft and treat for Halloween! Love it!

  9. That is such a cute idea.

  10. I think this is a great idea to encourage kids to eat healthy and celebrate the holidays. So cute!

  11. Oh they are just adorable. What a clever idea!

  12. How cute, what a fun and healthy idea!

  13. April Yedinak says:

    What a cute and healthy treat! My kids would love these!

  14. vickie couturier says:

    how cute ,,my grandkids would love this

  15. What a darling recipe! I could see that you could fill it with ice cream or greek yogurt and freeze it as well. Great fun.

  16. (~Healthy Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns!~review) I like this great idea, would be nice to take for a classroom Halloween party at the school for the kid’s.

  17. judy gardner says:

    i llove this idea – it will be great for our kid’s halloween party!

  18. O.K. definitely sharing this with my daughter – she’s 20 but she’ll truly love this – cute, clever and healthy!
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

  19. Tammy, I love this idea! (so would my kids!)
    I may have to try this one 🙂

    I wanted to invite you to link it up at my Sharing Time link party- I would love to see you there regularly!
    http://www.raisingmemories.com/2013/09/september-2013-sharing-time-week-in.html

    Hope you’re having a great night!
    ~Heather

  20. Hello Tammy, I wanted to share that your post will be featured in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

  21. Debbie Welchert says:

    What a cute idea. I would love to make these up for my grandchildren for an afternoon snack. They would love it.

  22. Love it! We are having a Halloween party at work with tons of candy, pizza, and pop. I’m definitely making these to bring in for those of us who want a cute, healthy option that is still festive!

Speak Your Mind

*