Halloween: Veggie Skeleton Recipe

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 Halloween Treats that are Healthy!

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One of my favorite ways to get my kids to eat their vegetables is to let them play with them! And what better way at Halloween than a build your own Skeleton! Start your Veggie Skeleton by chopping up all the veggies. Then either design them yourself, or have your kids do it!

Veggie-Skeleton-1Slice your peppers into ribs and muscles for your legs.  For the ribs, slice them the full length, for a leg muscle, take a rib slice, and cut off the curved ends.

Veggie-Skeleton-2 Slice your cucumbers to make the backbone of your Veggie Skeleton.  Slice up mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and celery as well.

Veggie-Skeleton-3Lay your cucumber slices out, and add a red pepper rib off each slice.  A pile of mushrooms make a great pile of guts, with your two celery stick legs underneath. Short celery sticks make shoulders, carrots make excellent arms, and little broccoli feet.
Veggie-Skeleton-4Add a bowl of Ranch dressing for dip, with a lettuce leaf at the top for the head, a couple of round banana peppers for eyes, and another slice of red pepper for the mouth, and you have a complete skeleton!Veggie-Skeleton-5

The most fun is to let your kids imagination run wild!  Letting them make the skeleton is almost as much fun as seeing them gobbling him up! You can make one large skeleton to share, or have the kids make individual ones for themselves. I like to give my kiddos a raw veggie snack in the afternoon to hold them over to dinner, and this is a perfect after school activity/snack!

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Halloween: Veggie Skeleton Recipe

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Ingredients

  • Red Peppers
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce Leaf
  • Baby Carrots
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Broccoli
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Banana Peppers

Instructions

  1. Slice your cucumbers, red peppers, and mushrooms into 1/4 in thick slices.
  2. Lay cucumbers as backbone
  3. Red peppers with curves pointed down on top of cucumbers for ribs
  4. Lay 2 celery "legs" and pile mushrooms under the bottom cucumber slice.
  5. Add celery shoulders and baby carrot arms.
  6. Two Mushroom hands, and broccoli feet, with red pepper muscles.
  7. Line small bowl with lettuce leaf, add ranch dressing, use two banana peppers as eyes and a chunk of red pepper for a mouth.

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