Halloween Veggie Skeleton Recipe
Healthy Halloween Veggie Skeleton!
I enjoy a lot of the sweet Halloween treats, but I love having some fun, healthy options too. Gotta try to squeeze in some good stuff to help balance out all of those sweets! Building a skeleton veggie tray is super easy, fast, and cute!
Start your Veggie Skeleton by chopping up a variety of veggies. Then either design the skeleton yourself, or have the kids do it! They will have a lot of fun with it! I’m a big fan of Victorinox knives, by the way – they are awesome quality at an affordable price.
Sliced cucumber can be the vertebrae of the spine for the Veggie Skeleton. Any round-shaped veggie will do. For the ribs, cut slices the full length of the bell pepper. Depending on the size of your tray and pepper, you can leave the slices full length or cut them in half. I cut mine in half.
For the legs, any stick-like veggies work well – carrot sticks or baby carrots, celery sticks, more sliced peppers, etc. Mushroom slices are perfect for the hips/pelvic area.
Really, it is up to you which veggies you use and where you put them! Use only the veggies you have or only the ones you like!
Once you’ve got all the veggies chopped and sliced, it’s time to start arranging them into a veggie skeleton.
Place a bowl of Ranch dip or any favorite veggie dip at the top of your tray. This will be the head! Use a lettuce leaf or broccoli florets at the top of the bowl for “hair.” Yeah, skeletons probably don’t usually have hair, but it does look pretty cute in this instance. 😉 Use a couple small pieces of broccoli, olives, or grape tomatoes for the eyes!
Stack the cucumber slices in a vertical column in the center of the tray, going down from the bowl, then add the bell pepper ribs off each side of the spinal column.
Next put the hips, pelvis, guts, or whatever you want to call it, in place beneath the spine and the ribs. Just pile them on there.
Now you’re ready to add the arms and legs! Use broccoli or cauliflower florets as elbow and knee joints, and also for the feet and hands.
You can make one large veggie skeleton to share, or have the kids make individual veggie skeletons for themselves. This is a fun way to do a raw veggie snack in the afternoon to hold them over until dinner!
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How many veggies you use and how high you pile them on there depends on your preference, the size of your serving platter, and how many people you would like to serve.
Halloween Veggie Skeleton Recipe
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
- half of 1 cucumber, sliced into rounds
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into carrot sticks
- 5 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Ranch dip or veggie dip
- Place a bowl of Ranch dip or any favorite veggie dip at the top of your tray. This will be the head! Use broccoli florets (or a lettuce leaf) at the top of the bowl for "hair." Use a couple small pieces of broccoli (or olives or grape tomatoes) for the eyes.
- Stack the cucumber slices in a vertical column in the center of the tray, going down from the bowl, then add the bell pepper ribs off each side of the spinal column. Next pile on the sliced mushrooms as the pelvis, beneath the spine and the ribs.
- Add carrot sticks (or celery sticks or more sliced peppers) for the arms and legs. Use broccoli florets (or cauliflower) as elbow and knee joints, and also for the feet and hands.
- Serve and enjoy!