Halloween Treats: Pumpkin Smiles and Scary Eyeballs! A Healthy Snack for Your Little Trick or Treaters

Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm a huge fan of the candy. Like, seriously. However, being a parent I feel I need to be responsible and balance out today's festivities with a little health factor. Healthy doesn't mean boring, especially for Halloween. With the color palate we're given to work with and ambience of the day, we have a lot to work with to make any food fun and totally festive.

For our Halloween party over the weekend I put out these healthy treats that tricked the kids into thinking they were having something sweet and special. Haha! Simple and healthy orange slices are renamed "pumpkin smiles" and are easy for kids of any age to eat. And green and purple grape "eyeballs" round out the perfect Halloween color scheme. As you can see, when put together the colors and shapes are irresistable. And you can feel good you're giving your little ones something a little healthy to combat the candy today.

Pumpkin Smiles and Scary Eyeballs
2-3 large navel oranges
3 cups mixed green and purple grapes, rinsed well

Cut the oranges into 1/4-1/2" thick rounds, discarding the ends. Cut each round in half to make half-moon shapes, or "smiles." Mix the grapes together. Layer the orange slices on the perimeter of a platter, then pile the grapes in the middle. Serve.

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