02 November 2010

Healthy Halloween dinner

It's November already!  I thought I'd share a quick post today before this post became too outdated.

My goal this Halloween was to make a high protein, low sugar, healthy dinner to fuel my kids before the onslaught of post trick-or-treating sugar.  I had help from a Pillsbury Halloween magazine I picked up a few years ago.  Fortunately, they included all of the nutritional information on the recipes.  So many of those magazines don't.


Twice baked mummies

These were baked potatoes, cut in half with their insides scraped out.  I filled the cavity with cooked turkey meatball that had simmered in pizza sauce, laid mozzarella "bandages" over the meatballs, popped them back into the oven for a minute or two so the cheese could melt slightly, and then added green olives for the eyes and pickle slices for feet.


Jack o' lantern smoothies

This was a smoothie made with nonfat greek yogurt, orange juice concentrate, mandarin oranges, nonfat milk, and banana.  I added orange food coloring to really make it orange.  The faces were made with melted chocolate chips and were spread inside the glass.  I then chilled the glasses to set the chocolate faces before filling.


"Garbage" dip

This was a dip made with nonfat greek yogurt, cream cheese and a whole bunch of veggies.  I served this with a plate full of raw veggies.  The kids loved the "hand" sticking out of the dip.


Fueling up before heading out.



13 comments:

Chris said...

You put together a perfectly themed, presugar binge dinner here. Excellent job!

Sunny said...

wow, you got really creative!! :) love the smoothie recipe, it sounds delish!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love your healthy Halloween treats and especially the Jack o'lantern smoothie. Looks like your darling son loved them too.
Sam

Pierce said...

Glad you shared this – so cute !

Marcy said...

Yum!!! And that glass idea is so smart. I'm going to try that too.

Jenn said...

Nicely done with turning the meal into a fun halloween treat. I love the smoothies. hehehe...

Reeni said...

Such cute and delicious food you made! Hope you're kids had fun!

Josie said...

so cute!! The smoothies sound really good, It's still pumpkin season I might have to make these this weekend for my little one : )

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Ahh, an absolutely delightfull dinner topped with lods of love!

jen cheung said...

this is a very cute Halloween dinner :) love the ideas!


have a lovely weekend!
jen @ www.passion4food.ca

Hampton said...

the smoothies are too cute!

Cindy said...

Toooo cute!

Whozat said...

OMG - I totally have that same little cookbook. My daughter (turning 3 next week) loves to read it and talk about the food and what it looks like :-)

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