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.
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.