17 Halloween Dinner Ideas
Halloween is all about candy. It's one night of the year when it's impossible to keep your kids (and yourself) eating healthy. All those sweets make it even more important to have a dinner that will balance it out. You want something at least a little bit healthy that won't take away from the spirit of Halloween. Here are 17 recipes that are easy to make and full of that spooky Halloween vibe.
Pizzas are so easy to personalize. Make these pizzas from Tastes Better from Scratch or experiment with your own creepy shapes.
Mashed potatoes are an easy way to give your kids a nutritious meal. This recipe from Spend with Pennies shows you how to turn that simple snack into a pack of ghosts.
Halloween can be a busy day, so maybe you don't have the time to cook a full meal. These sandwiches from It's Always Autumn can be made in a matter of minutes, and the kids will have a great time helping out.
Orange peppers look a lot like pumpkins and are easy to carve. These stuffed peppers from Everyday Jenny will make you feel like you're eating delicious jack-o-lanterns.
Looking for a more realistic scare? These deviled egg spoons from Mom Dot aren't for the faint of heart, but they are a super yummy way to get some nutrition this Halloween.
Even healthy soup like this one from Food Done Light can be tuned spooky with a simple spider web pattern.
This stromboli from Eighteen 25 is easy to turn into a bandaged wrapped mummy. You can fill it with whatever ingredients you like.
Kids aren't usually very fond of eating green things, but Halloween might be an exception. This soup from Annie's Eats turns green mush into a sinister but healthy meal.
An easy way to make any meal feel like Halloween is to eat it from a pumpkin. This recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch is super healthy and harmonizes perfectly with pumpkin.
10. Eyeball Pasta
Regular pasta is made sinister with this recipe from Spend with Pennies by adding eyes that watch you eat.
You can't do much better than cauliflower and beets for a healthy meal. This recipes from Jeanette's Healthy Living makes these vegetables as scary as possible.
The insides of these pockets from Plain Chicken are filled with a hotdog and cheese mixture. They may not be the healthiest things on this list, but your kids will definitely love them!
13. Bat Wings
These wings from Simply Delicious Food come from chickens, but turn them black and they look like bat wings.
You can make these chicken sandwiches from Like Mother Like Daughter with whatever you like, and the monster teeth will still make them perfect for Halloween.
Use those ghost mashed potatoes to top this shepherd's pie dish from The Girl Who Ate Everything for an even more healthy and complete meal.
Rice ball eyes make this soup from Peas and Crayons a great Halloween recipe that is as fun to eat as it is to look at.
Pot pie is another easy food to mummify. These pot pies from Super Healthy Kids are spooky fun for the whole family.