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Hello Mummies!

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Melissa here! Have you been tasked with the honor (sarcasm intended) of bringing snacks to your child’s classroom Halloween party? Nothing like adding that to your never-ending to-do list. If you’re like me, the thought of bringing a non-allergenic, nut-free snack (which by the way also must look like a professional designer created it) to your child’s classroom party this Halloween, literally makes me want to ghost out of town. Never fear, Melissa’s Mommy Magic is here!

Below are a few super cute, healthy snack ideas for all those little goblins at school to enjoy — without them wanting to kick you out onto your witch’s broom. Oh, and something you should know about me, I’m ALL about ideas that are easy, fast, and simple to make. No complicated witches brews coming out of my cauldron!

“PUMPKIN PATCH”

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What you’ll need:

  • Mandarin oranges
  • Celery stalks
  • Platter
  • Leaves for platter decoration (real or fake)

Instructions:

  • Peel mandarin oranges and set aside.
  • Cut several celery slices all the way down the stalk to create short stubby “stems.”
  • Insert celery stems into top of mandarin oranges and voila…instant pumpkins!
  • Place pumpkins on your platter and decorate with leaves to create your pumpkin patch.

“THESE GHOSTS HAVE GONE BANANAS”

What you’ll need:

  • Bananas – 2 ghosts per 1 banana
  • Carob chips (or other chocolate chips, depending on the dietary restrictions of the classroom)

Instructions:

  • Cut bananas in half. (These are your ghosts.)
  • Stand bananas upright where cut was just made (small pointy top pointing upwards). This is the ghost’s head.
  • Place 2 carob chips towards top of banana for eyes, and 1 carob chip for mouth.
  • Repeat until there are enough for the group.

 

Note: Using fruit and whole foods is a great way to cut out the refined sugar and artificial nonsense out of treats. That being said, fruit does still have sugar (along with minerals and fiber — UNLIKE Snickers!). We’d recommend this banana-based devilish delight for special occasions, as recent research is finding that bananas behave similarly to candy in the body. 

Don’t let the fun with food stop with Halloween — challenge yourself to be creative year-round!

So that’s a wrap, fellow Mummies! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

-Melissa

PS: Keep your eye out for more tips from Melissa’s Mommy Magic specifically for moms! Have topics you’d like me to cover? Send me an email: melissa@cambiati.com