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Fun & Healthy Hallowe’en Dinner Ideas

October 26, 2015

It’s almost Hallowe’een! One of our favourite holidays here at Growing Chefs! While the day is traditionally known to be sugar-filled, here are some fun (and healthy!) Hallowe’en dinner and snack ideas that help balance out the holiday. We posted some great ideas in a past blog and here are five more spook-tacular dishes for everyone to enjoy!

1.Tentacle Pot Pie

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There are a lot of ways to make pot pie but our preference is to add as many varieties of vegetables as possible. You can make your own favourite recipe or try something new like this fully loaded veggie pot pie from mother nature network but try this fun twist with the crust! Call them tentacles or spider legs, either way this creepy pot pie wins with us! Follow blogger, not martha’s steps (and mistakes) to create your own.

2. Jack O’Lantern Bell Pepper Bowls

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These little guys make great edible salad bowls and can be fun for both adults and kids to create.Carving a pepper is much less messy than carving a pumpkin! For the simple how-to steps, check out the My Persian Kitchen blog post.

3. “Candy Corn” Quesadilla

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Mmmm… quesadillas! For how to make these visit Boulder Locavore to see how they did it. There are ways to make your recipe extra healthy by adding more vegetables, you can check out this link to all recipes for a delicious vegetarian option or let each person choose their own ingredients The Pioneer Woman shares great tips for throwing a quesadilla party. Quesadillas are always best served with fresh salsa, here’s a recipe for kiddie salsa from weelicious!

4. Watermelon Fruit Salad Monster

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If you can carve a pumpkin, you can carve a watermelon and create this fun fruit salad display that makes for a great dessert option. On Polkadot Lane shares tips on how to make your own.

5. Monster Mouths

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These sinister snacks are perfect anytime. Inside the apple slices use almond, cashew, peanut butter, or even jam. Almond slices make creepy fangs or you can get creative and cut teeth out of almost any food you like. Here’s a basic how-to from What the Flicka.

Let us know if you tried out any of these recipes and feel free to share your own Hallowe’en ideas!  We hope you have a happy (and healthy) Hallowe’en!

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