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Posted by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Halloween and candy go together like peanut butter and jelly. You just can't separate the two.  It seems like the opportunity to pop a bit sized piece of chocolate into your mouth presents itself around every corner.

But, it is possible to sneak in some healthy eats here and there, and still keep your family in the spooky spirit of the season.

I've been making this skeleton crudité for the past few years. The kids love the spooky shape, and I love the fact that they are eating their veggies. And, it's a great way to be creative. If you get the kids in the act, they'll be that much more excited to eat the finished product.

Here's how you do it. Gather a variety of veggies and use them to create a skeleton on a tinfoil lined baking sheet. Here's an example of how to build the perfect veggie skeleton:

Cherry tomatoes for eyes

Lettuce leaves for hair

Mushroom slices for ears

Carrot sticks for collarbones and arms

Radishes for elbows and knees

Sliced bell pepper for the rib cage

Celery sticks for the legs

Serve with your favorite dip.

Moms, how do you keep your family healthy during the holidays?

by on Oct. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 8:01 AM

We love veggies and dip

natesmom1228
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Cute idea

Rushn311
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

That's cute!

slw123
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Cute idea!   I always make veggie platters.  Somehow that is more exciting to the kids than just plopping a few veggies on their plate.

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Very cute idea.  I love the thought of a healthy treat for Halloween versus all that candy. 

goddess99
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Very cute idea.

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

cute idea thanks

Sisteract
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Love it.

BabyTeki
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Cute idea! Luckily DS likes his fruits and veggies
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emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Cute idea.  I don't have a lot of healthy ideas yet because this is really my first holiday being healthy.

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