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A Veggie Skeleton for Halloween

At our daughter’s school each class has a Halloween party.  They pick four families to bring a “treat” and four families to bring something healthy!  Last year our family was asked to bring in a healthy treat for our daughter’s class party so we found this great and easy to make Vegetable Skeleton. I wasn’t sure how popular it would be up next to all the sweet treats but I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the day to see that the tray was pretty much empty…just 3 mushrooms left AND there were still plenty of cakes and cookies left uneaten!!!

Here is the picture my husband took of our veggie skeleton!

This is all it takes to make a veggie skeleton:

• Head of cabbage or iceberg lettuce
• Zucchini slices (rounds)
• Bell Pepper slices (cross-cut)
• Celery stalks
• Sugar snap peas
• Carrots (peeled)
• Broccoli florets
• Cauliflower florets
• Cherry/Grape Tomatoes
• Healthy dressing of your choice!
• Olive slices


Step 1. Line half of small bowl with lettuce for the skeleton’s hair; fill with dressing. Place at one end of large tray or baking sheet for the skeleton’s head.

Step 2. Arrange vegetables on tray to resemble skeleton’s body

* We added the fake spiders for a little extra fun :)

Halloween parties can have a balance of sweets and health…by spending a little extra time you can make veggies just as fun as any junk food!

Happy Healthy Eating,

Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Kia is passionate about creating tools that help parents raise healthy kids!

7 Responses to “A Veggie Skeleton for Halloween”

  1. monica Says:

    I love it. Brilliant!

  2. Alivia Hunter Says:

    Now i’m hungry and I LOVE bell peppers and mushrooms

  3. Sarah J. Says:

    oh-wow-thats so awesome!

  4. Lynn Says:

    Kia this is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time (except for our new grandgirl :) LOVE IT!

  5. Tovah Says:

    Love this. We do fruit and veggie pictures all the time for snack, but I’d never thought to do a larger scale pic for a party. Brilliant!

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