MoNStEr mAsH- Healthy Halloween Snacks (for the kids)

We are the moms who put together costumes, decorate the house and carve the jack o' lanterns...(insert "strong arm" emoji here) Halloween is our jam.  But when it comes to cute school lunches, bento boxes of amazing snacks and anything dealing with food with spirit  we draw a blank...and then say out loud, "who has time for that?".    Until now.

Lunchbox Dad

Lunchbox Dad

I'll admit, not much makes me more envious than the parents who make pancake shapes with decorations in the middle of the week or fun food art for the kids.  I love that kind of spirit...so I look at their instagrams...judge myself then get back to making lunches while cleaning up doing dishes giving baths finishing homework and kissing them to sleep.  Yes, Instagram can really hurt someones sense of self but what it can also do is inspire!   Within a few seconds on Pinterest we found some really cute, healthy and EASY ways to put Halloween on your kids plates.  

Apple monster.  Via: Pinterest

Apple monster.  Via: Pinterest

Slice an apple, then slice a chunk from the outside, fill with PB, almond slivers and a strawberry slice.  Google eyes optional!

PB Spider Via: Pinterest

PB Spider Via: Pinterest

Ok this spider is too easy and gets my mom heart all giddy.  Take bread and punch out circles or cut them.  Make a PBJ, add pretzel sticks for the legs and raisins for the eyes (or Choc chips).  Serious cuteness.

Hot Dog Fingers  Via : Pinterest

Hot Dog Fingers  Via : Pinterest

This one is gross but easy and incredible.  Take a veggie dog, put small slices in it for knuckles and cook it. Cut out a small chunk on each end for the nail bed, place a chip, cooked onion or almond sliver for the nail and secure with catsup.  Put in a bowl or cupcake wrapper lined with catsup.  Even the older kids will love it

Smiles Via: Pinterest

Smiles Via: Pinterest

Slice and apple and spread one side with nut butter.  Put in dandies marshmallows as the teeth and add the top apple.  Done...too easy.

Bones Via: Pinterest

Bones Via: Pinterest

Take store bought pizza or biscuit dough.  Roll out into a strip.  Twist each end into a bone shape, sprinkle with salt and voila!  Use marinara for the blood to dip into.

See?!  We are Instagram worthy...just kidding but doesn't it feel better knowing it's easy?