While we’re not the house on the block covered in Halloween decorations, and I don’t always start thinking about costumes for the girls until the holiday is nearly upon us I do like to pack a fun Halloween lunch or snacks for Madeline. Sometimes I’ll even pack a few Halloween lunches in the lead up to the big day. I try to keep everything simple to make, healthy, and affordable. I do the same sort of thing for Valentine’s Day too. There is just something about Halloween and Valentine’s Day that makes for fun lunch making in the Evolving Motherhood household.
Before you start scrolling I want to remind you of a couple of things. All of these ideas are pretty easy to execute and will not add much time if any to your lunch packing time. The ingredients are not over sweet or sugary because Halloween is sweet enough with all the parties, and trick-or-treating. Also, most of these items can easily be found in your regular grocery store. And Lastly, you won’t need much in the way of special tools. So have no fear you will not need to buy half a bento store to pull these fun ideas off. (Although I do think there are some fun tools that can make Halloween lunches even more fun, and sometimes even easier to pull off that I will share with you soon.)
Have fun and feel free to share your fun Halloween lunch ideas with me in the comments!
1. Banana Ghosts
2. Bat Tortilla Chips and Salsa
3. Boo-Berry Yogurt
4. Spooky Cheese Pizza
5. Halloween Cheese Sticks
6. Bats, pumpkins, spiders and witches oh my!
Keep an eye out for . I found this mix of bat, witch, pumpkin, and spider noodles at World Market. Toss with some green peas, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese and you have yourself a Halloween main dish suited for the you or your kiddo.
7. Boo! cheesy Quesadilla
8. Healthy and Fun Salad
Use the colors of Halloween to create a yummy salad. Baby spinach topped with mini-heirloom orange tomatoes and sliced black olives is just one possible black and orange salad combination.
9. Trail Mix Trick-or-Treat
10. Holiday Pretzels and Hummus
Halloween shaped pretzels are a fun and incredibly easy way to add some Halloween fun to a meal. I found these pumpkin shaped pretzels at Target but have also seen Utz brand Halloween themed bags of this salty snack. Add some healthy hummus and you’ve got quite the frightfully good pair.
13. Is That a Mummy in Your Lunch Box?
14. Festive Cheese and Crackers
15. Vampire Blood
17. Pumpkin Muffins
Whole wheat pumpkin muffins topped with a little cream cheese frosting spider web? Fun, delicious, pretty healthy, and halloween-a-riffic too!
Looking for more Halloween themed fun? Check out these greats Evolving Motherhood posts: