Halloween Ghost Eggs

These Halloween ghost eggs are SO easy and are a huge hit with kids. Some Boy's gotten to the point that he's starting to get picky about what he eats. Doing cute things like drawing faces or designs on his food with edible markers keeps food fun and interesting…and helps keep me sane at snack time.

Halloween Ghost Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs plus a food dye pen. That's it. These things are so ridiculously simple. You can check out some of my tips on making them (like how to get them to stand upright and how to best draw faces on the slick egg surface) over at Right Start. Ghost eggs would be a fantastic treat for a Halloween party, and other parents will appreciate the inventive alternative to the usual sugary snack that kids tend to gorge on throughout October.

Other Halloween Snack Favorites

I've actually seen quite a few healthy Halloween snacks lately that I'm loving. Try laying out a vegetable platter with carrots in the shape of a jack-o-lantern or celery sticks in the shape of a skeleton. Carve oranges like little pumpkins and fill them with fruit for a fun treat, or wrap hot dogs with crescent rolls for “mummy dogs.” Snack sticks can be made in the shape of bones, or try dipping bananas in white chocolate or coconut flakes with raisin eyes for banana ghosts. Dye popcorn green for Frankenstein popcorn, or get really creative and carve squiggles into a honeydew melon and fill it with red dye or thickened juice for “melon brains.” Or how about some old-fashioned bobbing for apples? You can draw inspiration from all sorts of Halloween fixtures: ghosts, witches, spiders and more. Be creative!

What do you think about the simplicity of ghost eggs? Easy enough that anyone can do them! Do you have any other fun ideas for healthy Halloween snacks?