Would you love to spice up your child’s lunchbox with some fun Halloween-themed recipes? These terrific Halloween-themed lunch ideas are sure to delight youngsters.
All recommended lunch recipes are easy to make and use ingredients that you’ll probably already have in your cupboards.
Don’t be surprised if your kids gobble their packed lunches and ask for the same again!
Spooky Spider Sandwich
Eats Amazing has several cool Halloween-themed sandwich ideas, but we particularly love the spooky spider sandwich. You can use your child’s favorite filling and the “legs” can be customized to their taste too. Quick and easy to prepare, it requires just a few minutes extra for preparation.
While not exactly a Halloween-themed recipe, we think this mummy fruit idea from The Decorated Cookie is awesome for parents with little time. It’s also great for children who don’t like their food to look too different from what they’re used to. Simply wrap an apple, banana, orange, or another piece of large fruit in a small bandage for a speedy and healthy mummy. You can use candy eyes or stick-on googly eyes, or you could draw on eyes with a pen.
Halloween Tortilla Chips
In around just 15 minutes you can bake these homemade Halloween-themed tortilla chips from Simply Designing to add some seasonal fun to any packed lunch. All you need is ready-made flour tortillas, seasoning (or sauces), and Halloween cookie cutters. Look for bats, cats, ghosts, pumpkins, or any other seasonal shape. Serve with a pot of tasty dip, like salsa or guacamole.
Imagine your child’s smile when they see these cheese monsters from Danya Banya staring up at them from their lunchbox. One of the easiest Halloween-themed lunch ideas, you just need a sharp knife, some stick-on eyes, and a little imagination. Candy eyes are perfect if you’re worried your little one might mistakenly eat stick-on eyes. Serve as a snack or with crackers and ham for a more filling lunch.
Any kid who loves the gory side of Halloween is sure to relish finger pizza slices. Cute Food for Kids has a step-by-step guide on how to easily craft these finger foods, though you could save time by cooking a store-bought cheese pizza instead of making it yourself by scratch. If your child doesn’t like red pepper, you could always swap the “nail” for ham or pepperoni cut to shape.
Apple Peanut Butter Teeth
With top tips on how to prevent browning when making these apple-based treats ahead of time, Mom Foodie has a great Halloween recipe: apple peanut butter teeth. Entice your kid to eat healthy fruit, with a thick slice of apple sandwiched together with peanut butter, complete with marshmallow teeth. Alternatively, add even more fruity goodness with blueberries or small grapes for colored “teeth”.
We love this Halloween recipe for a monster wrap from Woman’s Day because it looks cool and requires minimal effort. Plus, you can use your child’s favorite wrap fillings and customize the topping ingredients with a variety of vegetables, pickles, cheese, ham, nuts, or seaweed to taste.