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5 Halloween Treats that Won't Pack on the Pounds

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Hideous Veggies, Dips and Molds

These fingers could scare boring chocolate away for good.
These fingers could scare boring chocolate away for good.
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Hiding good-for-you foods in your kid's meal has become downright trendy, but for Halloween, you can keep those healthy options in plain sight.

  • Jiggle gelatin swamp - Green Jell-O with Gummi fish and snakes floating in its depths looks swampy and appropriately horrid. Add some parsley leaves for realism, and don't forget to serve your swamp in a clear glass bowl.
  • Corpse fingers - String cheese cut to finger length and marked with crescents for knuckles make a nutritious but fat-conscious snack that isn't a veggie but works very well on a veggie tray. Press a blanched almond into one slightly hollowed out end for the fingernail, and your corpse finger will look ghoulishly realistic.
  • Skeleton veggie tray - If you know your anatomy, serve vegetable treats formed into the shape of a skeleton, cat, bat or other iconic Halloween favorite. Some likely anatomical features: green beans for ribs, celery sticks for leg bones, zucchini slices for the spine and radishes for knee and elbow joints. For a realistic face, use a round bowl of dip to which you've added olives for eyes and a sliced pepper mouth.
  • Spider dip - Make a big bowl of your child's favorite dip and fixings, and serve it up in a black dish garnished with eight black licorice sticks slightly bent and positioned like spider legs. Add two olive slices or raisins for eyes.

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