Fun, healthy option for your next Halloween party! This colorful skeleton will brighten up any buffet table – and it’s super easy, fast and cute! Start by chopping up some of your favorite veggies. The recipe below includes those I like to use, but mix it up if you like! Also a great activity for the grandkids – they will enjoy designing their own creations. Make one large skeleton to share, or have each child make their own smaller version. So much fun!
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 half cucumber
- 3 medium carrots
- 5 mushrooms
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Ranch dip or veggie dip
- Start with the vegetables. Clean out the inside of a red bell pepper, then cut slices the full length of the pepper, then in half. Cut the cucumber into rounds. Slice the carrots into snack sized sticks. Slice the mushrooms into fairly thin pieces.
- Place a bowl of your favorite dressing or veggie dip at the top of the tray for the head. Add broccoli florets at the top of the bowl for “hair.” (Do skeletons have hair? Probably not, but looks cute on this guy) Use small pieces of broccoli for eyes.
- Stack cucumber slices in a vertical column in the center of the tray, then add the bell pepper ribs off each side of the spinal column. Next add the sliced mushrooms as the pelvis, under the spine and the ribs.
- Add carrot sticks for the arms and legs. Use broccoli florets as elbow and knee joints, and feet and hands.
- Serve and enjoy your healthy Halloween veggie skeleton!
Substitute if you like:
Olives or grape tomatoes for the eyes
Lettuce leaf for hair
Celery sticks or more sliced peppers for arms and legs
Cauliflower for elbow or knee joint and feet and hands
Zucchini for the spine (any round shaped vegetable will work)
Hummus for the dip
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Try our owl vegetable tray too!