7 Easy Kids Recipes Pumpkin and Halloween Fun
There are so many kid’s recipes for pumpkin and Halloween snacks. I have created some of my favorite healthy fall snacks for kids and a few unhealthy ones. They are simple, kid-friendly pumpkin recipes with fall flavors and fun!
I don’t always follow the directions; I use what I have, avoid migraine-trigger ingredients, and go from there. It has become part of my family’s lives. My children love to measure, get out ingredients, mix, taste, and see the results of their hard work. And I love all the math, science, reading, social, fine motor, and cultural lessons it provides. Although cooking deliciousness is my goal, the process sometimes seems so much! It’s a commitment to shop, prep, cook, and clean up. Often it takes way longer than I’d like and uses way more spoons than I have which is frustrating.
Pumpkin Recipes for Kids
It isn’t always possible to cook every day without having a migraine attack and living a busy life. I thought I’d start simple. I’m explaining 7 simple kid-friendly pumpkin and Halloween snacks for you to share and make. So whether I post on Monday or Friday, you can make it when it fits your schedule. It’s meant to inspire; try it if you have an OK day! If you don’t, try another day again.
Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Recipes
If you like the recipe, please make it and share it with me. I’d love to see your results and adaptions. Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and comment on the post to inspire others. Check out my Pinterest board for Halloween and other pumpkin ideas.
I do not follow a strict diet. I avoid trigger foods but have not cut groups out of my life (I am not gluten-free, but Gf pumpkin muffins are a bonus!). When finding recipes, I look for clean, natural ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense. I am not a nutritionist, and I fully admit I overeat sugar. Sharing recipes that make me feel better and taste good feels good. If you have one you’d like me to try, please email me at email@example.com. I’m more about being fun and kid-friendly than anything else.
Pumpkin Protein Muffins
This month I’m focusing on the pumpkin. Everyone loves pumpkin in the Fall and the benefits of it are great!
Here’s the recipe I followed to make Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins
We ate these for breakfast, in lunches, and as an after-school snack. Easy and great for grab-and-go.
Pumpkin Protein Shake
Today was a quick and easy pumpkin protein shake! I have to say….it was great, but I’m not a pumpkin-everything type of girl. A festive drink or snack is enough for me. The shake I ended up making turned out pretty thick. It was satisfying, healthy, and a great afternoon to pick me up. It tasted like pumpkin pie and was filling. Pumpkin recipes for kids are my favorite.
I don’t have the measurements for this one since I just made it up from what I had. I am usually a throw-dash-of-this-and-that cook, so feel free to experiment with what you have.
Cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg (any of your favorite fall spices)
Blend until smooth. I added a little extra water once I blended it because it was too thick
Kids’ Halloween-Themed Snacks
As a mom and preschool teacher, I have been engrossed in Halloween-themed snacks and fun! With all this fun came pumpkin recipes for kids, snacks, candy, and lots of food! With all the candy around, I found a few ways to fit in Halloween-themed snacks that were healthy and slightly unhealthy but fun.
- A broomstick with pencil stick and pretzel sweeper
This one is a cute Halloween treat that I use in class goodie bags. It’s simple and gives a small snack without being sweet and sugary.
- Rice cake jack-o-lantern with cream cheese, raisins, and pretzel rod
I love this snack because it gives the challenge of spreading the cream cheese. Spreading is a great motor skills activity and they are so proud of their creation before they eat it!
- Mummy hot dog in a crescent roll with mustard eyes
This one is not so healthy but is always a kid’s favorite. It’s quick and easy.
- Spider pb&j with 8 pretzel legs
This one can be altered in so many ways. Butters and jellies can be mixed and matched along with bread to best suit diets and tastes.
- Veggie tray jack-o-lantern
This is a cute way to transform everyday carrots and dip them into a fun Halloween-themed snack.
- Orange pumpkins
A little piece of fruit and a boost of vitamin C is always helpful in the fall!
Tip: kids’ recipes with pumpkin don’t always have to be pumpkin flavored 🙂
- Apple, peanut butter, and marshmallow Dracula teeth
The fun part is trying to get it into your mouth! This themed snack is so cute and really messy. Sometimes it’s fun to play with your food.
What are your favorite pumpkin recipes for kids?
What are your favorite kid-friendly pumpkin recipes that you can’t get enough of?
Are you a pumpkin or Halloween everything person?
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