Serve this salad for Halloween lunch before the kids go Trick or Treating. Ask your children to help you make this salad and share this fun Halloween story with them. Use your imagination to enhance the story.
This Spooky Halloween Salad Recipe is made by adding a scoop of cottage cheese on top of a bed of greens, mixed with a few raw vegetables. This nutritious lunch will give your little trick or treaters the energy they need to participate in the holiday festivities.
Here is a little story that you can tell while making your salad.
Start with a Layer of Greens
Once upon a time there was a Kingdom of lush green leaves that covered the land. They were magical salad greens. When the children ate the greens they were transformed into unusual characters. Some became Superheroes such as Spider Man, Super Man, Bat Man and Wonder Woman. Others became a Princess, Elsa or the Lil Mermaid. A few became Ghosts and Scary Witches.
The children had fun becoming someone else for the day.
Add a Scoop of Cottage Cheese
Scary figures began to appear in the neighborhood. There were ghosts, goblins, Jack-o-Lanterns and Witches hanging out in people’s yards. Everywhere you looked you saw evidence that something special was about to happen.
At first the ghosts didn’t have any eyes or mouths and they were bumping into everything scaring the little children.
Make a Ghost Face
Add some carrot chips to your ghost so that they can see. Now add a big smile to make them friendly. Just for fun add an olive for the nose.
Ghosts are not scary when they are wearing a big smile.
Sprinkle a Layer of Fall Colors
Sprinkle some color on your salad. Add some red & yellow pepper with bits of red cabbage. Red peppers add a sweet flavor to the salad.
Sprinkle on Some Snow
Soon the snow will be falling and covering the ground. Add some snowflakes to your salad. Cheese graters are sharp so be careful and safe.
Enjoy Your Salad before Your Treats
Now that you have your lunch ready to eat, enjoy the colors and the flavors. Eating this salad will give you plenty of energy to visit the neighbors. As you go Trick or Treating notice the magical world around you. Do you see the ghosts and goblins? Have the leaves on the trees turned colors? And most of all, can you find any squirrels hiding their nuts before winter comes?
Don’t forget to share your Halloween Treats with those you love.
- Romaine Lettuce or Other Greens
- Cottage Cheese
- Red Cabbage
- Red & Yellow Pepper
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Optional Nuts
- Optional Olives
- Favorite Dressing
This salad is low in calories and high in nutrients.The perfect treat for little ones.