This friendly hummus monster is adorable any time of year, but makes the perfect healthy Halloween lunch for kids. And it’s so easy to make!
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HOW TO MAKE A HUMMUS MONSTER LUNCH
Don’t you just love this cute little hummus monster? If your kids are hummus monsters (like mine!), it only makes sense to turn their favorite protein into a monster itself!
I started the hummus monster with a mini naan, because they’re just SO good and my kids will eat anything I put on them. But you could also use an English muffin half, a mini corn tortilla, or even just spread a circle of hummus on the plate if you want to go low-carb or gluten free.
When building your hummus monster, feel free to swap out whatever foods you have on hand. Maybe your monster will have cauliflower hair, raisin eyes, or slivered almond teeth.
Also, don’t be afraid to try some foods you don’t think your child will eat. Food art is a great way to get kids to try new food. Corban shocked me by eating one of the cherry tomato halves, and taking a tiny bit of an olive slice!
HUMMUS MONSTER HALLOWEEN LUNCH FOR KIDS
If you’re looking for a cute Halloween lunch for kids, you can also have your little ones each make their own monster. Just have sliced and chopped produce available for them to choose from. Because you know they won’t eat it if mom doesn’t prep it!
I decided to surprise Corban, and made this hummus monster for him while he was playing.
Corban was SO delighted, and really excited to eat it. He also ate a lot more vegetables than he usually does in one sitting!
Oh, and he even asked me to take a picture of him with it! Seems like we may have a budding blogger on our hands!
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This friendly hummus monster is adorable any time of year, but makes the perfect healthy Halloween lunch for kids. And it's so easy to make! Feel free to swap your kiddo's favorite foods. And just skip the naan to make it low carb or gluten free.
- 1 mini naan
- 2 tablespoons hummus
- 5 slices cucumber
- 2 olive slices we use kalamata so we don't have to open a can!
- 2 cherry tomatoes halved
- 3/4 cup broccoli pieces
- 4 baby carrots
- 2 wedges apple
Place the naan in the center of your plate and spread with hummus.
Use the cucumber slices topped with olive slices for eyes, and one cherry tomato half for the nose.
Pile broccoli above the eyes for the monster's hair.
Slice your baby carrots in half for pointy teeth. We made ours into a smile so it is a friendly monster.
Slice a little bit of the white edge from each piece of apple to curve them. Place above the broccoli for horns.
Finally place three slices of cucumber topped with three cherry tomato halves below the monster head for a neck frill.
Watch your kiddo devour their veggies!
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