Halloween is just around the corner! When it comes to festive and adorably prepared holiday foods, baked goods and sweets tend to take center stage.
Since we keep our consumption of those treats relatively minimal, we wanted to share some inspiration for adding a Halloween touch to foods with a little less sugar and processed flour!
Continue reading below for ideas to add some spooky to your mealtime.
Mummy and Spider Webs
The mummy and spider dishes are simply our favorite 7-layer Mexican dip with its layers rearranged. We mixed the shredded cheese and olives into the cream cheese, and the salsa into the beans. We placed the beans as the top layer for a dark backdrop.
For the eyes, we cut the end of a red onion off, removed the outer layer and then sliced two 1/4″ thick slices off the end. We took the second most inner circles of the onion slices and placed those on the beans for the whites of the mummy’s eyes. The pupils are made from a whole olive cut in half.
Then, we put a pastry tip like the middle one in this set into the corner of a Ziploc bag with the end cut off and piped flat ribbons of room temperature sour cream across to create a mummy look.
We placed room temperature sour cream into a Ziploc bag, cut a small part of the corner off and then piped small circles within one another (like a bullseye). We did four sets of bullseyes in various sizes. Then, we dragged a toothpick from the inner circle past the outer circle to make the lines of the webs.
For the spiders, we placed whole Kalamata olives on each web and piped little eyes with the sour cream. We cut thin little legs out of more olives.
Hair: Chopped olives
Forehead ridge / eyebrow and stitches: Long slices of a dark jalapeño
Eyes: Second most inner circles of two 1/4″ slices of red onion with half a Kalamata olive for the pupil
Smile: Small section of an end slice of red onion, flipped to the side where the red “skin” shows more
These are simply peeled clementines or mandarins, with a small piece of green onion (scallion) for the stem! Cute and easy!
More Decorating Ideas
We had a lot of fun finding creative and edible ways to make some spooky dishes! Now it’s your turn! You could turn it into a fun challenge to do with your family, significant others, or friends, or as a creative outlet to do on your own.
Here are some more foods you could use to help create your masterpieces:
- Cippolini onions
- Red or white onions
- Pimento olives
- Pickles or gherkins
- Colorful bell peppers
- Apple peels
- Sprigs of parsley, cilantro or mint
- Curly kale
- Green onions or chives
- Shredded carrots
- Corn kernels
- Grapes and berries
We’d love to see your creative creations! Send them to us by email or tag us on social media (@goliveabundance)!
Active-ists for your health,
Irene & Brianna