Trick or Treat

Just in time for Halloween this week here is a Mimi’s Bowl round up: including everything from fun food ideas, to decorations and dress up. I am so inspired by all the brilliant posts and ideas I have seen online. This year, it has also been great to see lots of healthy food ideas for kids. For me and my family it is all about balance and my daughter does have cake and ice cream from time to time. I want her to love and enjoy food and not feel deprived, I just don’t want sugar to be a weekly fixture. In today’s blog I have included a whole mix of recipes and ideas: some healthy “trick” ideas and some “treats”.

Halloween seems to have grown so much in popularity and if you have a child at nursery, or school, you have no doubt been pestered to join in. My little girl is dressing up and having a small Halloween tea at home. So if you are doing something similar here are some fun ideas to choose from.

  Image by @sienna.and.i https://www.instagram.com/sienna.and.i/?hl=en

Image by @sienna.and.i https://www.instagram.com/sienna.and.i/?hl=en

mimi’s bowl Halloween recipes

Here are some recipe ideas from the Mimi’s Bowl archive, with links ❤️

  • ghoulish-orange sweet potato mash fish pies: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpFZ1HShTUv/?taken-by=mimisbowl

  • easy cheat tortilla pies, stuffed with butternut squash and feta cheese: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNQrrlFAti/?taken-by=mimisbowl

  • spooky chocolate spiderweb pancakes: https://www.instagram.com/p/BayVZSRH6s-/?taken-by=mimisbowl

  • chocolate dipped fruit and marshmallow sticks: https://www.instagram.com/p/Baweo2gHxyW/?taken-by=mimisbowl

 

trick Halloween Food ideas

1. @kids.eat.in.colour has compiled these brilliant healthy fruit and veggie Halloween food ideas. Cheese and Berry Sticks, Clementine Pumpkins, Banana Ghosts, Carrot Pumpkins, Apple Spider & a Pepper Jack-O’-Lantern

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpAHz93AUqo/?taken-by=kids.eat.in.color

2. & 3. @healthylittlefoodies is making Zombie Toast Sticks, so simple to make these are just made from toast, with a spread of your choice, thinly sliced courgette strips and olives. You could also use thinly sliced cheese for the “bandages”. I also love her simple Green Smoothie Frankenstein Jars, topped with blueberries. For more ideas visit: https://www.instagram.com/healthylittlefoodies/?hl=en

4. @riverford is full of seasonal inspiration for Autumn, top of my list are these beautiful roasted Squashy Bottom Soup Bowls. They look amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/BolVUYNhanA/?hl=en&taken-by=riverford

 

“treat” Halloween food ideas

5. @presentandcorrect posted these beautiful drizzle cakes with ghost eyes. I think this is pretty simple to do and they look brilliant! A great one to get budding chefs involved: works for muffins too https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWoYWvnPeL/?hl=en&taken-by=presentandcorrect

6. @hol_fox created these stunning rainbow ghost biscuits. With one simple cutter, they are so effective. Just because its Halloween there is no reason not to use colour palette you love https://www.instagram.com/p/Boc05iGHlVk/?hl=en&taken-by=hol_fox

7. @hellowwonderful_co has a really inspiring feed, with loads of brilliant ideas if you haven’t visited them on Instagram. I love these adorable chocolate dipped banana animals, click link on how to make these: https://www.instagram.com/p/BohkZOfFyBg/?hl=en&taken-by=hellowonderful_co

8. Lastly, these brilliant zombie chocolate pops were posted by @netmums last year. I wanted to include them in this round up as they are again pretty simple to make/ do, but really fun https://www.instagram.com/netmums/?hl=en

 

dressing up and decorations

9. Waitrose’s bat and pumpkin glasses https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/waitrose-halloween-creepy-glasses/895445-676269-676270

10. Greenberry Kids Dinosaur baby grow, baby George has one of these and I love that he can wear it again and again, the fabric is beautiful https://www.greenberrykids.com/collections/lulu-dinosaur/products/lulu-dinosaur-jumpsuit-grey-2

11. Trotters cat t-shirt is a favourite of my daughter Mima’s ~ its not just for Halloween! https://www.trotters.co.uk/collections/halloween

12. Ocado have stocked up on some great Halloween decorations and I love these little Meri Meri cat napkins https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Meri-Meri-Cat-Paper-Napkins-Small/420809011?from=search&param=cat%20napkins

13. & 14. Meri Meri Bats and Balloon decorating kit (they are one of my go-to brands for fun table decorations) https://merimeri.com

15. Waitrose felt bags are cute and a lovely alternative to plastic https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/waitrose-halloween-furry-bags/858076-676183-676184

16. Ocado have some great dressing up ideas and these little hair clips again from Meri Meri are adorable https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Meri-Meri-Halloween-Felt-Hair-Clips/420804011?from=search&param=halloween%20felt

Miriam Cooper