If you're a last-minute mumma (aka busy) and you need simple Halloween ideas for your kids, you're going to love this one.

I'm sharing with you 7 simple (and healthy) Halloween ideas, perfect for lunchboxes, snacks and events this Halloween. As we all know, this year might look a little different, so I hope these ideas show you that you can still incorporate fun Halloween ideas no matter the circumstances.

Before I share these 7 simple Halloween ideas, if you're feeling stressed about navigating Halloween candy I encourage you to check out this post!

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Mandarin Halloween Face

You need:

  • Sharpie/permanent marker
  • Mandarins/oranges


  1. This works best with fruit at room temperature. Wipe any condensation from the surface of the mandarin/orange. With a marker, draw triangles for eyes and a spooky mouth.

This one is perfect for lunchboxes!


 Mandarin/Orange carved lanterns with fruit salad

 You need:

  • Mandarin/Orange
  • Sharp knife (adult task)
  • Dessert spoon
  • Fruit of choice, chopped


  1. Wipe any condensation from the surface of the mandarin/orange. If necessary, trace the face you wish to carve onto the surface of the mandarin/orange with a marker.
  2. Using a sharp knife, carefully carve the face and remove the peel. Using a dessert spoon, scoop around the edges of the mandarin/orange to remove the fruit from the peel. Carefully scoop out the fruit (save this for smoothies or juices or other recipes).
  3. Fill carved lanterns with fruit salad and serve.


Mummy Sandwiches

You need:

  • Bread of choice, sliced into squares
  • Cheese/dairy free cheese of choice, sliced into squares
  • Cucumber, sliced into rounds. Remove skin if needed.
  • Cereal O's or candy eyes
  • Butter/dairy free spread of choice
  • Skewers


  • Layer squares of bread, cheese, cucumber onto skewers and repeat until most of the skewer is covered. To add eyes, spread a thin layer of butter/dairy free butter or spread of choice onto the bread and press eyes into the spread.


Halloween shaped chips

You need:

  • Tortilla wraps of choice
  • Halloween cookie cutters
  • Sandwich press/oven


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius or heat a sandwich press.
  2. Using cookie cutters, press out shapes from tortilla wraps.
  3. Place tortilla shapes onto a baking tray or carefully lay on sandwich press hotplate. Bake until crispy (around 8 minutes in oven or 5 minutes on sandwich press). Watch closely as tortilla chips can burn quickly.
  4. Serve with dips of choice.


Mummy pizzas

You need:

  • Wrap/pita bases/bread/pizza base as the base
  • Sugar free tomato sauce or tomato paste
  • Cheese of choice (mozzarella works well) or thin strips of tortilla wrap as a dairy free alternative
  • Kalamata olives (pitted) for the eyes


  1. Heat oven to 180 degrees celsius or prepare a sandwich press.
  2. Using a cup, small bowl or similar, trace/press circles from wrap/pita/bread/pizza base to form the base of the pizza.
  3. Spread around 1 tsp of tomato sauce/paste onto the base.
  4. Slice cheese into thin strips or using thin strips of tortilla wrap and lay across the bases, criss-crossing to appear as though the bases have been wrapped.
  5. Slice the kalamata olives to form circles for the eyes and place around 1/4 of the way down the base, under some cheese/wrap. 
  6. Bake for around 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Spooky fruit salad

You need:

  • Fruit of choice (we used pear, melon and mango)
  • Halloween cookie cutters


  1. Slice fruit into 1cm slices. Press fruit shapes using cookie cutters.


Spooky green pancakes

You need:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 handful baby spinach, washed
  • 4 heaped tbsp buckwheat flour (or alternative flour)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used oat milk)
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 1/2 medium zucchini
  • Cereal 0's (or candy eyes) for the eyes
  • Blender


  1. Add eggs, spinach, milk of choice, banana and zucchini to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of your blender depending on the blender you use.
  2. Stir through the flour and baking powder until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Heat a fry pan (use oil if required - I use a non-stick pan) or sandwich press. Pour 1-2 tbsp of mixture to form circles, add cereal O's or candy eyes and cook over low heat until bubbles form (around 3-5 mins). If cooking in a pan, flip and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. If cooking on a sandwich press, close the sandwich press after 2-3 minutes to minimise flat pancakes forming.
  4. Repeat until all batter is used. These pancakes store for 2-3 days in the fridge and are freezer friendly too!


I hope you enjoy these simple and healthy Halloween ideas! If you try these please tag me on Instagram @her.nourished or @hernourishedkids as I love seeing and re-sharing your creations.


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