Making Monsters with 34 Degrees Whole Grain Crisps


Halloween used to make me cringe. Now I think it is my favorite time of year to introduce new veggies and flavors to my kids. Anything green can become zombie related. Purple cabbage, sungold tomatoes, curly kale – they all become my allies. I can quickly turn them into something spooky or give it a lame clever name. My kids love any novelty at the table and they experiment with new veggies with fervor. Except for my four-year-old. He’s not quite up to “fervor” status with new veggies. But these little games where he can play with new veggies is great exposure.

Assembling the cyclops!

Here are some super fun (and easy) monster creations you can make on 34 Degrees Whole Grain Crisps. You can find these crackers in the deli section or cracker aisle. (FYI: I live in the middle of nowhere and I found them!)


Zombie Salami

  • Nitrate-Free Salami, use a round cookie cutter to trim
  • Pearl Mozzarella, cut in half
  • Celery Leaves, trim small pieces for crazy hair
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes or Sun-Dried Tomato Spread, small pieces for the pupils

Cyclops Eyeball

  • Leafy Greens, use a round cookie cutter to trim
  • Campari Tomato, sliced
  • Pearl Mozzarella

Vampire Fangs

  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Jonathan Apple, thinly sliced
  • Dried Cranberries

Green Goblin

  • Guacamole
  • Snap Pea, cut in half
  • Cherry or Sungold Tomato, cut in half

Enjoy assembling your monsters!

Psssssssssst. Need more fun Halloween ideas that aren’t junky? Follow my Healthy Halloween Pinterest board.

Check out these other ideas to play with your food this week:

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