Ready to add a healthy and playful twist to your Halloween celebrations? Get ready for a spooktacular treat that’s not only visually delightful but also a nutritious choice for kids ā€“ Jack-o’-Lantern Bell Peppers!

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Why Jack-o’-Lantern Bell Peppers for Halloween?

  • Healthy Halloween: Halloween is often synonymous with sweets, but these Jack-o’-Lantern Bell Peppers are a great way to balance the sugary treats with some wholesome goodness.
  • Creative and Engaging: This activity is not only delicious but also an excellent opportunity to involve kids in the kitchen. They can help carve the bell peppers and even fill them with their favorite fillings.
  • Eye-Catching Presentation: These bell peppers are a fantastic addition to any Halloween party spread. They’ll be the talk of the town with their cute and spooky faces.
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How to Make Jack-O’-Lantern Bell Peppers:

Ingredients:

  • Bell peppers (orange, yellow, or red work best)
  • A sharp knife or carving tool
  • A cutting board
  • Your choice of filling (e.g., dip, hummus, delicious salad or more veggies)
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Instructions:

1. Choose Your Peppers: Select firm and healthy bell peppers. The orange ones resemble traditional pumpkins, but feel free to use yellow or red ones for a twist.

2. Carve the Faces: Carefully slice off the top of each bell pepper. These will be the “lids.” Now, let your creativity shine by carving spooky or silly faces into the front of each pepper. Triangle eyes, a crooked smile, and a pointy nose are classic choices.

3. Remove Seeds and Membranes: Gently reach inside the peppers to remove any seeds and membranes. Rinse them under cool water to clean out any remaining seeds.

4. Fill ‘Em Up: Fill the carved bell peppers with your choice of filling. Hummus, guacamole, more veggies, or even a fresh salad make great options.

5. Replace the Lids: Place the “lids” back on top of the filled peppers.

6. Serve and Enjoy: Arrange your Jack-o’-Lantern Bell Peppers on a platter and watch the smiles light up as your little ones discover the delightful surprise inside! You can fill your peppers with anything you like or even with more veggies and add healthy dips on the side like Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Guacamole or this homemade Ranch Dip!

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More Healthy Halloween Recipes

Jack-O’-Lantern Bell Peppers are a brilliant way to infuse some health and creativity into your Halloween celebrations. They’re a treat for the eyes and the taste buds, making them a win-win for both kids and adults. So, get carving, fill those peppers, and let the Halloween festivities begin with a nutritious and playful twist!

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Jack-o’-Lantern Bell Peppers

Add a healthy and playful twist to your Halloween celebrations! Not only are Jack-o'-Lantern Bell Peppers visually delightful, but they're also a nutritious choice for kids!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • bell peppers (orange, yellow or red)
  • filling of choice (hummus, guacamole, more veggies or a salad will work!)

Instructions 

  • Carefully slice off the top of each bell pepper or carve out a small opening. These will be the “lids.”
  • Carving spooky or silly faces into the front of each pepper. Triangle eyes, a crooked smile, and a pointy nose are classic choices.
  • Gently reach inside the peppers to remove any seeds and membranes. Rinse them under cool water to clean out any remaining seeds.
  • Fill the carved bell peppers with your choice of filling. Hummus, guacamole, more veggies, or even a fresh salad make great options.
  • Place the “lids” back on top of the filled peppers.
  • Arrange your Jack-o’-Lantern Bell Peppers on a platter and watch the smiles light up as your little ones discover the delightful surprise inside!

Notes

Choosing Pepper: Select firm and healthy bell peppers. The orange ones resemble traditional pumpkins, but feel free to use yellow or red ones for a twist.
Nutrition is for peppers only as the rest will depend on your choice of filling.

Nutrition

Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3726IU | Vitamin C: 152mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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