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Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.

Halloween Candy Pizza

Don’t know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.

Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.

Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.
Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.

Ah, Halloween. Such a fun and exciting holiday for the kids, but it can be difficult to navigate as a parent trying to feed the family healthy, nutritious foods. What’s a parent to do?

My philosophy is, let kids be kids. Sure, I will feed my kids as many vegetables and fruits and healthy proteins as I can at home, but when it comes to special occasions like birthday parties or Halloween, I let them enjoy it. I just follow up Halloween night with a super nutritious breakfast. ;)

The downside of Halloween is that it’s not just one night of candy – you’re stuck with tons of leftover candy and nothing to do with it! Not until now. Put that leftover candy to good use and make a semi-healthy treat the kids will love.

I say semi-healthy because we’re at least using a whole-wheat crust and yogurt in here. The candy is what makes it a special treat! You can use any candy you have in the house, but of course we’re partial to chocolate. I hope you and the kids enjoy this Halloween candy pizza!

Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.

Halloween Candy Pizza
 
Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? The kids will love a slice of this Halloween Candy Pizza as a special lunch box treat or fun dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • 1 whole-wheat or gluten-free pizza crust (homemade or prepared)
  • ⅔ cup vanilla yogurt or non-dairy alternative
  • Leftover candy of your choice, broken into smaller pieces
Instructions
  1. Prepare crust at home or according to package directions.
  2. When the crust has cooled off, pour yogurt on top; spread in an even layer on the crust.
  3. Sprinkle the pizza with candy pieces. Cut into slices and enjoy!
 

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There’s 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Snack time just got way more fun!

I love to get my kids involved in the kitchen as much as I can. From letting them stir ingredients to having them chop vegetables, I try to make the kitchen a hands-on environment.

These Chocolate Covered Apple Slices are the perfect way to get the kids involved in preparing food! They will have so much fun preparing all the toppings and dipping the apples in chocolate.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

You can use whatever toppings your kids want, but here’s what we went with:

Shredded coconut

Chopped peanuts

Chia seeds

Chopped dark chocolate

Chopped banana chips

Granola

Let us know what toppings your kids would love on these chocolate covered apple slices! Enjoy!

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)
 
Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • Toppings:
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Chopped banana chips
  • Granola
Instructions
  1. Slice the apple into wedges, removing the core and seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, add chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between.
  3. On a cutting board or a sheet of wax/parchment paper, place all the toppings separately.
  4. Dip each apple slice into the chocolate, then roll into a topping. Place onto a sheet of wax/parchment paper until the chocolate hardens. Repeat until you use all the apple slices and toppings.
 

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They’re also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

What is your kids’ favorite breakfast? Mine love scones, eggs & toast, and oatmeal, but nothing makes them happier in the mornings than a big stack of fluffy pancakes!

Usually we only get to enjoy pancakes on the weekends because they’re a bit time-consuming, but this recipe for gluten free blueberry pancakes couldn’t be simpler! They require just a handful of simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Plus, they’re gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian, so the whole family can enjoy a stack!

Our favorite pancake toppings are fresh fruit, peanut butter, and (of course!) maple syrup. What does your family like on their pancakes?

I hope you enjoy this breakfast recipe. Let us know if you get to try them!

These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.

Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes
 
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These fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes are perfect topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup! They're also vegetarian/vegan & easy to make with the kids.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10-12 4" pancakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (flax meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sugar or honey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup milk (or non-dairy substitute)
  • ¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Instructions
  1. Grease a griddle, and preheat over medium heat. (Or you can use a pan on your stovetop.)
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, flax meal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Slowly pour the liquid into the dry ingredients, stirring continuously. Mix until you get the lumps out of the batter. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. On your griddle, begin to cook the pancakes, using about ¼ cup of the batter for each one.
  5. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until they start to bubble around the edges and flip. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle, and serve. Top with blueberries and maple syrup.
Notes
Not all gluten-free all purpose flours are the same. You may need to add an extra tablespoon or two of flour to get the right texture.

If you loved these pancakes, you’ll want to check out these recipes:

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This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it’s a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Are yours kids sweet snackers or savory snackers? Do they reach for fruit and cookies, or nuts and chips? One thing that my kids definitely inherited from me is their sweet tooth – they can never turn down a piece of chocolate! But they also love their salty crackers with edamame hummus.

This easy pineapple salsa is the best of both worlds! Sweet, juicy pineapple mixed with savory vegetables and a hint of spice from chili powder – it’s a snack you’ll never get tired of eating. It’s great with chips as an afternoon snack, packed in a lunch box or as a topping for grilled chicken or tacos!

If you deal with food allergies in your house like we do, don’t worry – this pineapple salsa is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, and still SO delicious! Let us know if you try it. Enjoy!

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa
 
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This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds moved and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve with chips, tacos, fish, chicken and much more.

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1,2,3 blend! The blender does all the work in this easy blender salsa recipe.

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It’s great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.

Are your kids back to school yet? It seems to be everywhere – all the stores have notebooks and pencil colors everywhere, “back to school” clothing scales are happening, and easy recipes are what’s needed. Especially easy lunch recipes, for all of you awesome lunch-packing moms out there!

Here’s another recipe to add to your lunch recipe list – Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches! They’re healthy, filling, and perfect for kids & adults alike. I love avocado and its nutrition, so I try to add it in our diet as much as I can. These sandwiches use avocado to replace the mayo used in traditional egg salad. I’d say that’s a healthier swap!

This avocado egg salad is vegetarian, gluten-free, and grain-free. Serve it on allergy-friendly bread if needed, or even in lettuce wraps! I love to pack it with fruit and nuts for a well-balanced lunch I feel good about sending my kids with. Enjoy!

If you need more healthy lunch recipes, check out our awesome meal plans! Classic, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegetarian available.

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
 
Avocado adds lots of creaminess and nutrition to this vegetarian & gluten-free Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich! It's great for a healthy school or work lunch.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • 8 slices bread
Instructions
  1. Peel and roughly chop the hard-boiled eggs. To cook perfect hard-boiled eggs, learn how here.
  2. In a medium bowl, add avocado. Mash until completely smooth. Add yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Add eggs; stir until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add a scoop of egg salad to 4 slices of bread; top each with another slice of bread to form 4 sandwiches.
  4. Pack in an airtight container for lunch with fruit, nuts, or crackers.
 

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