Colby Jack O' Lanterns
This snack is fun and includes healthy whole grains. You'll need four whole wheat sandwich thins, two tablespoons of butter, and one block of Colby Jack cheese.
How to Prepare: Split four sandwich thins in half to create 8 circles, and butter one side of each thin. Lay each thin, butter-side down, on a baking sheet. Cut jack o' lantern faces on four slices, while spreading the cheese on the other four. After baking for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees, place the the jack o' lantern faces on top of the sandwiches.
Spiders On A Log
This classic treat is packed with protein. You'll need celery sticks, peanut butter and plastic spiders.
How to Prepare: Use peanut butter to fill each celery stick, then stick on the plastic spiders.
Low in calories and high in protein, children will love the design and taste as you use mozzarella cheese sticks, pretzel sticks and chives.
How to Prepare: Cut cheese sticks in half. Create a fringe pattern on the cheese with a knife or scissors on one end of the cheese. Insert a pretzel as the broomstick by into the unfringed side of the cheese, and tie a chive around the base of the pretzel.
This is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. You'll need veggie dip, baby carrots, celery sticks, sliced mushrooms, cucumbers, pea pods, pimiento olives, red bell pepper.
How to Prepare: Place the veggie dip in a small bowl at the top of a platter, then begin to build the skeleton: Use a celery stick for the neck, baby carrots for arms, mushrooms for hands, cucumbers for the spine, red pepper slices for ribs, mushrooms for hips, celery for legs, and pea pods for the feet. Use olives for eyes and a sliver of red pepper for the mouth.
Use pretzel sticks combined with white and dark chocolate for a sweet and salty snack. You'll need pretzel sticks, white and dark chocolate chips, raisins.
How to Prepare: Arrange the pretzels in a starburst pattern. Use melted white chocolate in the center to hold the sticks together. Drizzle white chocolate around the sticks to create the web. Place two raisins in the center and cover with dark chocolate to form the spider.
The Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo wishes you a safe, healthy Halloween!