Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Skeleton Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch Dressing 

Halloween is quickly approaching. Some will celebrate with parties, get-togethers, scary movies, and beggar’s night, while others may skip the celebrations all together. However, regardless of your stance on Halloween, you can still make the most of this day with a Skeleton Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch Dressing! It’s a fun dish to bring to your next homeschool gathering or enjoying right at home with the family. 

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

I try to add as much fun to Halloween as possible. As homeschoolers, my kids aren’t privy to public school parties, so we get creative at home. Besides, with all the junk food in the house during Halloween, it’s nice to focus on a healthy alternative. 

Before I share more, don’t miss these Halloween recipes:

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Skeleton Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch Dressing 

As most of you know, I have to look for allergy friendly products and create allergy friendly recipes because of a soy allergy in the family. For those of you who have a loved one with a soy allergy, you can rest easy knowing your loved one is safe. 

 

Vegetables are necessary for not only children, but also adults. Unfortunately, kids (and some adults) don’t enjoy vegetables. And who can blame them? We often give our children vegetables right out of the bag and expect them to consume it. Sometimes kids just need to have veggies presented to them in a fun way. Kids are more likely to eat veggies and keep eating them without you hounding them. 

 

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

When I was a kid, I was never the first one to volunteer to eat veggies. As I got older, I was more likely to eat veggies just because they sounded more appealing. I don’t know about you, but the more I expose my kids to new types of veggies, the more likely they are to eat them. 

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As a homeschooling family, it’s easy to just grab whatever is in the fridge. I have to be intentional about making sure I’m not complacent with my family’s nutrition. This Skeleton Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch Dressing is the PERFECT way to get your kids excited about veggies. As an added bonus, you can also throw in a little homeschool lesson thanks to this Printable for Human Anatomy. 

 

Will I Use All of the Veggies?

It’s important to note that you will only use a few slices. You can put the leftover veggies on another plate. Add the Homemade Ranch to a bowl and then you can let them dip at their leisure. 

 

In essence, you will use all the veggies! Don’t let anything go to waste because it can all be used. Whether you have a larger or smaller family, find a way to use up all your ingredients. It will also help to save money. 

 

 

What if My Skeleton Isn’t Perfect?

I can tell you that no skeleton is going to be perfect. Even if it doesn’t look exactly like the picture, you can still have fun with it. Don’t focus on it being perfect, but focus on having fun with your kiddos. 

 

I’m not the most artistic person, but these kind of DIY veggie platters still bring me a lot of joy. Even if your skeleton isn’t perfect, you’re still going to have a great time making the Skeleton Veggie Tray. 

 

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How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing That is Soy and Mayo Free

If someone is allergic to soy in your family, you can’t just run to the store and buy any jar off the shelf. I LOVE this recipe because it calls for my Homemade Ranch Dressing that is soy and mayo free. Whether you enjoy this Homemade Ranch Dressing to put on your favorite salad or you make it for this Skeleton Veggie Tray, it’s a perfect addition. 

 

The most exciting part of this ranch recipe is that it uses Greek Yogurt. If you know anything about Greek yogurt, you know that it is packed full of nutrition. 

 

 

Are Skeletons Scary to Little Kids?

It’s actually quite adorable. If you have a wide range of ages of children in your home, you can rest assured that this is a great little snack and activity. Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween, it is a perfect addition to an anatomy lesson!

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Skeleton Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Serves – 6 to 8 

Ingredients

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

 

  • 1 cup of Homemade Ranch Dressing, if you do not make the homemade ranch above, I highly suggest you use Sir Kensington ranch.
  • 1 head of Broccoli, separated into florets
  • 1 head of Cauliflower, separated into florets
  • 1 celery heart, separated into ribs and then cut into long pieces
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 dry pint of Cherry Tomato
  • 1 Baby Carrot, cut into tiny match sticks
  • 1 Zucchini or Cucumber, sliced
  • Few sliced of Black Olives
  • Few Parsley sprigs 

 

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Instructions

The Face

Place the ranch dressing in a small but fancy bowl. Make eyes and nose with sliced olives and the smile with a slice of bell pepper. You can add some hairs with parsley sprigs.

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

 

Spine, Ribs and Hip

To make the spine, arrange cauliflower florets in a row under the ‘head’. Place orange, green and yellow pepper slices on either side of the cauliflower for ribs.

 

Arrange broccoli florets at the bottom of the spine to create the hips.

Arms and Legs

Place celery pieces on each side for arms. Put a cherry tomato at the end of ‘arms’ for elbow. This is the start of the skeleton and it’s going to be adorable. 

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Place another celery pieces below the cherry tomato to make hands. Aren’t skeleton hands adorable?

 

Place the zucchini or cucumber slices for palms and the tiny carrot matchsticks for fingers. Ah! A skeleton can’t get anymore cute than this. 

 

Now place another celery piece on both sides, below the broccoli hips to make the upper legs. Broccoli for hips? This is so fun! 

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Place a cherry tomato at the end for knees. Your kids are going to love helping with this party. 

 

Again place another celery piece below the cherry tomato to make the legs.

 

Place thinly sliced cauliflower florets to make the feet. I think this is the cutest part of the whole skeleton. 

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

 

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At the end of making this Skeleton Veggie Tray, your kids learn all about anatomy and have a yummy treat. I love the fact that this is a healthy snack the whole family can enjoy, but you can also learn something along the way. Not to mention, it also makes a fun Halloween treat that’s on the healthy side. 

 

Don’t Forget To Print Out The Recipe For Later!

 

Yield: 6 Servings

SKELETON VEGETABLE TRAY WITH HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

Skeleton Veggie Tray With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Halloween is quickly approaching. Some will celebrate with parties, get-togethers, scary movies, and beggar’s night. Halloween is right around the corner. You can still make the most of Halloween, even if you don’t celebrate! Celebrate this special holiday with a Skeleton Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch Dressing! Perfect for your next homeschool gathering or for just enjoying right at home with the fam. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Homemade Ranch Dressing
  • 1 head of Broccoli, separated into florets
  • 1 head of Cauliflower, separated into florets
  • 1 celery heart, separated into ribs and then cut into long pieces
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 dry pint of Cherry Tomato
  • 1 Baby Carrot, cut into tiny matchsticks
  • 1 Zucchini or Cucumber, sliced
  • Few sliced of Black Olives
  • Few Parsley sprigs

Instructions

    THE FACE

    Place the ranch dressing in a small but fancy bowl. Make eyes and nose with sliced olives and the smile with a slice of bell pepper. You can add some hairs with parsley sprigs.

    SPINE, RIBS AND HIP

    To make the spine, arrange cauliflower florets in a row under the ‘head’. Place orange, green and yellow pepper slices on either side of the cauliflower for ribs.

    Arrange broccoli florets at the bottom of the spine to make the hips.

    ARMS AND LEGS

    Place celery pieces on each side for arms. Put a cherry tomato at the end of ‘arms’ for elbow. This is the start of the skeleton and it’s going to be adorable. 

    Place another celery pieces below the cherry tomato to make hands. Aren’t skeleton hands adorable?

    Place the zucchini or cucumber slices for palms and the tiny carrot matchsticks for fingers. Ah! A skeleton can’t get anymore cute than this. 

    Now place another celery piece on both sides, below the broccoli hips to make the upper legs. Broccoli for hips? This is so fun! 

    Place a cherry tomato at the end for knees. Your kids are going to love helping with this party. 

    Again place another celery piece below the cherry tomato to make the legs. 

    Place a thinly sliced cauliflower florets to make the feet. I think this is the cutest part of the whole skeleton. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g

 

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