This time of the year is all about pumpkins and candy, but you still need to get your kids to eat their vegetables and get their daily dose of nutrition, without them throwing a tantrum or making a fuss.

Here’s a novel way to have some fun and do all of the above without breaking the bank or breaking into a sweat.

Just scoop out a pumpkin and carve the eyes and mouth like you would to make a Jack O’Lantern for your Halloween-themed décor. Prepare some queso and some guac, both healthy dishes that are simple to make and quick to prepare.

Place the queso in a bowl that sits on the top of the pumpkin, and spread the guac to look like it’s being spewed by the pumpkin head.  Arrange some wholegrain crackers, zucchini chips or vegan nachos around the pumpkin head and serve. Prepare to watch the kids go crazy dipping into the pumpkin’s cheesy ‘brains’ and scooping up the ‘barf-y’ guac.


Hey, whatever it takes to get them to eat their veg.

Here’s a video to help you achieve this:


PS: Head to our Food section for healthy recipes and the latest food trends.
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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.