Google+ Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery: Halloween Fruit Monsters and Lunchbox Love #7


Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Fruit Monsters and Lunchbox Love #7

Welcome to our weekly Friday feature, Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love!  This link party is specifically for your dishes that will travel well in a lunchbox, and if they're free of some (or all) of the top eight food allergens, that's even better :)

It's almost Halloween, and I can't stop thinking about cute things to make for the holiday!  Inspired by all of the great Halloween lunch ideas out there (and especially by one of our submissions this week... you'll see!) I set my knife to a few fruits and veggies this week and suddenly our kitchen was full of food monsters, zombies and weird-looking jack-o-lanterns :)

Allergy-friendly, yet still cute, these crazy fruity guys can be made from just about anything you have in your fridge.  I used oranges, bananas, avocados and a rice cake, and finally found a use for our vintage sword cocktail picks (it's hard to see in the photo above, but most of these creatures met their end via a sharp blade to the head.... boys love that kind of thing.)  Chocolate chips come in handy for eyes and screaming mouths, and SunButter works well as glue.

Today I'm featuring two great submissions from last week's party... a lunchbox full of inspiring Halloween foods from Keeley McGuire, and a fancied-up version of roasted pumpkin seeds from The Giggling Chef.  Keeley's lunchbox features all sorts of scary creatures made from cucumbers, apples, pasta and hot dogs, and check out the googly eyes on the fork and spoon!  The Giggling Chef has taken roasted pumpkin seeds to a new level by adding rosemary and garlic, and I'll never go back to Worcestershire sauce on my seeds again :)  Click the links and stop by their blogs to get all the details.

from Keeley McGuire

from The Giggling Chef

Now on to our link party!  What did you pack for lunch this week?

Shared with Fresh Bites Friday at Real Food Whole Health and Gallery of Favorites at Premeditated Leftovers and Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now and the Halloween Linky at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo and Anything Goes, also at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo and Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence and Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal and Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters' Stuff and Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello and Seasonal Inspiration at Crumbs and Chaos and Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever After.


  1. Too cute, too cute, too cute!!! I think my husband would flip if he opened his lunch box to find any kind of face looking up at him. Ha!

  2. Thank for featuring my lunch ideas!! :)
    So many more on my blog.

    Thanks again for hosting! Love seeing all the great ideas and yumm-o recipes!

  3. Thanks for featuring my pumpkin seed recipe. Make sure to keep an eye out. I will be post four more pumpkin seed recipes before Halloween in my Yummy Pumpkin Seed Marathon. Thanks again!!

  4. I love this!! so spooky and delicious! :o)
    Please feel free to come link your lunch up to Make Yourself Monday!

    For Love of Cupcakes

  5. What a great Halloween post! I love your fruit monsters and the posts you featured are great too - especially that Halloween lunch box! Thank you for sharing them with the Gallery of Favorites.