Spider Pizza makes a Healthy Halloween Snack

Two pizzas decorated with tomato spiders

This spider pizza making idea makes a great healthy Halloween snack.  These mini pizzas are veggie topped and built on a whole grain base.  These pizza bites are perfect for family fun or a party serve.

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Spider Pizza makes a Healthy Halloween Snack

Grab the kids and get ready to build a veggie spider pizza on a whole grain pita for a healthy Halloween snack that’s fun, easy and delicious.

What’s Spider Pizza good for?   It’s great for all ages, making memories, lunch bites, after school snacks, playdates, easy dinners, party food, Hallowed food fun, taking better bites and teaching life skills.  One of the things I love most about spider pizza is that it’s the perfect reminder that healthy food can be totally fun food!

5 Simple ingredients to build a food memory!  

Mini whole grain pitas

Pesto sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Constellation grape tomatoes

Sliced olives

Crafting a healthy Halloween Snack!

These pizzas can easily be prepped ahead for family fun or a kid gathering.  Look how easy these are to make.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Coat a baking sheet with the nonstick cooking spray.

Spread the pesto(s), approximately 1 tablespoon, on each of the pitas. Add approximately ¼ cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Build a spider on top:

  • Select one larger grape tomato for the body of each spider and one smaller grape tomato for the head of each spider.
  • You will need 4 slices of olives for each spider. Cut three in half and place them as legs around the body; three on each side. Cut one olive slice in quarters. Place two as antennae’s.

Bake your spider pizzas for 8 – 10 minutes; until the cheese is melted and the pita toasts.

I’ve included this recipe in a printable format so that you can print it, make it and archive it for future food fun!  And, below the printable recipe I’ve added my salad stuffed cyclops so that you can add to your healthy Halloween food menu.  Salad stuffed cyclops are the perfect side dish to spider pizza.

Spider Pizza

Two pizzas decorated with tomato spiders

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • Mini whole grain pitas
  • Pesto sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Constellation grape tomatoes
  • Sliced olives
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Coat a baking sheet with the nonstick cooking spray.

Spread the pesto(s), approximately 1 tablespoon, on each of the pitas.  Add approximately ¼ cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese on each pita as well.


Build a spider on top:

Select one larger grape tomato for the body of each spider and one smaller grape tomato for the head of each spider.


You will need 4 slices of olives for each spider.  Cut three in half and place them as legs around the body; three on each side.  Cut one olive slice in quarters.  Place two as antennae’s. 

Bake your spider pizzas for 8 – 10 minutes; until the cheese is melted and the pita toasts.

Note: Some pre-made pesto’s can be thick and need to be diluted.  If
so, start with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to 1 tablespoon of pesto.  Increase the oil in half-teaspoon increments until the consistency is spreadable.






Pesto thoughts:

You can use your favorite pesto. In the photo shoot I used both a traditional pesto and a sun-dried tomato basil and cheese combo by Delallo Foods.  In fact, some pre-made pesto’s can be thick and need to be diluted. If so, start with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to 1 tablespoon of pesto. Increase the oil in half-teaspoon increments until the consistency is spreadable.

Lessons for kids making spider pizza:

Remember, even the simplest of recipes provide lessons for kids in the kitchen.  So, grab the kiddos and make this healthy Halloween snack together.  Depending on your child’s age you can chat through and focus on;

  • washing and cutting veggies (Note: a plastic knife can be used on the olives for younger children just learning how to cut.  Safety first!)
  • mixing and spreading
  • shredding cheese
  • following directions
  • oven safety
  • encouraging creativity

Looking for another healthy Halloween snack?

Check out my Salad Stuffed Cyclops!  They’re a perfect side dish to serve with your spider pizza (or alone).  And, they’re a great way to add extra veggies into the menu planning.  Combining salad stuffed cyclops and spider pizza for your dinner, lunch or party menu just expands the healthy yum fun at your table. Yay!

These cyclops are actually very easy to make.  The kids will love making them and eating them; no fork required.  

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Here is a link to Salad Stuffed Cyclops for another healthy Halloween snack.  What will you find in this link?  You will discover all of the simple ‘how-to’s’, ingredient lists and more. 

And, if you really want to create a full Halloween menu add Beetle Juice to the table for more fun yum.  Here is the link.

Beetle Juice is a soda alternative for a healthy Halloween

I think spider pizza, salad stuffed cyclops and beetle juice are the kind of recipes that make our lives easier as parents and caregivers.  They’re filled with healthy alternatives that help open the minds of the kiddos we love to the power of a recipe and provide a way to increase our veggies in a creative, straight forward way.  Who says healthy food can’t be fun?  

Cheers to Better Bites and eating a healthy Halloween snack ~ Jodie

 

17 Comments on “Spider Pizza makes a Healthy Halloween Snack”

  1. Congratulations your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will share with us again soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much for hosting us each week and I’m super thrilled you share my Spider Pizza Recipe. Can’t wait to see what everyone has to share this week. xo

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    1. Thank you for stopping by & for hosting us weekly! And, thank you = my whole family loves these….especially with basil pesto = yum, yum!

  5. Super cute and fun. The kids will love this festive snack idea. Thanks for sharing! I’m visiting today from the Embracing Home and Family link up. Have a great weekend Jodie!

    1. Hi there. THANK YOU for stopping by; we love these. I’m going to jump over and visit …hope you have a great week. xo

    1. Thank you and thank you for popping over and for hosting us!

      I hope you have a great week :)…

    1. Ha Ha yes. You can put those tomatoes and olives any way you’d like :).

      Hope you have a great week.

  6. Congratulations Jodie. I have featured this post my site, at this week’s Home Matters Party 🙂
    I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week.
    Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. THANK YOU! I’m so excited….

      I will pop over to the party :). Also, as always, thank you for providing us the opportunity to share. Look forward to joining this week. Have a great weekend…

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