WholeKids Mummy Dogs

Around Halloween and especially the night of Trick-or-Treating, I really focus of good healthy food for my family. I know there will be candy coming and giving them real food to fill their tummies is helpful to balance it all out. I grew up making those mummy dogs with crescent roll dough and whatever hot dog was on sale. I still buy hot dogs on sale but now I really care about what is in those little doggies. Fortunately, there are a few brands out there with minimal ingredients that I can pronounce and they freeze easily. My kids love hot dogs (it’s like it is in their code to like them) and I know I wanted to give them a Whole30 based dinner. If you are vegetarian or vegan, just use your favorite plant-based hot dogs for a wonderful treat! I even had my littles help make these, which made them want to eat them even more! These are super easy to get together and they are just plain fun!

I paired the mummies with ranch roasted cauliflower “brains”, sweet potato fries, and some guac to dip. That makes it a complete meal with carbs, veggies, fat, and protein, everything you need for your fam bam to feel satisfied. These would also be amazing with my Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, super seasonal for sure. Keep it simple, the kids are going to be so excited, you need to draw them in with fun and cute food.


WholeKids Mummy Dogs

  • Sugar Free Hot Dogs or Vegan Dogs

  • Spiralized Butternut Squash

  • Avocado Oil Spray

  • Salt and Pepper

  • Mustard

- Preheat the oven to 425

- Pull a strand of Butternut Squash and start wrapping it around the hot dog, overlapping as you go down. Make sure to leave a gap for the eyes later. If the strand breaks or you need more, just tuck the ends into a couple of the wrapped strands to keep in place.

- Place mummy on a small baking sheet or in a dish. Spray with oil and season with salt and pepper.

- Bake for 13-15 minutes until the squash is cooked.

- Use a toothpick to dot a couple eyes with mustard. Serve!


This is all you need to make a super festive dinner! I used Wellshire Sugar Free Hot Dogs this night but we have also enjoyed Pederson’s Farms, Hebrew National All Natural Kosher Dogs and Applegate Organic Hot Dogs.

Start near the top and just wrap around, the last pic shows the back and how I tucked in extra pieces. Your spirals will break or will not be long enough to cover the whole dog so you need to tuck it in!

My little one loved to help too!

I went ahead and made the whole pack of hot dogs, we loved having leftovers. Here is the whole crew ready to be seasoned and baked.


Just spray and season with salt and pepper! Minimal clean up and I was able to bake these along side the sweet potato fries and cauliflower I had roasting at the same temperature in the oven!

The finishing touch was giving the mummies their mustard eyes. I used a chopstick to help but a toothpick would also work perfectly!

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