Why is it that we harp on our kids 364 days of the year to “eat healthy”, “make smart choices”, “eat your veggies!”…and then, bam, Halloween hits us and we make sure there are bowls of sugary treats in every room of the house, we dress the kids up to go to other people’s homes to beg for treats, and then we let them EAT as much candy as they can possibly stuff into their mouths before we notice?
Well, not this Halloween…I am putting my healthy foot down on this household. Here’s my plan to start the day off right. I’ll let you know how it worked out in the next newsletter!
Orange Jack-o-lanterns filled with yogourt and/or fresh fruit
YOU WILL NEED:
1/2 cup seedless grapes
8 dried cranberries
1 cup yogourt (optional)
A non-toxic black marker
4 green pipe-cleaners
1. Cut the top off of an orange, hollow it out and use a non-toxic marker to add a face to the front of it.
2. Stick a toothpick in the top and twirl a pipe-cleaner around it to look like a pumpkin vine.
3. Stuff the orange with yogourt or a mixture of fresh fruit or both.
4. Take a few extra minutes to peel a couple of grapes for the “gross” eye-ball effect. Place the peeled grapes on top of the mixture – add a dried cranberry to the grape by making a small slice in the grape and placing the dried cranberry in it!
A healthy start to your Halloween!
Serves 4 people.
Compliments of Parent Guide Inc.