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Lead By example, throw a healthy Halloween Party!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Start young in teaching your kids healthy habits. Don't sentence them to the unhealthy lifestyle you grew up with. Show them a fun way to eat healthy. Do you really want them eat all of that sugar? No, I didn't think so! Try some of these or your own creations.


Pumpkin Orange Snack

Use mandarin oranges, chopped up raisins, and a tip of a large pretzel stick. Arrange your oranges on a plate into a pumpkin shape. Chopped up raisins (to prevent choking) and shaped the pumpkin eyes and mouth




Dracula

Made with 1 red apple, a hand full of raisins, peanut butter, & 2 mini marshmallows. Cut the apple almost in half...just enough to where the seeds would not show. Make the hair with raisins and attach them with peanut butter. Cut a marshmallow in half for the eyes. Cut a couple of raisins in half to make the eyes, eye brows, and mouth. Cut the other marshmallow in half...then cut that half in another half to make the fangs. Pile on raisins for the cape and we cut out a bow tie with some of the apple skin.




Frankenstein Apple.

Use 1 green apple, a hand full of raisins, 1 mini marshmallow, and 2 square marshmallows. Cut the raisins in half on this one to make the hair. No need for peanut butter...it will stick. Cut the mini marshmallow in half for the eyes and press on with the sticky side. Cut 1 raisin in half and press on the marshmallow. Make the face details with the cut raisins. Cut the electrodes out of the square marshmallows and just set them on the sides.


Source:
kitchenfunwithmy3sons.bl
ogspot.com/2011/10/fun-fru
it-spooky-snacks.html






Scary Apple Bites

Real simple to put together:

Green and red apples
Slivered almonds

Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.





Edible Eyeballs

Real simple to make:

Carrots
Cream cheese
Pitted black olives

Simply slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive, and serve.





Eye Popping Soup

www.delish.com/recipefin
der/eye-popping-soup-recipe







Melon Brain

1 small seedless watermelon

Use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind, exposing the inner white rind.

Slice off the bottom of the melon to create a flat base that will keep it from rolling. With a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the folded surface of a brain.

Finally, carve narrow channels along the tracings with a sharp paring knife (a parent's job) to expose the pink fruit beneath the rind.

Demo to show to carve it:
familyfun.go.com/recipes
/melon-brain-688972/







Boo~Nanners! from the Raw Divas

Peeled banana, cut in half, 1 banana makes 2
Orange juice
Dried shredded coconut
Currants or raisins
Popsicle sticks

Sprinkle banana with orange juice

Roll in coconut…you may find it a little easier and neater to use a zip top bag for this step if the little ones are making these:)

Gently press in currant eyes

Place on popsicle stick (Can be frozen if the kiddies like them that way:)



Be creative make your own fruit creations, scary or not.








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DS9KIE 10/28/2011 9:31PM

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EWEINHISPASTURE 10/27/2011 10:00PM

    Such cute ideas Yvonne!

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MARCHEM 10/26/2011 10:15PM

    Cute ideas!

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AMANDA_A_725 10/26/2011 10:33AM

    Even I can make the edible eyeballs! Great ideas!

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CORKY982 10/26/2011 7:22AM

  OMG! Haha. I want to make every single one of these. They are adorable ideas!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 10/26/2011 1:02AM

    Such a great idea, thanks!

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L*I*T*A* 10/26/2011 12:03AM

    emoticon ideas.....

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/25/2011 11:57PM

    great ideas! Thanks. I'll use some of these with the grandchildren. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 10/25/2011 10:22PM

    Very cool ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/25/2011 8:40PM

    Those are cute!

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JUSTBIRDY 10/25/2011 8:08PM

    cute!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/25/2011 8:07PM

    Very creative!

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GIVEUP30 10/25/2011 7:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon super good blog

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LGAR519 10/25/2011 7:32PM

    Very cute!! emoticon

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HOWDOIHEARTTHEE 10/25/2011 7:22PM

    Spookalicious!

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WILLOW49 10/25/2011 6:13PM

    Great recipes! Thanks!

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/25/2011 5:59PM

    Oh, Wow. They are so cute!

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KNH771 10/25/2011 5:44PM

    These are great!! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KALISWALKER 10/25/2011 4:43PM

    What fun!

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FRANCIE-N-BELLA 10/25/2011 4:26PM

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KATHYJO56 10/25/2011 4:06PM

    This stuff looks great and would delight children and adults both. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 10/25/2011 3:50PM

    those apple dentures are pretty cool. I guess you could keep 'em from yellowing with lemon juice or something.

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EGRAMMY 10/25/2011 3:48PM

    emoticon This is a winner. Thank you so very much.

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