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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


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 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.


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:

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

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:

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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