Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    It's that time of the year again for ghosts and goblins to take to the streets for Halloween fun and a whole lot of candy consumption. Whether you are a Count Chockula or a ghostly gummy fanatic, Halloween is proven to have something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let's take a haunted ride through your Halloween night and talk about how to have a great time while staying as healthy as can be.

    It's 5:00 pm on Halloween evening, and the festivities are about to take off, but there is one thing to tackle before hitting the streets, and that is dinner. Healthy eating for kids is even more important on Halloween, since a hungry child will only lead to more candy noshing on the road. But include this in the celebration, and spook up your meal. Make sandwiches and use Halloween cookie cutters and serve the ghostly sandwiches with soup served out of a creepy cauldron. Soup and sandwiches aren't your thing? Let your kid chef get creative in coming up with a Halloween themed dinner that will suit your family.

  • Whole-Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins

    Whole-Wheat Banana Blueberry Muffins

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    High in fiber and fruit and low in sugar, these whole-wheat banana blueberry muffins make a great after school snack or lunchtime treat.

  • What's Your Favorite Color of M&M©?

    What's Your Favorite Color of M&M©?

    Halloween is just around the corner, and cooking with your kids and putting together Halloween treat bags is a great way to make lasting family memories. Peanuts, almonds, coconut, chocolate chips, and M&Ms© are common ingredients for a gourmet snack mix that's easy to make and fun to eat. But before you start zipping up the bags, do you know what's actually in that bag? Most of the time, you probably won't have a hard time figuring out the base ingredients, but don't forget to consider the different ingredients used to make the various candy colors.

  • Zucchini Pizza Poppers

    Zucchini Pizza Poppers

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    Fresh green zucchini, garden ripe tomatoes, and a pizza flavored twist make this healthy appetizer delicioso!

  • Healthy Chicken Peanut Satay

    Healthy Chicken Peanut Satay

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    Your kids will love to help make (and eat) these delicious Chicken Peanut Satay skewers. We've taken this popular restaurant favorite and blended our own ingredients to make a sweet and smooth peanuty sauce that kids love. Serve with a side of steamed brown rice and mixed veggies for a healthy and nutritious family style dinner. Serve the dipping sauce in individual bowls for easy dunking. For peanut allergies, substitute the peanut butter for sun butter.

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