Halloween Snack Attack

Unfortunately my kids will never open their lunch boxes and find a replica of Fenway Park somehow artfully created out of a sandwich, or a teddy bear made out of fruit salad, or even a puppy made out of rice balls.  ( Sorry kids, mommy is lacking both the talent and time to create edible lunch art.)  BUT these two easy snacks are right up my alley — healthy, cute and quick!

A couple of spooky little surprises for their school snack:  pumpkin muffins and clementine “spiders”.

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Easy (healthy!) Halloween Treat Idea!

It seems like Halloween is the official kick off for “school party season”.  I’m always trying to think of party food I can bring in to my kids’ classes that’s not junk food, but also not so “healthy” that they’re embarrassed that their mom is the “apple and raisin mom”.   I made these this weekend and think they’re the perfect solution!  A quick, easy and healthy Halloween treat idea – perfect for a school party.

Just spread natural peanut butter on the end of a pretzel rod and roll in a topping.  I used raisins and mini chocolate chips, but I think unsweetened coconut and chopped nuts would also be good.  Stick a plastic “witch finger” on the end of the rod and slip the pretzel into a plastic pretzel bag.  I found these witch finger tips at Michaels craft store, but I think they sell them everywhere.

Enjoy!

witches fingers

Water your kids drinking?

Looking for some healthy drink options for your kids?  Just like with food, the best stuff is the real stuff.

water with mint sprigs and lime slices

water with mint sprigs and lime slices

But with drinks, it’s so easy for healthy choices to quickly turn into a ton of daily sugar.  We all know not to give our kids sugary sodas, energy drinks and fruit drinks, but even 100% orange juice contains a whopping 22 grams of sugar and whole milk has 11 grams.  The best drink?  Plain old water.  BUT, it doesn’t have to be “plain”! Continue reading