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Halloween Menu

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The big days is finally here, Halloween! Make sure you celebrate right, each meal is an opportunity to make spook-tacular creations for your little ghouls.

Click here to see the menu on the Puerto del Carmen.

Lunch

Spider Sandwiches

Put a nut butter between two circles of bread. Carrot slivers or pretzel sticks make great legs!

Ater School Snack

Apple Teeth

These apple teeth make fruit cool. For apricot spiders click here. For more fun fruit check out this other Green Halloween recipe page.

Dinner

Ghost Pizza

Use your favorite pizza recipe to make a big ghost, or little ghost pizzas. A good way to fill up before a long night of trick-or-treating. It will also prevent a candy-binge later on in the night.

Dessert

Black Cat Dippers

A sweet finish to a spooky day. It will put a little spring in their step for going door-to-door, Get the recipe for these sweet cookies and dip here. You can also make ghost shapes

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Freaky Fruit

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Who says Halloween is all about the candy? We at Green Halloween want to share a little of nature’s candy with you. This is a fun way to introduce vitamin packed fruits into your child’s diet.

Frankenkiwi

Use a vegetable peeler to take off this skin, leave a little for the little guy’s hair. Dig out seeds for the mouth, eyes, and head bolts. An oval cutter gives the eyes some depth. What a monster!

Screaming Bananas & Clementine Pumpkins

These treats are super simple!

Ghosts – Simply peel the bananas and slice in half. Add a chocolate chip (point down) into the banana as a mouth. Break off chocolate tips to use as the eyes. Or, melt chocolate and drizzle on the facial features.

Pumpkins – Peel the clementines then add a celery stalk as the stem.

Ghost Berries

Cover the srawberries with your favorite natural yogurt brand. Plain with a dash of honey or a vanilla flavor will complement the berries. Drizzle chocolate eyes and enjoy!

These ideas come from Little Inspiration and Tinkerbean

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive! The truth is it can actually save you money!

Here are 7 ideas to eat healthy while sticking to your budget:

1. Make A Plan! Come up with some meal ideas for the week. Make a shopping list based on those meals and then stick to the list! If you don’t buy junk food and bring it into the house it will be easier to make healthy choices when it’s time to eat!

2. Shop around the perimeter of the store! This is where you’ll find all your important basics (fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and breads) the middle aisles are where they keep the “convenient” processed food products that aren’t necessarily healthy and can wreck your budget if you’re not careful.

3. Make meatless meals at least once day a week. On those days you can easily get your protein from beans, nuts,veggies, seeds and grains.

4. Eat A Rainbow! Focus on buying and serving a rainbow of produce. Whether fresh or frozen, including colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet is a great healthy habit for the whole family!

5. Coupons! Watch for fliers and cut out coupons from your favorite grocery store…every penny you save makes a difference!

6. Shop on a Full Stomach! If you are hungry while you are shopping you are far more likely to buy more food so make sure you go on a full stomach.

7. Cook!! This has been the number one way we have reduced our monthly food bill. It is worth it to make the time to plan and prepare home cooked meals as often as you can, it is also healthier because you are in charge of the ingredients and you don’t have to worry about any unnecessary chemicals and preservatives and it’s better for the environment because you are preparing food that didn’t need to be packaged and shipped. So it’s a win win situation.  Besides the best way for your kids to learn the importance of healthy food choices is by your example so get the family together in the kitchen and have some fun!

Happy Healthy Eating,
Kia

Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Kia is passionate about creating tools that help parents raise healthy kids!

Juicing – A great way to get a lot of colors in your diet!

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Our family watched a documentary last year that really inspired us to want to try juicing, that documentary by Joe Cross, is called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  So we started saving up to buy a juicer and this January it arrived and with it a whole new world of juicing!  Our daughter wasn’t too thrilled with our first attempts but we kept trying new combinations and added more sweet produce like beets, carrots and apples and now she can’t get enough of our juice.  We also make them into popsicles which she loves.

This was my breakfast this morning…mmmm it was delicious and quite filling! As much as we strive to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables there’s no way I’d eat this many in one meal!

This particular combo had apples, carrots, beats, kale, celery, cucumber, baby spinach and red lettuce.

We’re really excited for all the new combinations that we can try this summer when we are once again surrounded by a bountiful supply of fresh produce!

Happy Healthy Eating,

Kia Robertson

Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a game that helps parents establish healthy habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Kia is passionate about creating tools that help parents raise healthy kids

Persimmons – A New Fruit Adventure

Monday, December 12th, 2011

We were really curious to try this orange fruit that looks like a cross between a tomato and an apple!

Persimmons

We each had a slice…it was pretty good!  The inside was soft and the skin is kind of tough…almost a bit crunchy!  I didn’t find that it had a lot of flavor but it was still enjoyable.

I’m sure there are plenty of recipes using this fruit…but the easiest way is just to cut it up and eat it!  You could add persimmon slices to salads or puree them to make smoothies,  a topping for pancakes, or use it as a flavoring for plain yogurt.

They are in season from October through December so if you find some at your local grocer or market give one a try! Going on a fruit and veggie adventure, trying something new makes it fun for kids!

Happy Healthy Eating
Kia

Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day. Kia is passionate about creating tools that help parents raise healthy kids!