The Everyday Super Momma: Healthy Halloween
Lifestyle expert Molly Sims knows how to keep Halloween spooky, while making it a little less scary for your and your child's health. She shares five tips for a healthier Halloween and an adorable Halloween veggie skeleton appetizer (find out what you need to make it below).
Molly's secrets to a healthier Halloween:
- Feed your child a healthy meal before trick or treating.
- Make sure your child's loot bag isn't too big.
- The Switch Witch: Offer a special gift to your child in place of the candy they've collected.
- Teach your kids moderation. Consider allowing a certain amount of candy each night.
- Skip the candy! Instead, offer Halloween pencils, glow in the dark tattoos, etc.
How to make a veggie skeleton:
What you'll need:
- Start with a bowl of ranch placed on a plate (the head).
- On that same plate, make a line of sliced cucumbers (the body).
- Make arms with a mixture of red and orange pepper slices.
- Add mushrooms at the bottom.
- Make the legs out of celery.
- Use a few olives to make each foot.
- Add endive leaves to the top rim of your ranch dressing bowl (the hair).
- Add two sliced olives for the eyes and a sliver of pepper for a mouth to the ranch dressing.
- Sprinkle with plastic spider rings.
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