"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Friday, October 29, 2010

Does Halloween Stress You Out?

It seems like we have had a Halloween party everyday this week. I am all for special treats, in moderation. I really like the 90/10 rule. 90% of the time, under my roof, I will do my best to give my kids healthy nutritious foods. 10% of the time, I am going to let my kids enjoy life's guilty pleasures. However,this week we are enjoying those guilty pleasures way more then 10% of the time! :) So when I was asked to bring in a special treat for Halloween, I searched the internet for a "HEALTHY" Halloween treat. These cute little pumpkins were super easy and fun to make. I used a pumkin carving kit to carve the orange. Baically, you just hollow out the pulp and stuff some small pieces of fruit inside. The kids didn't seem to be sad about not having a treat that was riddled with high fructose corn syrup and food coloring. :)

How do you survive the Halloween madness? My kids are obsessed with candy right now. It is certainly a battle to deal with this sugar obsessed little ones. My girlfriend Amy has a good rule for her candy crazed little ones. She allows one piece of candy a day. The rule is you can have it anytime of the day, but once it's gone, its gone. I think I may adopt this rule as well.

Good Luck, Moms! :)

1 comment:

Kelly O. said...

Yay to the blog Danielle! I saw these little carved pumpkins online when I was searching for a healthy treat for Tessie's preschool party--I can't believe they give these kids candy before 11 a.m.--so gross and wrong!! Anyway, so as I'm looking to do MY part not contributing candy I contemplated these oranges but hallowing out an orange seemed was too difficult--you're sure it wasn't hard? I ended up just drawing a pumpkin face on mandarin oranges and sending those as her "treat" ;)