Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Healthy Halloween Recipe Series

Download the Set of Four Cards Here

We hope you really enjoy our Healthy Halloween Recipe Series:
A fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.

Each card has two snacks on it. Share your thoughts or other ideas with us!
What was your kids favorites?
Visit HERE for our 'Googly Moogly' Bragbook pages, also 4x6.
You can use them to make your own recipe cards!

This week we served up:

Edible Eyeballs

Pizza Mummies
Apple Bites
Tombstone Eggs
Carrot Fingers
Ghost Toasts
Eerie Eyeballs

These cards were made with graphics from Googly Moogly
courtesy of Saxon Holt & Tracey Monette
available at Scrapbook

Friday, October 23, 2009

Healthy Halloween: Lunchtime Laughter

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Healthy Halloween: Lunchtime Laughter
Fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.

Edible Eyeballs
Cream cheese
Black olives

Slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive.

Pizza Mummies
English muffins or Mini Bagels
Tomato sauce
Black olives
Red or green pepper or green olives
Part Skim Mozzerella Cheese or
pulled-apart cheese stick

Lightly toast the muffins or bagels in toaster oven. Spoon on sauce and set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper or green olives for pupils. Lay strips of cheese across the muffin for the mummy's wrappings. Broil for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.

This card was made with graphics from Googly Moogly
courtesy of Saxon Holt & Tracey Monette
available at Scrapbook

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Healthy Halloween: Haunted Breakfast

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Healthy Halloween: Haunted Breakfast
Fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.

Eerie Eyeballs
For Two Eyes:
2 Apple rings
1 Dried Apricot
1 Raisin

For each pair of eyes, gently flatten two dried apple rings with the palm of your hand. Slice a dried apricot through the middle so that you end up with two circular halves. Press a half, sticky side down, onto the center of an apple ring, covering the hole. For pupils, use kitchen scissors to cut a raisin in two, and press the halves, sticky side down, onto the apricots.

Ghost Toasts
White Bread (1 slice per ghost)
Whipped cream cheese

For each, toast a slice of white bread and then cut a ghost shape from it. You can do this freehand using a knife, or you can use a gingerbread-girl cookie cutter. When the cutouts have cooled, spread on a generous coating of whipped cream cheese. For eyes and mouths, add raisins.

Here's Mine: I cut the ghosts out of the bread first and then toasted them. My daughter doesn't love cream cheese so I used 'Smart Balance'. she really enjoyed the surprise this morning!

This card was made with graphics from Googly Moogly
courtesy of Saxon Holt & Tracey Monette
available at Scrapbook

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Healthy Halloween: 'Finger' Foods

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Carrot-Finger Food

Vegetable dip
5 baby carrots
softened cream cheese

Cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot.
Put a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to 'glue' a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
Serve with extra baby carrots, black olives, bell peppers, etc for dipping.

Cheese-Finger Food
Mozzarella string cheese
Green bell pepper
Cream cheese

Wearing plastic gloves or sandwich bags over your hands to keep the cheese as smudge-free as possible, use a paring knife to cut each string in half and then carve a shallow area for a fingernail just below the rounded end of each half.

Mark the joint right below the nail as well as the knuckle joint by carving out tiny horizontal wedges of cheese, as pictured.

For the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Set the strips skin side down on your work surface and trim the pulp so that it's about half as thick. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.

Here's mine. I used Greek Cucumber Garlic Dip.

I sort of laid them back a bit since my dip wasn't plaster thick.

This card was made with graphics from Googly Moogly
courtesy of Saxon Holt & Tracey Monette
available at Scrapbook

Healthy Halloween Treats: Apple Bites & Tombstone Eggs

Apple Bites & Tombstone Eggs
Fun and healthy break from Halloween sweets.

• Apples
• Slivered almonds

Quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter
Press slivered almonds in place for teeth.
If not serving right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep from browning.

• Hardboiled Eggs, cooled and shelled
• Black Olives

To make the boiled-egg ghosts, cut slits and insert black-olive facial features.

Print this FREE 4x6 Recipe QP
made with Saxon's Halloween Bundles, 1, 2 & 3

D/L here ;>

This card is made with graphics courtesy of Saxon Holt

Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumn Treat Cups-n-Toppers

My Autumn Treat Cups-n-Toppers

Download these free, from my friends at The Nifty Boutique

These are so easy to do and are great for fall celebrations and parties.
Great for dried fruit and nut cups, cupcakes, muffins or whole fruit.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bento Fun

Grape Tomatoes & Mushrooms,
Crackers & Hummus,
Cucumber 'flowers'.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Submit Your Seasonal Recipes

I am taking submissions for seasonal recipes.
Have your favorites turned into a printable recipe card.

I am looking for seasonal, easy and did I say 'easy'!

Please include a photo of the dish, or ingredient)s), IF you have one!

Email submissions to:
or post as a comment

Doritos belong in outer space. 35 Ingredients?

Which Favorite Snack has 35 Ingredients? - Doritos - Snack Snoop


Which Favorite Snack has 35 Ingredients?

There is a snack that earns Frito-Lay around $600 million a year. The multiple flavors of this chip and colors of the packages are incredibly enticing. With 35 ingredients, they are truly a food engineering miracle. We know them as Doritos.

What exactly is a Dorito? Some would say it is a "food-like" substance. Check out Micheal Pollan's book on the subject at the end of this post.

With upward of 35 ingredients, including such things as MSG and artificial colors, a Dorito is a manufacturing miracle. When you bite into one - are you really tasting food?

Try them up against some Cheese and Crackers or just Potato Chips. Perhaps your own taste test will lead you to the conclusion that Doritos belong in outer space.

The other big issue with Doritos is the serving size. In one package of Doritos, you get just over 2 ounces which is 310 calories.

One ounce (11 chips) is equal to 150 calories. Frito-Lay list one serving as 1 ounce on the package - but who can eat just half a package?

Check out this excellent book on "food-like substances":

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lunch Note Promise

Make your promise today. | The new Lunchables

Lunch Note Promise: I'm not a fan of Lunchables, as you may have guessed; I make my own 'Bentos', but there are many kids that don't get a proper meal their whole day.

Kraft is running a promotion called "Lunch Notes Promise". For everyone who promises to write a note in their child's lunchbox, they will donate a meal to a child & their family in need through "Feeding America". I'm putting this one in Corinne's snack on Monday, won't you consider doing the same?

see the notes!
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