Our Fun Halloween Eats and Happy What I Ate Wednesday!

Posted on November 2, 2011

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I had fun dressing up in my black and purple fairy costume to take our little Thomas the Train, Little Mermaid and Ghostbuster trick-or-treating in our neighborhood.  But before heading out, I tried filling them up on some healthy sweets to help curb their sweet teeth.  I’m not sure that helped.

I was proud of them though.  They have learned the drill without me even saying a word.  As soon as we were home, they started pulling out everything with trans fats and food-dye.  Don’t feel sorry for them though.  Mommy kept a huge stash of the good candy I bought for our trick-or-treat bowl.  They know they get to trade for the good stuff!

Breakfast:

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (recipe coming soon!) and Apple Jack-o-Lanterns

Lunch:

We ate out at one of our favorite vegan restaurants in town.  We caught up with friends.  All the kids dressed up for the Halloween promo, so they could get a free vegan cookie!

Dinner:

We had to do a quick dinner, since it was a race against the sun.  My little goblins were in a hurry to get their bags out to start their rounds through the neighborhood (i.e. our street and the 2 streets on either side of us).  It’s so cute that that’s all their little legs can handle yet!

So, our quick dinner, that Super MiMa (visiting from out-of-town) helped me pull together, was Veggie Dogs with Whole Foods Whole Wheat Buns, Baked Potatoes and Baked Beans made from fresh white beans I made in the slow cooker a couple of days ago.

For the pre-trick-or-treating treats, I made Frankenstein Melons.  I actually gave them these while we were prepping dinner and made a big fuss about how they got to eat their dessert first since it was Halloween!

I also whipped together these Goblin Puddings.  I was hoping for a more ghoulish green, but they still turned out super yummy and cute.

Frankenstein Melon:

(inspired by Happy Little Bento)

  • Honeydew melon
  • Grapes
  • Carrot (purple carrots would be cute, too)

Slice melon.  I used a circular cutting tool to carve the head.  Fill with grapes. Cut small slivers of grapes to form wound and eyebrows.  Cut tips of grapes for eyes.  Cut a portion of a carrot with jagged edges for the mouth.

Goblin Pudding:

(inspired by DIY Dreamer on Pinterest)

 

  • Vanilla Coconut Yogurt
  • Good Belly (the new Tropical Green variety)

Mix just enough Good Belly with yogurt to tint it green.  You want the dessert to maintain a semi-thick consistency and not be too runny.  Using a washable marker, draw goblin face on glass.

What tricks do you use to keep your family from consuming too many treats from the stash? 

Did you make any neat treats (edible or crafty) this year?  Did you dress up?


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