Halloween is the perfect time of year to get the kids in the kitchen. It’s a great opportunity to show that Halloween “treats” can be more than just candy - they can be fruits and veggies with a fun spin! With so many fun and easy themed ideas floating around out there, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few we put together in our kitchen to celebrate the season.
Today's guest blog post comes from Nancy Gregory, senior director of communications for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). For more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project®, please visit tealpumpkinproject.org. For more information about food allergies, please visit foodallergy.org. When we think about Halloween, we automatically think about orange jack-o-lanterns and candy – lots of it! But for families managing food allergies, this sugar-fueled day can be stressful, and sometimes a bit of a bummer for kids who can’t eat all the candy they collect. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project® comes in. Launched by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, this awareness campaign was created to help make Halloween happy and safe for all children.
Pumpkin is a fall staple and an ingredient that is easy to find at any supermarket. That is why I am suggesting to make Pumpkin Empanadas. A perfect treat to celebrate Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos. This celebration dates from centuries ago and is a Mexican tradition. In my Mexican culture, the same way we celebrate life we also celebrate death. Because we believe there is still life after death, our beloved ones that have left deserve to be remembered and celebrated.
Getting ready for a spooktacular Halloween? Today, we’re turning Avocados from Mexico into a delicious guacamole dip with a fun Halloween spin. Kids and adults alike will love dipping into this produce-packed snack filled with naturally good fats that’s perfect for your Halloween party.
Don’t get weighed down with all of the sweet treats, classroom parties and bags of candy this Halloween. We gathered a few healthy tricks and treats from our Parents on Produce parent experts to help you navigate the Halloween season.
Are you ready for Halloween? I love the excitement of the season, with costume parties, fall décor and trick or treating. Whether you are entertaining at home, attending events at other’s houses or visiting local festivals, you can stay healthy during all the festivities and still enjoy yourself. Usually, copious amounts of treats and food are involved, and it is easy to get side-tracked from a normal routine and overindulge.
Halloween is almost upon us! As a holiday filled with candy, it can be difficult as a parent to keep our kids healthy when all they want to do is eat candy. Here are four simple tips to keeping things healthy this Halloween.
Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for October and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.