Episode 37: Balancing the Holiday Sugar Rush

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Kuzemchak, the official registered dietitians of Produce for Kids and the voice behind RealMomNutrition.com, all about balancing the holiday sugar rush. Sally shares general rules for incorporating healthier foods into your holiday celebrations, how to focus on the holiday activities rather than the food, and how to get back...

Episode 12: Healthy Holiday Treats Part 1: Halloween

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and registered dietitian, Holley Grainger of HolleyGrainger.com as part 1 of a two-part series all around holiday snacks. For part 1, we’re focusing on all things Halloween. Holley shares tips and ideas on Halloween snacks including classroom party ideas, ideas for balancing Halloween candy and...

Halloween Fruit and Vegetable Carvings

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for the products we used for the carvings. If you click on and purchase anything from these link, we might receive a small commission but there will be extra costs to you. Carved pumpkins are aplenty this time of year. But did you know there are lots of fruits and veggies that can be...

25 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

Raise your hand if you are looking forward to candy-crazy kids this Halloween! I didn’t think so. Candy on Halloween is an unavoidable situation. Between school parties and trick or treating, you could probably open your own candy store with the amount kids seem to collect. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the candy. Don’t get me wrong,...

6 Freaky Fruits and 19 Delicious Ideas for Halloween

To gear up for Halloween, we have our friends at Melissa’s Produce sponsored over the blog today. Melissa’s specializes in fresh produce with an emphasis on specialty items like tropical fruits, exotic produce and, of course, Freaky Fruits! All opinions are our own. Halloween is about fun, and about all things scary! That’s where Freaky Fruits come in. Whether you’re...

Watermelon Carvings for Halloween: From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat

Today, we're excited to have The Watermelon Board guest blogging with us. We know all about carving pumpkins for Halloween, but what about watermelon? Read on for fun treats and watermelon carving tips. Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked...

Fun & Easy Halloween Treats That Kids Can Make

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...

The Teal Pumpkin Project: Creating a Happier, Safer Halloween Safe for All

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...

Pumpkin Empanadas for Día de Muertos

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...

Frankenstein Guacamole for Halloween

This post is sponsored by Avocados From Mexico. All opinions are our own. 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. Let’s start with...