Updated: Oct 10
“Why do you have to be a dietitian, Mom?, it ruins all of our fun!” my 5 year old pouted.
I had just finished telling him that we couldn't have only halloween candy for lunch.
As I served him up a tuna sandwich with a Milky Way on the side, I thought to myself “Why does all fun have to involve candy?''
I don't like setting limits around treats and candy. I worry: "Am I too strict? Am I ruining all of my kids' fun? Am I making my kids crazy about treats?"
But I still do it because I know it's important. (read more about how to do it here)
I wanted to argue and defend my fun-mom-ness, but I knew arguing wouldn't help.
Arguing is not something fun-moms do.
Instead, I got creative and came up with something fun and healthy to do together later in the day: Halloween food crafts
FUN HALLOWEEN FOOD CRAFTS
These recipes are FUN, healthy and within-my-food-crafting-abilities (meaning that they require ZERO skill).
The recipes also taste really good. I love peanut butter and bananas, and my son loves the mummy toast. Last week he made and ate 3 mummy pizzas! My oldest daughter is a big fan of avocado toast, so she made and ate several Frankenstein toasts.
This toast is a great way to have Halloween fun without candy.
Want to increase your fun-mom score? Please join us for cooking class on October 24 to make these easy toast recipes together. I will be dressing up in my Halloween costume to flaunt my fun-mom-ness, I hope you can join me!
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NICOLE'S MENU FOR THE WEEK:
For those of you that want it, here’s my menu for the week, click the links for recipes from some of my favorite food blogs!:
Sunday: Dinner in a pumpkin + strawberries + green salad + whole wheat bread
Wednesday: pumpkin red lentil curry + brown rice + naan bread + frozen mangoes