Something exciting: EEEEEK!! A few weeks ago I shared this incredible recipe that I created – Harvest Pumpkin Dip and guess what?? It has been shared over 300 times! What??? From Pinterest to Facebook- I’m feeling pretty awesome about it!! Check it out!
Halloween Edition: What I Ate Wednesday
Last week we celebrated our third Halloween with the twins and I did my part in the foods department to make it special and keep it healthy. Spoiler Alert: Good thing I started early in the day because C-A-N-D-Y was all that mattered by the end.
Tex-Mex Spider Bites
I pored through tons of recipes trying to find a cupcake with spiders that didn’t involve loads of sugar. When I couldn’t find anything I liked, I decided not to do any sweet cupcaking, but to make savory breakfast cups with a spider toy on top. Score: Mom=1/Halloween=0
These were so simple: I whisked eggs, spinach, cheese and a half packet of taco seasoning in a bowl. They were popped in the oven for about 15 minutes and I made a simple guacamole “icing” with avocado and salt. That’s it! As soon as the little cakes were out of the oven I let them cool about ten minutes, topped them with some spooky green guac, and made it a “spiderman” cupcake by adding the plastic spider ring to the top. It was a perfect Halloween breakfast with good stuff like protein and healthy fats to set the stage for the rest of the day. I don’t mind telling you that I’m still patting myself on the back for this mom-victory on a notoriously sugar-filled day.
Then, we headed out to an elementary school parade and stopped by a character party at the library where there were all kinds of fall crafts to make. We came home for a breather and to relax before trick-or-treat time.
On to lunch… One of my absolute favorite recipes on the entire internet (that’s big!) are these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from What’s Gaby Cooking. They are perfection in the shape of meatballs and you should make them. I am not exaggerating to tell you that I make some version of them twice per week. The kiddos had meatballs with sauce and a pear on the side.
Then it was time to trick-or-treat! They looked so cute in their costumes and I have to say that the best part of Halloween is that they were just so happy to be dressed as a mouse and turtles. Seeing them happy and enjoying the day was just about the best thing ever, and so we set out into the neighborhood.
They are little, so my plan was that we would go to a few houses and just “kind-of” trick-or-treat. Nope. Once we got out there, these kids found crazy amounts of energy, and even baby Lily made it around the block. Our neighbors were so impressed they were all out walking they gave us gobs, seriously, tons of candy! Side-note: I’m pretty sure every parent shares my thought process that went from- *Oh! This is so cute and fun! to *What is this holiday? Now I have to pretend like a thief came in the night and stole all this tooth-rotting candy??
They were tired, but happy when we made it back to our front door, and I knew bedtime wouldn’t be too far away on this fun-filled day. I let them have a little candy, but it was also pajama time. I warmed up this absolutely delicious Sweet Potato and Roasted Cauliflower Soup (so obsessed!) from peasandcrayons.com and it was THE perfect way to end our night.
The proof it was a great Halloween? Every morning since the kids wake up and say: ” Can we go trick or treating today?” Lol! We had a delicious and fun Halloween- hope you did, too!
Be sure to check out the links to the recipes in this post- they are from my favorite food bloggers;) Thanks to Jen for hosting this link-up of healthy food inspiration on #whatIatewednesday
Check out some of my most popular posts: