I am still a bit nervous when I serve healthy food at social events. Sometimes my fresh fruit doesn’t compete well with doughnut holes. Boo. I like being popular. But I can feel good knowing that actual fruit showing up to the potluck, playgroup, or work party means that the opportunity is there.
This week I was assigned snacks for our playgroup. I brought some Mini Carrot Pumpkin Muffins and fruit for Fruit Faces. Have you ever done fruit faces with your kids? The concept is so wonderfully simple: make faces out of fruit. If you just vary the shapes and colors the kids will have a blast flexing their creative muscles. This is a great way to introduce new fruits to kids or reintroduce ones that they have previously sworn off. I also have my kids create works of edible art while I am finishing preparing a meal. It buys me a little more time and they are getting a serving of fruit. Double bonus. This Friday I decided to take this family tradition to playgroup. I didn’t buy anything weird or fancy. I just cut up what we had on hand. The carrot ribbons are a new idea that I thought would make great hair and according to Big P they make good mustaches. Check it out:
This week we had gobs of social events in honor of Halloween. Were you fearLESS and did something to help improve the health culture of Halloween? I have a giveaway for a lucky Don’t Panic Mom community member who helped make Halloween a bit better for our kids. This giveaway features Organic Oikos Greek Yogurt and Kretschmer Wheat Germ. Simply leave a comment below and on the Don’t Panic Mom Facebook Page with what you did, and you’ll be entered into the giveaway.