Halloween is coming.
My daughter is almost 5, and now knows all about Candy Corns and Reese’s. (Sigh).
My take on Halloween for kids is, let them enjoy trick or treating, and have some “real” candy, but also offer some healthier options, too.
We’re all kids at heart and like to experience the sweetness in life, even if that means the “bad for you” stuff every once in a while.
As you ease into Halloween, try to offer some healthier treats like this one, that I’ve enjoyed with my family, so that your whole week isn’t filled with junk.
It’s all about balance, right?
Why not serve up a warm soup, filled with nutrients and fresh ingredients, with some spooky decorations.
Try this Tomato Soup that’ll probably turn into a regular wintertime favorite in your house.
Classic Cream of Tomato
1 cup fresh Roma tomatoes (or whatever tomatoes you have in your kitchen)
6 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked until soft
1 tbsp organic cream
Dried basil and oregano to taste (optional)
Sea salt, to taste
Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender or Vitamix.
Put in pot on stove top and leave on simmer.
Once warmed, serve and enjoy.
Spooky spider: Take a pitted olive and add legs to turn it into a spooky spider by either poking pretzel sticks on the sides (or sprigs of rosemary)
(i found that pretzel sticks work better).
Eyeball: Take an organic mini mozzarella ball (coglione) and drop one or two into your bowl of soup.