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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nutritional Idea Oct

As Fall is here and this month is Halloween, Harvest Parties and fun things to do for the whole family.
This is a great time to remember and to be sure to serve a great nutritious meal before heading out for the evenings activities. Make a fun meal themed around Harvest, Halloween, Fall. 

This time of year, apples, pears, pumpkins, squash, stews, cider etc are a good place to start. 
You can do a simple internet search and find some fun and new recipes to try. be sure to have something that will fill you up. Be sure to eat fruits and vegetables, a starch and a protein. In the cooler nights eating a stew, chili, casserole, or soup will warm you up before heading out. 

Take a thermos filled with hot chocolate or apple cider to warm up while out in the cool nights. just do not forget the cups! 

Here are a few fun recipes I found on the net! 

Mummy-Face Pizzas 

What You Need

1 plain bagel (3-1/2 inch), cut in half
2 Tbsp. pizza sauce
2 Kraft Singles Mozzarella Cheese Slice
4 slices black olives

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.
SPREAD bagel halves with sauce. Cut cheese into thin strips; place in random criss-cross fashion on tops of bagels to resemble mummy bandages. Trim ends with kitchen shears. Add olives for the eyes.
PLACE on baking sheet.
BAKE 5 min. or until bagels are crisp and cheese is melted.


  Hot Dog Mummies
Feast your eyes, if you dare, on these Hot Dog Mummies. They're the perfect energy food before an evening of collecting candy.
  • 1 11-ounce can of refrigerator breadsticks
  • 1 12-pack of hot dogs
  • Yellow mustard
  1. For each mummy, separate one breadstick from the roll and use kitchen shears or a knife to slice it in half lengthwise to create two thinner strips.
  2. Wrap one strip at a time snugly around the hot dog. Depending on the size of the hot dog, you may not need all of both strips. Leave about 1/2 inch of hot dog exposed for the face area and continue wrapping the top of the hot dog.
  3. Bake the mummies on a cookie sheet at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadstick wrapping is golden brown.
  4. Remove the mummies from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes. Add yellow mustard eyes just before serving. Makes 12 mummies.
Mummy Meatloaf 

Before heading out with your kids for a night of trick-or-treating, put a chilling spin on some classic comfort foods. Serve our Mummy Meatloaf and a side of cheesy swamp creatures, and your little tricksters won't be able to stop ogling their food! (Or will it be ogling them?)
  • Meatloaf from your favorite recipe (ours used about 2 pounds of meat)
  • American cheese
  • Olive slices
  1. Make your favorite meatloaf recipe and shape the loaf to resemble a mummy's body with crossed arms. Bake the loaf until it's cooked through.
  2. Let it rest about 3 minutes, then lay 1-inch-wide strips of American cheese across the body as shown, leaving a narrow space on the head for the olive slice eyes. Trim any overhanging cheese with scissors and return the mummy to the still-warm oven to slightly melt the cheese, about 1 minute.


    Swamp Creatures

    Create a spooky Halloween supper with these cheesy critters, the perfect accompaniment for our Mummy Meatloaf.
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Sautéed spinach
  • Olive slices
  1. Mix up a batch of macaroni and cheese, then spoon it into greased muffin cups and bake until firm, about 25 minutes.
  2. Let the creatures rest for about 10 minutes, then gently remove them from the tins. Place them upside down on a swamp of sautéed spinach and add olive slice eyes.

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