Practical food tips for parents from a RD and mom of three

Thursday, October 28, 2010


These quick jack-o-lanterns are a snack and a craft in one! We made them for breakfast this morning, and they were a hit. Make these the next time you host a playdate.

  1. Take a whole wheat mini bagel or english muffin and toast it if desired.
  2. Spread on a bit of pumpkin cream cheese.
  3. Spoon some canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree into a small zip-top bag to form a pastry bag. Snip off a small tip and pipe “pumpkin lines.”
  4. Add sliced shapes made of dried plums (a.k.a. prunes) to make a face, and attach a green bean stem. Enjoy!

You could decorate these with anything you have on hand if you don't have dried plums or green beans. Be creative!

Here is Lila's:

I keep whole wheat mini bagels on hand in the freezer – they make a great breakfast, school snack item, or lunch slider sandwich roll.

Today's tip: Make a jack-o-lantern today, no pumpkin carving required!

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