This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.
Around here the leaves are changing colors, falling from the trees in our yard and crunching underfoot. The weather is pleasantly cool, making it necessary to wear a sweater and boots to stay comfy (unless you’re my toddler, in which case you still prefer to be barefoot and shirtless.)
We’re getting ready for Halloween and for all of the fun that comes with it. For us that means family celebrations, get together with friends and as many opportunities as we can find to dress up. Next week I’ll be hosting a get-together with my Moms Group and something that’s always a little challenging is finding foods that are Halloweeny but still appropriate for little ones to eat.
We are always working to make smarter meals for our families, right? Meals made with the right ingredients, for the right price that leave more time to spend together. Halloween is no exception– in fact, it’s even trickier because it’s the one day a year when high-fructose corn syrup and food dyes are at their highest, don’t you think?!
My goal when party planning is to transform traditional Halloween favorites into friendly-for-you foods by using smarter ingredients. For this recipe I teamed up with Horizon, one of my favorite suppliers of organic foods.
For as long as I can remember I can remember whipping up this snack: salty, buttery crackers spread with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate. I even made the googley eyes myself using this tutorial.
For this adorable Halloween treat we’re making better for you decisions by using: Organic peanut butter crackers, dark chocolate and fresh, sliced apples. Those store bought candies are sounding a little less appealing, huh?
These li’l spiders are sweet and salty, bite size and totally adorable!
Do you have any suggestions for convenient ways to swap out better ingredients for your family? Leave a comment and let me know!