Happy Halloween week! I am happy to announce that (for once) the kids already have their costumes and we even know what we are doing. Yes, you can all give me my mother of the year award now.
For most of you moms, having costumes more than a week in advance probably isn’t that big of a deal. But for some reason I always seem to slack on Halloween.
The boys do love everything about it, and never even make a fuss when I restrict their candy intake. (Or when I trade out their high fructose corn syrup candy for organic.) They get such a kick out of just getting dressed up and talking to people.
This year it will be super fun because my princess will be wearing her first tutu. I know I’m predictable, but what can I say? I never though I would have a little girl and now that I do, I just couldn’t resist the opportunity. Pictures will be forthcoming.
To make up for the added junk I’m sure they will be having this week, I’m trying to make sure we all eat extra healthy now. Healthy salads like this one are on the menu!
What are your plans for Halloween? How do you keep your kids as healthy as possible?
Artichoke, Arugula & Quinoa Salad
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 cups fresh arugula chopped
- 14 ounces artichoke hearts drained and rinsed
- ¾ cup dried cherries or cranberries
- 4 green onions chopped
- ½ cup walnuts toasted and chopped
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
- In a medium bowl combine quinoa, arugula, artichoke hearts, cherries, green onions and walnuts. Toss with vinaigrette and serve.
Recipe NotesNot including dressing: Servings 4, Calories 259, Fat 11.2g, Carbohydrates 33.1g, Protein 11.6g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 103mg, Fiber 9.8g, Sugars 2.6g