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A Healthy Halloween?

October 27, 2009 - Written by Deb Ng

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My son’s teacher has decided the kids are going to be having a healthy Halloween. That’s right, instead of a party filled with candy and other goodies, these second graders are going home with a bag of …healthy stuff. I’m all for healthy eating, but I don’t equate Halloween with carrot sticks and granola bars.

I’ve been trying to think of ways to make Halloween healthier without making it any less fun. Here’s a few of the things I came up with:

What are some things you would send to school for a healthy Halloween party?

…and for the record my contribution was Halloween pencils for the goodie bags.

Green Eggs (but no ham)

April 15, 2008 - Written by Deb Ng

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My almost six year old son never had eggs. Rather he had them once and refused to eat them again. It didn’t bother me too much as I figured I’d find other ways to get the protein and calcium into him, it’s not worth a tantrum to force feed him eggs.

Then last week we went to iHop for breakfast. They’re having this "Horton Hears a Who" promotion and kids could get this "Who" breakfast with green eggs and ham (the green eggs were really scrambled eggs with broccoli) and "Who" pancakes dripping with the most disgusting neon pink and blue syrup. I figured my son would seriously go for the pancakes and leave the eggs and ham. He gave the ham to my husband and ate the whole big plate of eggs. He hardly touched the sickly sweet pancakes at all (and really, thank goodness for that.)

Now, I know my son loves broccoli, it just never occurred to me he would eat eggs if threw in some veggies. He had some green eggs last week, he asked for them Saturday and again this morning. Who knew the trick to getting my son to eat his eggs and his veggies were to mix them both together?