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I used to think that saving money by seasonal shopping was grocery shopping at farmer’s markets in the summer, buying pumpkins in the fall, and not something I could not do the six months out of the year where nothing grows locally during the winter.   It wasn’t until I wrote a monthly What Goes On Sale and What to Buy on Clearance series that I realized I couldn’t have been more wrong.   I learned that almost everything from food to household goods to cars has a time of the year where it goes on sale because: There is a seasonal abundance (like fresh produce) The store has some of  last season's stock left in storage and wants to make room for the current season There is on end of season clearance to make room for next season’s goods on the store shelves There is a sale due to a celebrating an industry month (such as National Craft Month, National Camping Month, national holidays,etc.) There is a mega

Make a Halloween Monster Guts Smoothie

I have a set of nieces and nephews that are horrific eaters. They think fruits and vegetables will kill them.

That makes me want to get them to eat fruits and vegetables.

One way I do that is to give a fruit or vegetable dish a gross name. I got one of nephews to eat honeydew melon, which he is previously sworn will kill him on the spot because it isn’t a potato chip by using it to make a Monster Guts Smoothie.



Monster Guts Smoothie

Half a honeydew melon – chopped into pieces
Approximately 1 cup of plain yogurt (frozen or regular)
A blender or food processor

1. Mix the honeydew melon and yogurt in a blender or food processor until smooth.

If the Monster Guts Smoothie is a little bland on taste, throw some strawberries (or strawberry jam if you don’t have fresh strawberries) into the mix and make it a Monster Blood and Guts Smoothie.

Cackling with delight that you’ve tricked your picky eaters into enjoying a healthy treat is completely optional.



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Comments

Suzy Myers said…
Love the cackling part! Ha! Thanks for linking up to Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Commercial Break!

suzy
What a fun idea--I can almost smell that honeydew! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.
malia said…
this is a great idea-- healthy halloween food! thanks so much for linking up at a crafty soiree... hope to see you again tomorrow.