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My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

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.