What is your scariest part of Halloween? Mine would be all the candy my kids get on this fun yet junk filled holiday! Last year I made a deal with my kids that if they take 3 pieces of candy each and give up the rest of what they collected from trick-or-treating, I would take them to a toy store and they can pick a toy each. It worked! They gladly gave up the rest of the junk food and had a blast picking their toys at the store.
Do you have any tips on how you deal with all the candy overload on Halloween? I would love it if you share in comments below.
Another cute Halloween idea came to me from Pinterest. I saw pictures of bell peppers and decided to make my own version. Since this was last minute I had to use whatever I had in my fridge (red bell peppers instead of orange) but they came out just as cute. You can substitute dill with cilantro and whatever beans you have or like.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup organic canned corn kernels
- ½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup diced tomatoes
- ½ cup shredded jalapeno jack cheese
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 bell peppers, tops cut and seeded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine quinoa, corn, beans, tomatoes, cheeses, dill, cumin, garlic, onion and chili powder, salt and pepper.
- Spoon the filling into each bell pepper cavity. (reserve a spoon of stuffing mixture for eyes and mouth). Place on baking sheet, cavity side up, and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through, about 25-30 minutes.
- Cut out triangles for eyes and nose and a smile, of you see empty spaces behind eyes, nose or mouth fill in with reserved mixture.