Green Your Halloween!

It's Mommy Monday and I have one big and simple tip that will help you Green Your Halloween and feed your family at the same time!

Why Green Your Halloween?  Because it's better for the environment? Yes, but it is also better on you and it's healthier for your family.

You already have 4 big plastic storage bins of Halloween decorations you took out of the garage to decorate your house and then, Target gets you!  It's not your fault.  Target keeps coming out with the cutest and trendiest Halloween decorations at amazing prices, that you just have to buy.

I don't blame you! They are such great designs that they could easily be mistaken for Pottery Barn quality and you just can't pass up the deal.

Plus your kids are going to go crazy for all the cute Halloween decorations you have hanging around the house.

Or are they not?

You decorate the house each Halloween trying to make it the best possible festive memory your child will treasure forever!  But will they really treasure the memory of the bunting sign you hung on the chimney's mantel along with all of the jute pumpkins in that cute black and white chevron pattern all lined up in a neat little row? Uh… maybe not.

I have a simple way for you to Green Your Halloween and make memories with your children, plus get your family fed at the same time.

Buy and decorate with REAL FOOD organic pumpkins and squash!

There are so many varieties of squash that you can go on a scavenger shopping hunt with your kids and truly surprise and impress your kids with what you find.  Plus, you get to eat your decorations after you are finished!

What a great bonus – decorate to Green your Halloween and feed your family at the same time.  Save money, Target spending goes down, and it saves you time because when you don't have anything in the house for dinner, just grab one of your decorations and eat it! See our Butternut Squash Soup Recipe here to infuse your house with the aromas of fall and enjoy the vitamin and nutrient filled food.

Do this and you now get to eat a super healthy pumpkin or squash that you might not have never tried.  And your kids will be curious to try.

And, when you cut open, pull out seeds and cook the squash together, you are making lasting memories with your child.  The Jute chevron patterned pumpkins on your mantel don't give you that extra time with your kids do they?  And, yes you can roast squash seeds just like pumpkin seeds too!

What kind of pumpkin or squash will you try this Halloween and what other ways do you Green Your Halloween?  We would love to hear your ideas!

Post a picture of How You Did This on Instagram and #FamilyForHealth.  You can even #SquashaPalooza for extra fun!

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Elaine De Santos

Wife & Mommy | Transformational Nutrition Coach | Lifestyle Entrepreneur at Family For Health
I am a wife who loves falling in love with her husband over and over again! I am a stay-at-home mommy to a sweet girl with a big heart and an energetic boy with a zest for life.

I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.

I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.

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