|pumpkins D and I carved 2 years ago|
Whew, school is in full swing, meaning I have just about no time at all to read for fun anymore. However, here are a few things that piqued my interest this month:
-Choose the right grain for your breakfast cereal.
-Here's the perfect way to eat an abundance of apples, from Ricki Heller.
-I made this coffee drink this morning from Oh She Glows and it.was.amazing. No joke; go make yourself one right now (regardless of the time of day, just use decaf espresso!).
-Halloween is tomorrow (!!). Can you believe it? It's my favorite holiday of the year because it's the day before my birthday, so it's always felt like an extension of my birthday. I won't be doing much to celebrate Halloween this year; however, we will be driving down halfway between Portland and Seattle to enjoy a birthday lunch with D's parents (D's birthday is 4 days after mine). For the past few years that I've been in school, D and I have stayed at home and passed out candy while enjoying each other's company. Now that I'm in grad school, and my time is even more scarce, it'll be even more of a treat to spend some time with D. Last year we ran out of candy, so this year I stocked up (with the hope that we'll have some left over for us).
-Here are some tips for staying safe on Halloween:
- from the CDC
- from the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- from the USDA
- from the American Academy of Pediatrics
-Here are some lists of vegan Halloween candy (in case you have yet to buy some!):
- from Go Dairy Free
- make-at-home treats from One Green Planet
- naturally vegan candies from Huffington Post
- 25 vegan candies from PETA
- from VegNews
- from Paste Magazine
-Here's how to help your kiddos stay true to their healthy diet amidst the plethora of sugary treats:
-Here's a quiz from Huffington Post that helps you determine what a serving of Halloween candy is ... how did you do?! (I got 7 out of 11 correct.)
-But enough about health, I want to enjoy this vegan pumpkin parfait from Go Dairy Free!