Healthy Halloween Fun & Treats With Mini Babybel
Mini Babybel® provided me with product and a $50 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.
One of my favorite things about being a new mom is celebrating holidays with my daughter, and beginning our own holiday traditions. With one of my biggest passions being healthy living, I wanted to think creatively on how we could make our holiday traditions include smart, healthy, yet fun and delicious food choices!
With Halloween coming up, there are candy and other treats everywhere! And don’t get me wrong, I partake in them from time-to-time, life is all about balance. But with my family and I having such busy lives, it is essential that we make sure we are getting the nutrients we need from our food the majority of the time. Instead of having Halloween candy or treats everyday during Halloween time, I thought instead it would be great to have Mini Babybel cheeses as our autumn treats!
My 20-month-old doesn’t have many teeth, so these soft cheeses are perfect for her! And since they even have special Halloween time packaging just like many other treats this time of year, she still gets to have that element of Halloween-themed fun.
And since this is “treat” season, we have our Mini Babybel healthy Halloween treat nearly everyday! Not only as a great on-the-go snack, but also with my homemade crockpot vegetarian chili:
I especially love the Gouda and Mozarella flavors with my chili! Something my daughter also loves to have her Mini Babybel cheeses paired with for fall is good old classic tomato soup.
Soup aside, I love to be a bit adventurous and have the cheeses for an autumn picnic, paired with different meats, fruits and granola that compliment the Mini Babybel cheeses perfectly. And I love that the Mini Babybels never get tiring, it’s always exciting to have them since they have so many flavors, like white cheddar, sharp cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, light, just to name a few (and it helps ease my conscious knowing that they are all 70 calories or less!).
One classic Halloween time tradition we are already passing down to our daughter is pumpkin carving! Although my little can’t quite help with the carving, she helped us pull out the seeds for some ooey gooey Halloween fun! I loved infusing our new tradition for our family legacy, of enjoying healthy Halloween treats by snacking on our Mini Babybel cheeses while carving our pumpkin. I am so proud to create this healthy eating legacy down to my daughter, and love that I know she is getting a treat she loves but with calcium and protein, that will provide her with the strength, health, and happiness to have an amazing Halloween time!
What are some of your favorite Mini Babybel flavors? Do you have some favorite healthy holiday season treats your family enjoys?