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Snack Attack

jill houk spiced popcorn!
Photos: Scott Herrington / Courtesy of Centered Chef

Your little goblin wolfs down candy faster than Augustus Gloop.

Treat him to a healthy snack with this recipe from chef and mom Jill Houk of Centered Chef.

Spiced Popcorn Trail Mix
Serves Four

Ingredients
2 tbsp. canola oil
1/3 c. popcorn kernels
2 tbsp. white sugar
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ c. coconut flakes
½ c. dried apricots, cut into ¼-inch pieces

1. Pop the popcorn on the stove top, heating the oil and kernels in a large, heavy pot.

2. Pour the hot popped popcorn into a bowl or paper bag. Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat.

3. Add the remaining ingredients, shake, and serve.

They’re sure to munch a bunch.


For more healthy snack ideas and recipe consulting, contact Centered Chef Food Studios (312-226-2433 or centeredchef.com).

this week in chicago!

BREATHE
Parent & Tot Yoga Classes
What:
Itsy ones (crawlers-age 2) join parents in hatha yoga poses — or playtime — at the new weekly drop-in sessions.
Why: You wanna asana.
When: Ongoing. Tues., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell St., at W. Leland Ave. (773-463-9642).

HEAR
Laura Doherty
What:
The Wiggleworms program director rocks tots with a concert of original, Chicago-centric tunes.
Why: She gets tiny feet tapping.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., at Sunnyside St. Tickets at 773-728-6000 or online at oldtownschool.tix.com.

SEE
Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson’s Legacy
What: Rare footage and hit films by the puppet whiz are screened in the monthlong retrospective.
Why: Grin and Fozzie Bear it.
When: Sat.-Dec. 2. Schedule online at siskelfilmcenter.org.
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., at Randolph St. (312-846-2600).

Photo: Scott Herrington / Courtesy of Centered Chef

LOCATIONS
4663 N Rockwell St
@ W Leland Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
773-463-9642
164 N State St
bt Randolph & Lake Sts
Chicago, IL 60601
312-846-2800
4544 N Lincoln Ave
@ Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
773-728-6000
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