Tips for a Happy, Healthy Halloween
Video by Michaela Parker
Trying to eat healthy during the Halloween season can be frightening and a little challenging. Here are a few tips to get your broomstick flying in the right direction.
Candy, candy everywhere! What to choose?
First, you look at your food labels. Does the ingredient list begin with a REAL food or just simply sugar or high fructose corn syrup? Cereal bars and fruit snacks are a great option to hand out this time of year for trick-or-treaters. Just make sure they contain real fruit in the ingredient list.
Second, look for snacks containing whole grains or snacks that are low in sugar. Whole grain foods naturally contain more fiber. Goldfish crackers or whole grain cheese and crackers are an excellent choice for trick-or-treaters.
Don’t feel like you have to hand out food to trick-or-treaters! Temporary tattoos, stickers, glow sticks, pencils, and bubbles are also great options!
Finally, enjoy some candy! Chocolate and Halloween candy are fine in moderation. Just be careful not to over indulge.
Before you head out trick-or-treating with the kiddos, be sure to check out our blog post on tips for a safe Halloween.
Have a safe, healthy, and happy Halloween!
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