Tips for a Healthy Halloween!
Halloween is right around the corner, and although this fun holiday may continue to look a little different for some, you can still have a happy and healthy night! Below are a few tips that may help.
Eat a nutritious, filling meal before trick or treating! If you decide to trick or treat this year having a well-balanced meal before will help to decrease the chance of overindulging in candy and treats throughout the night.
Offer healthy treats first, and keep candy “fun-size”. If offering treats at a Halloween party, bring out the healthier snacks first such as fun-shaped fruits and vegetables, whole grain snacks and mini 100% fruit juice boxes.
Consider walking to trick or treat, or plan fun activities to keep everyone up and moving. A few fun activities such as “Monster Tag”, a costume parade or a fun relay race will keep everyone from being sedentary.
Keep leftover candy out of sight after Halloween to promote mindful eating. Another fun idea is to mix candy with a variety of nuts and whole grain cereal for a homemade trail mix.
Instead of giving out candy, consider offering non-food items such as stickers, temporary tattoos, spider rings and pencils.
1 box Rice Chex
1 bag Bugles
4 cups Pretzels
1 heaping cup Candy Corn
1 heaping cup Candy Corn Pumpkins
1 bag Reese's Pieces
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and serve.
Candy Corn Parfait
2 cups pineapple cut into bite sized chunks
2 cups oranges cut into bite sized chunks
1 cup whipped cream
¼ cup candy corn
In 4 clear glasses, evenly divide and layer pineapple, then oranges and top with whipped cream and a couple pieces of candy corn. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.