Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season - full of candy and celebrations. But how to keep it healthy?
Research proves that when given the choice, kids prefer toys over candy. Instead of giving local trick-or-treaters a giant bowl of candy, try offering
o Temporary tattoos
o Bouncy balls
o Plastic rings
o Sugar free gum
How to teach portion control?
o Allow your children to have one or two pieces of candy each day, and keep it out of site when they're not eating it.
o Have them separate the candy into a "favorite" and a "can do without" pile and get rid of the candy in the "can do without pile"
o Remember that treats fan fit into a healthy lifestyle as long as they're in moderation
Creative ways to use Halloween candy
o Make a Halloween Haunted House
o Use for math or other school homework
Halloween Chips and Pumpkin Dip
Whole grain tortillas
Cinnamon and sugar (about 1 Tbsp. cinnamon per 1 cup of sugar)
Cut tortillas in spooky shapes and lay on a baking sheet. Spray each cookie and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 container sugar free vanilla pudding
½ cup fat free whipped cream
Combine all ingredients and serve with chips.
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