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Fareway Recipe: Healthier Halloween

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Healthy Halloween

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 Pencils

o Bouncy balls

o Plastic rings

o Quarters

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

For Chips:

Whole grain tortillas

Cinnamon and sugar (about 1 Tbsp. cinnamon per 1 cup of sugar)

Cooking spray

Cut tortillas in spooky shapes and lay on a baking sheet. Spray each cookie and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

For Dip:

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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