Health & Fitness
How To Have A Healthy Halloween
There’s nothing scarier to some people than the thought of healthing up Halloween. And those people are usually the little people that we refer to as our kids. Figuring out how to have a healthy Halloween is the real trick for most Moms.
Here’s the treat; your kids can have their candy and eat it too on Halloween. That is if they want it. The real treat for kids on Halloween is the expectation that they are going to get some great tasting treats. Make it your plan to send your Pirates, Smurfs, Princesses and costumed kids out with a full belly... of the best of the season:
What’s Halloween without some Pumpkin? Every year we have a pumpkin carving contest at home. We take the pumpkin seeds and roast them and use the rest for baking. Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are high in health benefits from beta-carotene, protein, vitamin A & C to being a good source of fiber. Baked apples and even caramel covered candy apples are a good choice. Apples are another good source of vitamin C and fiber. They are also an excellent source of flavonoids and antioxidants. Caramel actually contains very little total fat, no saturated fat, and no cholesterol so it isn’t a bad choice for a sweet treat.
Taking the time to do something special with healthier food choices is the way to take the sugar rush out while keeping the fun in on Halloween night. Making the food memorable versus the candy stash should be your goal. Cook up a family favorite with a Halloween twist by decorating food such as Mummy Meatloaf, Carrot Fingers, Jell-O Monsters to Spaghetti Intestines and add in seasonal favorites such as apples and pumpkin. After all, it’s actually the sweet memories that both moms and kids are looking for.