Have a Healthy Halloween
Your kids can still satisfy their sweet tooth without over-doing it on the sugar. Connie Evers, registered dietitian and author of "How to Teach Nutrition to Kids" joins us with tips for parents on how to keep Halloween both fun and healthy:
At Harvest/Halloween parties, include healthy snack choices such as:
For trick-or-treaters, consider having one bowl of candy and one bowl with non-food "prizes" and healthy choices such as trail mix, nuts, low sugar cereal bars and sugar-free gum.
Encourage regular meals, including supper before children go trick-or-treating. Your kids may be more interested in eating if you cook a hearty soup or stew in your cauldron and call it "witches brew."
Set a policy for eating trick-or-treat candy. In my view, it's better to eat candy moderately over several days as a substitute for dessert or one or two pieces along with a healthy snack.
For more information, visit Connie's website.
Servings: Makes about 3 ½ dozen