I am so intimidated by Halloween. As an acclaimed healthy snack expert, this celebration is a difficult one to tackle.
At Costco on Sunday, I believed that a MOUNTAIN of candy was going to fall on me at any moment. I don’t know that I have ever seen so much candy in one place before. It was scarier than the Halloween decorations. Seriously.
I am lucky because I don’t have to buy candy for Trick-or-Treaters (no one comes to our house). I suggest that you don’t buy candy either……..until October 30th so it doesn’t sit there looking at you.
A few tips:
- Buy candy that you don’t like.
- If there is leftover candy, give it away or toss it out.
- If you can’t give it away then put it in the freezer where you can’t see it.
Finally, if you are entertaining on Halloween or bringing party food to school for an event – try these healthy and fun options. Last year, I brought the Mandarin pumpkins to a party and they got devoured. I was very proud of myself.
Peel mandarin oranges (smaller ones with no seeds) and shove a small stick of celery into the center to make a stem. Wrap if not serving these immediately so the mandarins don’t dry out.
Cut banana in half and press Cheerios onto flesh. Eat immediately or soak banana in lemon juice before putting on Cheerios so they don’t turn brown.
Slice a cheese stick in half and cut several slices into one half of the stick. Shove end of pretzel stick into flat end of cheese stick to make a “broom”.
How do you get real food into kids on Halloween?
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