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Happy Healthy Halloween

posted Oct 30, 2015, 1:03 PM by

A healthier Halloween doesn’t have to be boring—we’ve got lots of ideas for well-balanced Halloween treats that are fun for the whole family. Give some of these a try for a festive Halloween without the sugar overload:

Plan a nutritious celebratory dinner before you head out to trick-or-treat: Make our Turkey & Winter Squash Chili with fresh pumpkin or turn stuffed bell peppers into jack-o-lanterns. Eating a well-balanced dinner will fuel you and your kids for speed-walking from house to house, and will also help you avoid chowing down on Halloween candy while you’re out and about.

Incorporate healthier Halloween-themed snacks into your party plans: We like string cheese spider webs, clementine pumpkins, boo-nanas, cheese and pretzel witch brooms, graveyard guacamole, carrot witch fingers, veggie skeletons, and deviled egg pumpkins. For a fun Halloween daytime activity, get kids involved in making these. They’ll be more likely to eat them too!

Plan something sweet for the grown-ups: To avoid over-indulging in candy once you get home, plan a high-quality dessert that you can feel good about. Made with whole wheat flour and pumpkin puree, this pumpkin bundt cake will satisfy your sweet tooth.

For more healthy Halloween tips, check out last year’s blog post. Happy Halloween!