Have a Healthy Halloween

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 by HylaryL

Halloween candyIf you’re like me, the temptation to eat (and eat and eat and eat!) Halloween candy every year is nearly impossible to resist. Something about the wrapper on those little bite-sized candies crinkling open is addicting. Unfortunately, snacking on treats like mini-Butterfingers and Snickers is a good way to up your daily food intake by several hundred calories (at least!)

So how can we all avoid the temptation this time of year brings while still enjoying the holiday? Registered dietitian Tiffani Bachus offers tips in this article to stay healthy on Halloween. Some of my favorites include not purchasing your favorite candy to handout to trick-or-treaters, giving away stickers or small toys instead of candy, and feeding your family a healthy meal before trick-or-treating so they won’t be hungry when they’re “on the job.” Health magazine also offers a list of eight fall treats under eighty calories to satisfy those sweet cravings sensibly.

Besure to check out some of our Halloween cookbooks in the list below, too! There's still time to reserve a copy before the 31st. Happy (and healthy) Halloween!

Ghoulish Goodies

Ghoulish Goodies (2009)
by Sharon Bowers

Contains over seventy recipes for Halloween-inspired treats and snacks, and features step-by-step instructions to create spooky cakes, cookies, sandwiches, and more.

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!

A Zombie Ate My Cupcake! (2010)
by Lily Vanilli

This book is an introduction to making cakes that look weird, ugly and even grotesque - but that taste divine! If Ozzy Osbourne made cupcakes, these are the ones he'd want to eat.

Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats

Best of Halloween Tricks & Treats (2009)

Halloween conjures up the trickster in all of us. Whatever your holiday pursuits-- spooky decor, silly foods, or bewitching costumes-- you'll find ideas in this book for brewing up fun for everyone.

(Also available as an ebook)

Healthy Halloween Treats 

Healthy Halloween Treats (2009)
by Ritamarie Loscalzo

This book is filled with delicious and nutritious Halloween treats guaranteed to delight even the pickiest of little ones as well tips and tricks for taking the focus off the food and placing it where it belongs..on creating a joyous celebration. 


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