Halloween Treats boo Nutrition
Posted on Oct 22, 2008 by Maggie LaBarbera
Halloween can be a time where kids just get loaded on candy treats. That is a big boo on nutrition. (okay, I tried)
It is not that have treats once in a while is bad, but often these treats dominate the entire day or several days. Candy bought for Halloween is often stashed in the house. Kids always know where it is and when readily available in the house, it makes it so much easier to eat
Parties at school or afterschool events are usually loaded with candy and cupcakes. Oh, dare I say, soda. The triple whammy!
So how can we have fun but still keep nutrition in mind?
First, try to buy your candy as close to Halloween as possible. Keep it out of reach.
It's not that hard for you to add some "good-for-you treats" to Halloween time. Check out these fun great Halloween ideas:
- Bone Appetite!: Swap out sugary sodas or fruit drinks with lowfat chocolate milk. It's a great trick for moms and a treat for kids. Each 8-ounce serving provides 300 milligrams of calcium -- or 30 percent of the Daily Value for this vital bone-building nutrient. A Chocolate-Strawberry Shivering Smoothie is a delicious drink that has the chocolate taste kids love, but is more nutritious than the stash in their trick-or-treat bags.
- Fiendishly Full: Give kids a healthy meal or snack before parties and trick-or-treating to prevent your hungry monsters from digging into all of the goodies.
New Healthy Halloween Resources and fun printables from our website:
- Witchy Walk: Take a long walk around your neighborhood to enjoy the frightening decorations and socialize with your neighbors. When trick-or-treating with your kids, walk to the farthest house first and make your way back home to encourage a little extra physical activity.
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