Healthy Halloween Tricks! A Nutrition Pro's Strategies To Survive The Sugar Rush Of Halloween

Halloween is nearly here, which means you've probably already started stocking up on candy and other treats for the neighborhood's little goblins and ghosts. According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween is one of the most popular holidays and it's estimated that more than 70 percent of U.S. households plan to give out candy this year and more than one-third will attend a Halloween party. Hold onto your wallet -- Americans will spend some $8.4 billion on Halloween-related purchases, including $2.5 billion on candy alone... ouch! While so much sugar may seem scarier than a haunted house, you can make Halloween a little less sweet -- without being the house on the block that gets egged and TP'd! Here are my dietitian tricks for a Healthier Halloween: Better Bite-Sized Chocolates Halloween should include some chocolate fun, but portion size is key. I offer 'mini' size individually wrapped chocolates. Some of my favorites? Fun-size Peanut M&Ms and Hershey's Almond Kisses because they provide healthy nuts, not just chocolate and both keep calories in check. Dark chocolate options are better too, like Heavenly Organics Mint Chocolate Honey Patties. These slimmer Peppermint Patties have 50 calories each, and are made from 100 percent dark chocolate--which is naturally lower in sugar and calories--and are filled with organic, raw honey. Fruit-based Goodies Kid-friendly fruit 'leathers,' 'ropes' and squeezable pouches are perfect in place of traditional candy. Look fo...
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