Healthier Halloween

Healthier Halloween Halloween is synonymous with candy, lots of it! Unlike other holidays, Halloween treats tend to linger well past October 31st, making plans for an occasional indulgence more of a challenge. Not to mention, Halloween is shortly followed by numerous other food-centered holidays that altogether cause the average American adult to gain 1-2 pounds each year! Instead of banning the treats or making them off-limits, start the holiday season mindfully by balancing candy with healthful foods and limiting how much candy makes it into the home. Whether you’re handing out candy or helping someone collect it, you can reduce cravings and the temptation to overindulge by having a nutritious meal or snack before you get started. If you’re already satisfied from a filling, nutrient-dense meal with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein, temptations to overindulge will subside. As [...]