By: Mission Healthy Living
October 28, 2016
As you prepare for Halloween on Monday with last-minute decorations, candy runs and party prep, keep these tips in mind:
Teal Pumpkins: Grab a pumpkin and paint it teal during your weekend preparations! It's a fun family project, looks great on your front porch and signals to children with food allergies that your home is a safe trick or treat stop. Pick up some non-food items like small toys, stickers and other trinkets and keep them separate from the candy. In the U.S. today, 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergies and may not be able to enjoy candy that is given out on Halloween night like other kids. Don't have time to paint a pumpkin? Print out a sign to display by the front door and learn more about The Teal Pumpkin project.
Spooky Snacks: If you're hosting a Halloween party this weekend, there are several healthy alternatives you can serve that are still festive! From jack-o-lantern veggie plates, sugar skull fruit pizzas and watermelon brains to devilish avocado sriracha deviled eggs- the possibilities are endless! Unleash your creativity and visit our Holiday Healthy Pinterest board for more inspiration!
Games and Ghouls: Not everything has to involve candy! There are plenty of fun, Halloween activities to go around such as haunted hayrides, corn mazes or fun games for the kids at any Halloween party.
Wishing you a Happy (and healthy) Halloween!