Staying Healthy When Faced With Post-Halloween Treats
When we think
of Halloween, the word healthy doesn't usually come to mind. And now
that your children have probably loaded up their goody bags with
less-than-healthy treats,you'll need to find ways to let your children
enjoy their snacks, while still remaining healthy.
Jyl Steinback, author of "Fat-Free Living Cookbook," has thought up a few simple tricks for some healthy treats!
learn about making healthier choices. Teach them to read and understand
nutrition labels on their candy treats. Which would they rather have
— four small squares of Hershey bar (1.4 oz.) or 20-25 jelly
beans? The chocolate bar is loaded with 220 calories and 13 grams of
fat; all those jelly beans have 146 calories and 0 grams of fat!
Try not to
forbid a little indulgence on Halloween; kids like to know they have a
choice. When it's their choice to "have" or "have not," the temptations
are usually not as great. Focus on portion control rather than
forbidding a little splurge!
To handle the overflow in the weeks following Halloween:
- Use your Halloween candy for lunch treats; let your child choose a treat each day for one week after Halloween.
- Have the children fill up bags of candy and take them to their teachers for school time treats throughout the year.
advantage of your freezer; fill up mini freezer bags with treats for
special days. Think of your family when selecting the treats you will
pass out. Treats do not have to be sugar-laden and fat-filled to be
Keep the fun and focus on Halloween festivities rather than candy treats. For more fat-free tips, visit: http://www.fatfreeliving.com.