Tag: candy

Which Halloween Candies are the Least Scary?

by in Healthy Holidays, October 29, 2013

Doorbells across America are about to start ringing! But for the health-conscious among us, there’s no need to be scared off by all sweets. Before digging into bags of sugary loot, check out this lineup of candies.

How Not to Overdo It on Halloween Candy

by in Uncategorized, October 24, 2013

Halloween is creeping up, and the scare of a sugar overdose is a concern for parents and children alike. Here are a few tricks for keeping the treat in your Halloween without overdoing it. • Fuel up: Make sure the whole family (that means you, too, adults) has a healthy meal prior to trick-or-treating. IncludeRead more

Make Your Own Fruit Lollipops

by in Healthy Holidays, October 22, 2013

There’s no escaping sugar when it comes to a lollipop–but you can steer clear of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Just in time for Halloween, here’s how to make your own delicious suckers with natural flavorings.

Smarter Candy Picks?

by in Robin's Healthy Take, August 10, 2013

Call me crazy, but I start thinking about Halloween in August. Not the costumes, the candy. I’m a self-professed candy junkie, and it turns out, I’m not alone. The good news is, some candy choices are a little better than others. Chocolate For chocolate lovers, the darker the better (and the higher the percentage ofRead more

Candy Shop Face-Off: Which is Healthier?

by in Which is Healthier?, July 24, 2013

Pay attention when you hit those touristy candy shops this summer: Some treats are better than others. Red Licorice vs. Black Licorice WINNER: Red licorice. Many people assume that black licorice root can alleviate health issues. This hasn’t been proven, but eating large quantities of black licorice may be dangerous to people 40 and olderRead more

Healthy Swaps: Halloween Treats

by in Halloween, Healthy Tips, October 28, 2011

You can probably figure out that candy isn’t the healthiest option, but this time of year it’s pretty much unavoidable. Explore the options below for improved candy picks. Instead of: King size candy bar Choose: Mini “fun size” bar The Payoff: An average savings of 475 calories and more than 20 grams of fat

Healthier Halloween:Frightening Foods to Avoid

by in Halloween, October 23, 2011

We don’t expect your Halloween faves to be nutritious, but there are some treats you should be scared of. Whether you’re digging through a candy-filled pillowcase or deciding what to give out to trick-or-treaters, use these tips to keep kiddies safe.

How To Use All That Candy

by in Healthy Tips, October 29, 2010

This time of year, it’s hard to escape piles of candy and other sugar-filled treats.  But don’t toss it — here are 5 ways to use it later to sideline a post-Halloween sugar overload.