Tag: halloween

Food News: McDonald’s Giving Out Apples on Halloween

by in Food News, Halloween, October 27, 2011

It’s common for stores and restaurants to hand out treats on Halloween, but a few McDonald’s locations won’t be handing out candy this year. A handful of McDonald’s locations in Southern California are doling out apples. That’s right –  trick-or-treaters under 12 years old will receive a free bag of apple slices. The campaign isRead more

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 Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Plus 4 Flavoring Ideas

by in Healthy Recipes, October 21, 2011

When you’re carving Jack-o’-lanterns, don’t toss the seeds! When roasted, they make a great, low-calorie snack, and can be used to add crunch to salads and soups.

Make Your Own Peanut Butter Cups

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, October 19, 2011

Some Halloween goodies can be downright spooky, try making peanut butter cups at home, eliminating the preservatives found in store-bough treats.

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.

Top 5 Scary Halloween Treats to Avoid

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, October 26, 2010

It’s virtually impossible to avoid sugar during trick-or-treat season. Sweet treats can be part of a healthy diet, but some are more spooky than others — pass on these 5 types of candy and you’ll be off to a smart start.

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch. Recipes to Try: Pumpkin Caramels Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Chocolate Dipped Clementines Dark Chocolate Bark

Reading List: Halloween Safety, Smart Choices Suspended & the Milkman Cometh (Again)

by in Food News, October 30, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: Milk delivery services are back in vogue, last-minute tips for a safer Halloween and how a healthier home can help you lose weight.