Healthy Halloween Reminders
Halloween is this week, and if you have young ones, there is probably excitement in your household. With millions of kids out trick-or-treating, and millions of pounds of candy given out n just a few hours on Thursday evening, it might be good to have a few safety reminders to keep the evening fun and healthy.
Halloween safety tips:
have costumes that fit (less likely to trip)
put reflective tape on everything (costumes, foot wear and trick-or-treat bags)
bring a flashlight
go in groups – not alone
do not go into homes unless you know the folks
use the sidewalks and crosswalks
no tasting or sampling until home
keep only the factory wrapped treats but look them over for tampering, holes, tears or discoloration
Be sure to serve a healthy Halloween dinner before the family goes out for treats. Plan it around orange-colored foods for a fun and festive atmosphere: stuffed orange bell peppers, sweet potato fries and mandarin orange-blackberry fruit salad.
Do you have lots and lots of Halloween candy leftovers? Take the candy out of the wrappers, cut or chop into small pieces, and freeze to use later as an addition to cake and brownie batter, cookie dough or as a topper for ice cream.