Yes, your favorite Halloween treats can fit into a healthy diet. When your kids come home from trick-or-treating with their bags filled with candy, you don’t need to give up on your goal of helping your children eat healthfully. The keys, as always, are balance, variety and moderation.You and your kids should agree in advance on how much candy they can eat at a time, and when they can eat it.When they get home from trick-or-treating, have your children sort their candy into piles of “favorites” and “not so favorites,” and make sure the favorites pile contains miniature pieces to help control portions.As with any treat, candy can be a part of a child’s healthful eating plan — in moderation.Some nutrition info on some Halloween treats: fun size Snickers 72 calories and 4g fat, 4 pieces of Twizzlers licorice 133 calories, 1 full size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup 80 calories and 4.5g fat.
Even though the weather is cooling down, fresh produce is still available. In season during fall are apples, grapes, plums, blueberries, blackberries, pumpkins, squashes, root vegetables and potatoes. Keep this fresh produce on hand for healthy snacking and cooking. You can add squashes as a roasted side dish or to make delicious soups.
How happy are we that we still have the excitement of baseball!!! Do not let the post-season action derail your healthy nutrition!! There are healthier options available at the ball park.
You may find the grilled chicken sandwiches, all beef hot dogs, and even build your own quesadillas with peppers, onions, chicken and salsa. Make sure to include a protein. So even if you are going for a pretzel eat half and grab a bag of peanuts to include some heart healthy fat and protein.
As for your alcohol at the game. As always drink in moderation and alternate with water between.
It is a choice to eat healthy but if you are at the stadium often it’s not a special occasion anymore it is an everyday food choice.