Happy Healthy Halloween!
To kids, candy rocks! No wonder a holiday that’s based on free candy and dressing up in costumes is so popular with children. As a nation, we love candy. So much so that we eat nearly 25 pounds per person per year, with Halloween taking the biggest bite out of our annual consumption. What’s more, according to research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutririon, 17 percent of the calories in 6- to 17-year-olds’ diets come from added sugars — as much as 22 teaspoons per day.As a result, many adults are looking for healthier options to give to treat-seekers at their doorstep. I’ve been doling out healthier alternatives for years, and so far so good. My house hasn’t been egged or TP’d and kids keep coming back. Here are some of my go-tos for All Hallow’s Eve. Click here for more information.