Sunday, October 22, 2006

Tricks For Halloween Treats

Did you know that each American eats an average 11 of 25 pounds of candy a year? That's a lot of sweet stuff. It can be fun to trick-or-treat and then pig out on candy. But you have to admit that it can also leave you feeling … icky. Here are five ways to enjoy a healthier, happier Halloween.

Instead of going candy crazy all night, limit the number of houses you go to and get just a few pieces. Then settle in with friends and watch a scary movie.
Pace yourself by creating a schedule. For example, you can choose to eat eight pieces of candy on Halloween and then one piece a day after that until it's all gone. Or decide that you will eat no more than three pieces a day for a week.
Separate your candy into three piles: what you really like, what you sort of like, and what you couldn't care less about. Then give away all but the first pile.
Stay in and make your own healthy Halloween recipes with friends. Try this recipe for
Bloody Finger Pizza. You'll need: • chopped red bell peppers

• low-fat string cheese sticks

• cooked pizza crust

• pizza sauce

Spread pizza sauce on cooked crust. Arrange cheese sticks on the pizza. Then place bell pepper pieces at tips of cheese to look like fingernails. Heat in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until the cheese starts to melt.

5 Skip Holloween candy altogether this year. Instead, trick-or-treat for charity. Ask people for loose change in place of chocolate. The United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, is a popular and well-known organization that helps children in need worldwide. Go to www.unicefusa.org or ask your teacher to order collection boxes for the whole class. Helping others will make you feel better than eating a box of candy.

Source: Current Health 1, Oct2006

1 comment:

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