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Trick Your Kids Into Eating Healthy

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It's Halloween time! This marks the beginning of the holiday season when we often find ourselves celebrating weeks prior to the arrival of each holiday.

Why wait until the new year to start eating healthier? Begin the season of candy, pies and cookies with healthy goals set in place. By committing to a healthier lifestyle now, you can save yourself from ever seeing the scale get to that not-so-pleasant number at the end of December.

Most of us have conditioned ourselves to feel the need to purchase Halloween candy weeks in advance of trick or treating. Candy is always going to be on the store shelves. Before buying any candy, try waiting a few days or at least a week before Halloween and school parties. You may not get the best sale price but you will be saving yourself a lot of guilt and calories.

A healthier option to buying candy and treats is to make them yourself with the help of your kids. Camouflaging fruit with fun kid-friendly toppings is an easy way to trick your kids into eating healthier this Halloween. Easy treats such as berries drizzled with chocolate, apple slices dipped in yogurt and granola, and chocolate bananas on a stick are nutritious and delicious. It doesn't have to be trick or treat this year. Try doing both, and enjoy a healthier holiday season!

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