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GREEN TIP: There are some ways to reduce the sugary treats your children consume on Halloween without spoiling their spooky good time.

A while ago my friend Stephanie introduced me to an awesome website, Cookus Interruptus. The site is full of humor, wonderful tips and great recipes.

Here are some great tips for handling tomorrows Halloween candy bag from Cookus Interruptus:

  • Probably the most important tips is to feed your little trick or treaters a healthy meal prior to going out. If your kids aren’t hungrey when they head out the door, they’ll be less likely to eat everything in their bag before they return home. Protein and fiber are the key, according to Cookus Interruptus, because these ingredients ensure lasting fullness and help to keep blood sugar levels steady.
  • Institute a trade in program. Trade candy for books, cash or other prizes.
  • Let your kids have a piece of candy each day for about a week then hide the rest until Christmas time and use it to decorate Gingerbread houses.
For more frighteningly fabulous eco-friendly Halloween tips, visit http://greenhalloween.org/.

 

My Green Side’s web pick of the week:

Cookus Interruptus

A site designed to help you cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life’s interruptions. The site is full of wonderful recipes, kitchen and shopping tips and a wonderful blog.

 

 

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