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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

You've probably seen some cute Halloween food and candy ideas floating around on Pinterest this month. We have, too, and we've filtered through all of them to find some fun and healthy Halloween activities for the whole family!

Here are some of our favorite things that make a healthy Halloween fun:

1. Paint a pumpkin teal.

Through the Teal Pumpkin Project (launched by FARE), painting a porch pumpkin teal (and displaying a sign like this one) allows trick-or-treaters to know your house has Halloween offerings safe for those with allergies! Now that's fun!

2. Make munch-able, yummy mummies.

Try some recipes like these to make yummy Fall and Halloween treats for lunch boxes and weekend get-togethers that don't revolve around cookies, candy, and cavities.

3. Serve a little boo for breakfast.

Using this delicious, veggie pancake recipe, make these adorable spiderweb pancakes!

4. Focus on the walking, not the collecting.

Make a map of the neighborhood and see how many houses you can cross off in a certain amount of time! Rather than collecting candy from your neighbors when they answer the door, ask if they'll initial the map on their house. Offer a fun toy or coloring book for the winners!

5. Make sure everyone is on the same page.

According to the CDC, one of the most challenging parts of Halloween for parents is feeling they are not in control when another caretaker is involved. Between spouses, grandparents, and child care, have the conversation of what you feel is acceptable when it comes to Halloween treats. Worried about yourself and the peer pressure at work? Have the same conversation with your team: make sure everyone is on the same page in regards to reaching goals and having a safe and healthy Halloween.

Here are some more tips from the CDC on having a healthy Halloween!

6. Pump out the pumpkin!

From pumpkin seeds to pumpkin dip, this slightly sweet and gourd-geous squash makes it feel like Fall. Try one (or all) of these:

Pumpkin Dip from Health,,10000000549850,00.html
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds from She Wears Many Hats

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