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11 Tasty Halloween Treats That Won’t Haunt Your Diet

HalloweenDietPublished October 2013: Livestrong

11 Tasty Halloween Treats That Won’t Haunt Your Diet

Article Excerpt:

Even though you may be excited about Halloween approaching, the ubiquitousness of candy corn, caramel apples and chocolate bars can put a haunting halt to your diet. From homemade trail mix to fruity kabobs, read on to find tasty treats for this year’s Halloween party that won’t put a shocking end to your healthy lifestyle.
Make fruits and veggies festive this October by compiling a healthy kabob buffet. Stacey Antine, a New-Jersey based dietitian and author of Appetite for Life, recommends arranging a colorful cut-fruit platter with strawberries, grapes, melon balls and apples next to a harvest veggie platter complete with cut carrots, cucumbers, beans and peas for do-it-yourself kabobs. Provide bamboo skewers and allow party guests to create fruit and veggie concoctions separated by cubed low-fat cheddar cheese. “You can give out stickers or prizes for creativity, most veggies or the most colorful kabob,” suggests Antine.

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– Shannon Philpott



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