Published October 2013: Livestrong
11 Tasty Halloween Treats That Won’t Haunt Your Diet
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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