Special Guest Blog: Sweet Treats for a Healthy Halloween

October 29, 2010

Today we're featuring a special guest blog from Yvette Garfield, author and creator of the Handstand Kids Cookbook series, books full of kid-friendly recipe ideas for the whole family.

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Featured on the Today Show, Yvette Garfield leads kids in recipes from the Handstand Kids Cookbook

by Yvette Garfield

Halloween is approaching and that means delicious, sweet treats will be everywhere. To keep it fun but healthy for kids, here's one easy tip: Dipped apple slices are a great way to get your kids eating fruit for their Halloween treat!

Pick up some Halloween cookie cutters and shape your apples into witches, ghosts, and goblins. Let your kids dip the fruit into a caramel or chocolate sauce.  

With all the parties and trick-or-treating, don't forget to explain that candy is dessert. It's a treat to be enjoyed after eating a meal, not to snack on throughout the day.  Let kids enjoy one or two candies after they finish their lunch or dinner.

Happy (healthy!) Halloween!

HSC thanks Yvette for contributing this blog!  For another recipe we've spotlighted from the Handstand Kids Cookbook series, check out these Apple-Licious TaquitosTo learn more about her cookbook series, click here or contact her at yvette@handstandkids.com.

For more healthy Halloween tips, here are some great ideas from HSC Deputy Director Mark Bishop.