Thursday, May 23, 2013
Don't Be Scared of Halloween Candy
Freezing leftover candy is a great way to make it last and to use it sparingly. Carve up those miniatures into shavings for a glam dessert garnish, or chop up candy bars for frozen yogurt topping. Leftover chocolate can be melted and used as fruit dip. Chop and add to fruit breads or whole-grain pancakes for a more healthful treat. If you're worried about the kids' sugar intake, then allow them a few pieces after trick-or-treating and for a few days after the holiday. Then use a barter system to rid them of the rest of the candy. Small toys, stickers or even cold, hard cash is hard to refuse in exchange for a few pieces of candy. With some creative thinking, Halloween doesn't have to spook your diet.