Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pre-Hallowe'en Q's Day

I'm sure many dietitians and health professionals (and health conscious parents) dread the candy and chocolate that come with Hallowe'en.  Although many of our holidays and celebrations now revolve around candy and chocolate, it seems that Hallowe'en is a time of great indulgence. 

On a more positive note, Hallowe'en treats are already in small portions, so they can help you have control just by the smaller size.  Again, I want to stress moderation - for you and/or your children.  Set limits to how many pieces can be consumed in a day so that the candy and chocolate are not taking the place of healthier options.

If you're trying to figure out what treats to buy, Health Castle has written an article comparing different Hallowe'en candies and chocolate bars.  It's interesting to see how they match up.

Since it is Q's Day here at the Nutrishus Blog, I have 2 questions for you:
1) What will you be giving out to trick or treaters?
2) What is your favourite Hallowe'en treat?

Any questions, comments, answers, recipes, etc. are welcomed on Q's Day - have your say!

Steph Wheler, RD
something nutrishus counselling & coaching