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healthier halloween ideas

It can be really tough to reconcile those mounds of candy and chips with a family practice of junk food moderation for the rest of the year. How do you explain why it’s ok for them to their body weight in chemically-loaded, sugar-high inducing non-food one week a year when they’re only allowed to have it once in a while the other 50 weeks of the year?

There are ways to avoid a month-long household sugar high (and the resulting immunity low) and escape with your parental integrity intact.

toasted pumpkin seeds

Don’t throw out your Jack O’ Lantern’s brains! Pumpkin seeds are super healthy and so simple and fun to toast up post-carving! Pumpkin seeds, or “pepitas”, are a very good source of magnesium and manganese, and a good source of zinc, various phytochemicals and vitamin E. Lightly toasting them brings out the flavour, and is […]

happy healthier halloween!

How do you deal with the abundance of junk food in your home after Halloween? It can be really tough to reconcile those mounds of candy and chips with a family practice of junk food moderation for the rest of the year.  How do you explain why it’s ok for them to eat thousands and […]

the candy dilemma

How do you deal with the abundance of junk food in your home after Halloween? It can be really tough to reconcile those mounds of candy and chips with a family practice of junk food moderation for the rest of the year.  How do you explain why it’s ok for them to eat thousands and […]