Pistachios in the News!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014

happy halloween

This time of year Halloween treats find their way from the aisles of grocery stores to baskets, lanterns and pillowcases on Halloween night, and may even end up in a secret hiding spot in your kitchen. Maintaining healthy eating habits around sugar-crazed Halloween may seem difficult, but here are few tips and tricks to help ensure a healthy Halloween and keep the stomachaches away.

  1. Greet your trick-or-treaters with a healthy Halloween treat! Surprise the neighborhood ghosts and goblins with popcorn balls, trail mix or even a bag of pistachios. Now available, 1oz. packs of pistachios offer a fun, Halloween alternative with no added sugar, plus protein, fiber and healthy fats.
  2. Fuel up before the trick-or-treat outing. To prevent the kids from filling up on candy while making their way up the neighborhood street, ensure that kids eat a healthy dinner before heading out to trick-or-treat.
  3. Even though most Halloween treats are “Fun Size,” remember portion control. After the excitement of sorting, counting and trading, help the kids portion out their candy. Write their names on re-sealable bags and let the kids decorate their bags with Halloween stickers for personalized, portioned out treats.
  4. Halloween isn’t all about the candy. Everyone loves the candy, but there are other ways to enjoy Halloween to ensure it doesn’t become entirely about the sweet treats. Spooky crafts and haunted dinners are sure to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit.