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Costumes, and candy, and sugar! Oh my! That’s what comes to my mind when I think about Halloween. Children enjoy dressing up as their favorite characters, going door to door in the neighborhood, and filling a bag or bucket with candy. But with all that candy comes a lot of sugar. Children in the US consume up to 17% of sugar in their diet daily. Sugar is often hidden in packaged foods and drinks and is highly processed. It is often labeled with different names like high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, honey detoxes raw sugar, and other names. Candy is a known culprit for its high sugar content. Too much sugar, especially in young children, can lead to issues with obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, and other health problems down the road.
In lieu of a bucket of candy, here are some healthy Halloween-themed snacks you can make with your children that don’t require baking:
There are many healthy options to enjoy the Halloween holiday. Find a snack that uses your child’s favorite foods and involve them in the prep. Make multiple to pass out in their classroom or to passing trick-or-treaters. Happy Halloween!
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to get crafty with some ghoulishly delightful DIY projects. This year, TikTok has been buzzing with creative ideas, from eco-friendly hanging ghosts to illuminating mini pumpkin string lights. Here are a few of our favorites that you can try yourself.
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If you're a lover of Halloween and all things scary, you may be prepping your home to celebrate the holiday. While searching for Halloween decorations, don't overlook one of the best decorations to have in your home for the holiday and year-round: plants.
Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the rich and diverse culture and history of the Hispanic and Latino countries and communities. It runs from September 15th to October 15th and holds a special significance as many Central and South American countries celebrate their independence days within this timeframe, adding to the pride each country has for its unique history. In this celebration of culture, we cannot overlook the significance of traditional Hispanic foods. These dishes, with their unique blend of influences, reflect the heart and soul of Hispanic and Latino heritage. From mole in Mexico to arepas in Colombia, these culinary traditions tell a story of diversity and flavor.
When it comes to Halloween, it may be challenging to know what Halloween decor to buy since there are so many options and styles. Whether it's leaning into the scary side full of tricks or the fun, kitschy side filled with bright orange finds.
Are you looking for some family-friendly funny Halloween jokes for kids? Then you’ve come to the right place!
What comes to your mind when you think of traditional Halloween treats? For some, it is caramel apples; for others, it’s candy corn. Maybe there is another treat that is special to your family. There are many different treats and traditions around the world associated with Autumn and Halloween.
The best part of fall is all the holiday decorating opportunities it brings, starting with Halloween. One of the easiest ways to bring some Halloween decor into your home is with garlands.
It's hard to deny the impact of "Barbie." Crowds came out donned in all pink, glitter, as well as outfits that showed off the array of Barbie's costumes over the year. While the Barbie hype has yet to slow down, it's time to think how to show off your spirit this fall. When it comes to Halloween decor, can pink and typical Halloween pieces go hand-in-hand? They definitely can. Check out our list of 15 pink Halloween items below.
While it's not spooky season just yet, there's no harm in getting your home's decor ready with some seriously fun Halloween-inspired items. Make your space more moody with dramatic black candlesticks, swap light summery pieces for rich velvets, autumnal hues, and witchy finds, or embrace the spirit with decorative pumpkins, a terracotta skull planter, and ghost candle.