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10 NON-CANDY Halloween Treats

The sweetest time of the year is coming, literally. On Halloween, supermarket aisles are filled with bags of candies and chocolates where Americans spend more than $2 billion to buy them, and kids go trick-and-treating and bring buckets filled with sweets. And in the end, everyone will consume all those candies.

This Halloween instead of giving away candies and chocolates, try something different:

 

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Picture of 4-Ct Halloween 3D Eraser Pack
Erasers from Geddes
haunted house box - instant download - printable paper house - halloween box - commercial uses allowed - halloween decoration box - spooky
Haunted House Printable Box from RoseClipArt
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Jack-o’-Lantern Treat Box from Cookieboxstore
Spider Rings from Target
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Yummy Erasers from Blippo
Gel stickers from Target
Ghost Paper Boxes from Twomysterybox
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Witches’ Broom Pens from Geddes
paper cut halloween spooky house treat box ready made 2,5x2,5x4,5inch
Spooky House Box from RubiaCraft
Picture of Sticky Critters Toy Assortment
Sticky critters from Geddes

Reducing Sugar in our Diet

Helpful tips from AHA to reduce consumption of sugar in our diet (and even more now that the Holiday season is coming!)

10+ HEALTHY Halloween Food Ideas

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1. Mandarin Pumpkin from A Designer Life

Mandarin Pumpkins | 5 Easy Halloween Food Ideas

2. Witch’s Broomstick from Mom Foodie

Easy Witch's Broomstick Snacks

Want it healthier? Use low-fat cheese and remove the coarse salt from the pretzels (or substitute to low-salt/unsalted pretzels)

 

3. Witch’s Hand from Toni Spilsbury

Halloween DIY Crafts

Want it healthier? Substitute candies for dried fruits like prune pieces.

4. Jack-o’-Lantern Pepper with shredded chicken and rice from Everyday Jenny

Stuffed peppers with shredded chicken, black beans and Mexican rice. Great for a Halloween dinner. Recipe at everydayjenny.com

5. Apple Monster Mouths from Snixy Kitchen

6. Pumpkin Cheese Ball from Food Network

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Cream cheese mixture covered with nacho chip crumbs

7. Mini Spider Pizzas from Recipe Runner

Mini Spider Pizzas | Recipe Runner | Spooky fun mini pizzas using delicious black olives! #CalOlivesHalloween #CleverGirls

8. Deviled Ham Eyeball Sandwich from Food Network

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Want it healthier? Use whole grain bread and can also make it with tuna or shredded chicken instead of ham.

9. Carrot Pumpkins from Little Dairy on the Prairie

Carrot Pumpkins! A cute and healthy Halloween treat! Little Dairy on the Prairie

10. Halloween Tortilla Chips from Simply Designing

Homemade Halloween Chips ~ These would be yummy served with hummas or salsa!:

11. Frozen Boo-nanas Pops from Skinny Taste

Want it healthier? Dip the bananas in yogurt instead of chocolate.

12. Bat Bites from Food Network

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Cream cheese ball covered with black sesame seeds or poppy seeds and tortilla chips as wings.

13. Apple Spiders from Target

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Bonus: Ghost Cutlery from Food Network

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Check out: 10 NON-CANDY Halloween Treat Ideas

Behind the Scenes: Garden veggies

Garden Veggies – Coloring Paper

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Download PDF: veggies_coloring_page

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Pickled Radish Veggie Wrap (Korean Mussam)

 

How to wrap the veggie wraps:

Be creative and put any veggies and proteins as you like!

The Pickled radish can be found in Asian Supermarkets or you can prepare it yourself as shown on the video below.

How to prepare Pickled Radish:

For a healthier pickled radish:

  1. Thinly slice the radishes.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar and water (ratio 1:1 or lower), 1 tbsp (or less) of sugar and pinch of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cool down.
  3. Pour the brine over the radishes and refrigerate.
  4. The pickles will be ready in 1-2 days.

Urban Food Policy Forum at CUNY

Urban Farming 🍅 and Social Justice ⚖️ Talk on Oct 19 at CUNY.

FREE Event: RSVP at www.cunyurbanfoodpolicy.org

See you there! 😊

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