Halloween is known for being a scary time of year, but as registered dietitians and moms – the most frightening part for us is that the average trick-or-treater consumes about 3 cups of sugar (4,800 calories!) on Halloween night alone. Eeks! And then theres still all of the leftover candy to consider.
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More than 36 million children in the United States go trick-or-treating, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a great deal of sugar-laden Halloween candy that is finding its way back into our homes. Young guests at your Halloween party will have their fill of candy and chocolate, so take this opportunity to derail the sugar train for a night. Treat kids to something different in their Halloween party favor bags by eliminating the sugar and elevating the fun.
For many reasons, parents have begun considering alternatives to receiving gifts at parties. Rather than simply ask for “no birthday gifts” on the invitation, replace the gifts with something meaningful to your child. Rather than treating the absence of gifts as a sacrifice, frame it as a new and different experience and highlight what makes the birthday celebration special.
First birthday parties are great, but let’s be honest–that little guest of honor is not going to remember the day. It may not make the most sense to invest in a party for someone who will most likely not be able to stay awake for the whole event. If a first birthday doesn’t make sense for your family, choose an alternative way to celebrate.
Another year has passed and it’s once again time to think about what to buy that man in your life for Father’s Day. With so many types of men, it could be difficult to figure out what to get your type. And so, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a thorough list of unique gift options…
Being a vegetarian can be especially hard on Thanksgiving. With a holiday feast centered around a turkey, finding delicious non-meat alternatives can be a real challenge for you and your family. So to help you out, weve compiled our yummiest dishes all of which are sure to stuff your stomachs.
For many, Thanksgiving is all about the food. However, this emphasis on good eats does not mean that you need to spend your time slaving over a hot stove on this holiday. To free yourself up to enjoy the festivities with your family and friends, plan some simple Thanksgiving meal options. By selecting these alternatives to the old standbys, you can delight your guests with tasty treats without breaking a sweat.
As fall gets into full swing, we can’t help but be super excited for one of our favorite holidays, HALLOWEEN! When we were kids, we used to love to trick-or-treat and now with children and nieces of our own, we are really looking forward to sharing this fun day with them.But don’t get too scared… just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean we feed them with endless amounts of candy and unhealthy snacks!
Easter is almost here! If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for what to leave in your family’s Easter baskets, we’ve got you covered.Here are a few of our favorite sweets and treats:1. Big Hopper Easter Gift from Harry & David2.Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels from Marich3. Homemade Marshmallow Peeps (get the recipe here)4. Gimbal’s Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans5. LindtMilk Chocolate Gold BunnyPINTEREST …
Serving up festive snacks and appetizers at a Christmas party leaves your guests in awe, but it doesn’t have to keep you in the kitchen all day. Simple snacks with a holiday theme keep the guests happy and make you look like a culinary genius. If a salmon ball or cheese log is too boring, consider other simple alternatives to keep the guests full this holiday season.