New Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Other Tips to Up Your Halloween Game

Now that autumn is here, the countdown to the holiday season has officially begun. Of course, the festivities kick off with the arrival of Halloween.

While Halloween has always been associated with all things scary, not everyone wants to celebrate this fun occasion the same way. If you want more creative alternatives to candy treats and ghost costumes, and are looking for new ways to make this year’s celebration more memorable, don’t fret. Here are a few things you can do to up your Halloween game:

Ditch the Candy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in three kids in the country is either obese or overweight. Unfortunately, Halloween is the season for candy, which is chock full of sugar and empty calories. If you want to give healthier treats this year, Victoria Vogt of HowStuffWorks.com offers a nifty alternative:

Although you’ll probably have to make them from scratch if you get a craving in, say, March, during trick-or-treating season, you can usually find bags of factory-sealed popcorn balls in many grocery stores. Your favorite ghouls and goblins will like the fun Halloween themes on the packaging, and you can rest assured that they’re getting a healthy portion of fiber without the excess sugars and fats that typical Halloween goodies serve up…

Munching and crunching to their heart’s content, your children get 2 grams or 8 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber for every 28-gram popcorn ball they knock back. (That’s based on a 2,000-calorie diet.)

Even better, this low-sodium treat contains just 100 calories per serving, while providing 25% of the body’s daily carbohydrate requirement.

10 healthy holloween treats

Un-Halloween” Jack-O-Lanterns
Another Halloween, another jack-o-lantern with triangular eyes and jagged teeth. Pumpkin carving can be more than just this traditional and all too common design—it can actually be a fun way to express your creative side. For a fresh take on this fun Halloween activity, why not try carving pumpkins with patterns that are unique and unexpected?

Companies like PumpkinGlow sell a variety of “un-Halloween” pumpkin carving patterns that can easily transform anyone into master carvers. Capture popular movie and cartoon characters into realistic images on your centerpiece. Also, instead of ghoulish and eerie creatures, how about celebrating the greatest American heroes by rendering their icons on your Halloween pumpkin?

Fun Parties
Halloween isn’t just for kids—adults can have a blast, too, by throwing a party. In keeping with turning the occasion into something artistic, you can be more creative with your cocktails. Serve something unusual but refreshing like the “Black Cat,” which is a mixture of raspberry Chambord and vodka; or a healthy concoction using carrots and the spirit of your choice.

 

(Source: 10 Healthy Halloween Treats, HowStuffWorks.com)

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Posted on 10 September '14 by +, under Info Article.

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