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Healthy Trick or Treat!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Ready for the trick and treat? Of course, kids are a lot more excited than you. They’ve been waiting for this day to come as it would definitely be a day filled with fun and sweets. Unfortunately, this is also the day when you can’t control your kid’s consumption of unhealthy food and candy. Even if you are able to bake your super delish pumpkin cake and was able to perfectly cook your mom’s killer recipe of pumpkin soup, kids would still prefer eating the sugary candies.

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By the time dinner is ready, they are already full. It is not an uncommon scenario catching them sleeping with candies and gums on their mouth, isn’t it? They would even intentionally skip toothbrushing.

So, you will no longer be worrying about these things, why not break the practice? Although you can’t entirely eliminate trick or treat with candies, you can do something different and something healthier for the kids. Who knows? Moms in your neighborhood will do the same next year, and everyone will then be having a health trick or treating?
Here are some of the healthy ideas for the trick or treat or some candy alternatives that might be better for your kids than what you usually serve them during this time of the year.

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Microwave Popcorn. Who says popcorns are just for watching movies? You can use them for trick and treat, too! Obviously, they are a lot healthier than candies.

Bagged Pretzels. There are lots of pretzel flavors you can choose from for the trick and treat. All it requires is the additional creativity on your packing. Make sure they look interesting and colorful.

Graham Cookies. No, not the boring graham cookies. Mold them into bear-like shape so they appear more exciting. Most importantly, not too sweet!

Sugar-Free Gum. Yeah, sugar-free gums are not all tasteless and unsweetened. You can get them with different flavors minus the sugar.

What about some non-food alternatives? Yeah, it is possible and acceptable for trick or treat as well. If you want to avoid all the junk food, then you might just give the kids something to play and work on. You might like to give them these:

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• Temporary Tattoos.
• Halloween Stickers.
• Crayons.
• Halloween-themed Coloring Books.
• Glow in the Dark Accessories.
• Bubbles.

Even without the sweets, you can still make Trick or Treat fun and exciting. Just apply some of your creativity on it, and the kids will surely love them.

How about the Halloween dinner? Aren’t you ready yet? Perhaps, you need some help from Blacktown Spit Roast Catering.

Halloween is Coming! Ready?

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Halloween is a season where children and adults love the most next to Christmas. Why? Because instead of singing carols in the street, Halloween is a perfect time of the year why children and adult alike would knock to every home in the neighborhood for trick and treat. In addition to that, everyone loves the annual Halloween costume party where everybody would try to dress up in the spookiest outfit or the weirdest one. On top of that, who can resists the following Halloween food ideas?

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Mummy Cake. Everybody loves chocolate cake! Well, put a little twist on it by coming up with a chocolate mummy cake. Shape the cake into a coffin like design with a mummy frosted topping. Wouldn’t that be perfect for your Halloween gathering?

Marshmallow Pops. If you are tired of giving our candies and chocolates to trick or treat kinds then be creative enough to have marshmallow pops. Have a large marshmallow in a printed paper straw. You can choose your own design by having fondant and some candies pieces forming Frankenstein, skulls, scarecrows, pumpkins and ghosts.

Jack-O-Lantern cheese balls. Who says cheese balls are only for the holidays? They can be perfect for Halloween too! Use your imagination and carve a large cheese ball into a Jack-O-Lantern. Attach some nachos in it to give it an overall pumpkin look. Candy Sprinkles or chocolates can be used to make eyes, the nose and the hallow mouth.

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Vampire Cocktail. Instead of having juices or coffee for your Halloween party, come up with something extraordinary like a vampire cocktail. Mix up some red wine or cheery flavored juice with some fruits and you have your vampire cocktail, presto!

Wicked Cupcakes. Turn an ordinary cupcake into a Halloween cupcake! How? That can be simple. You can use fondant and make witches hat like designs. You can also have ghosts by having plain while fondant on top of the cupcakes.

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