9 Healthier Halloween Treats for Kids

9876131_l1. Tattoos

Ok, so it’s not a treat in the traditional sense, and it’s not necessarily “healthy” by design, but it is an alternative to a sugary sweet – and it’s sure to be a hit. Give temp tattoos of funny skulls, pumpkins, witches, etc. You could even have a bit of water at the ready if kids want to put them on right away.

2. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels

You’re already not giving candy, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Opting for treats that kids don’t get every day is just as good – that’s the whole point! This thing comes once a year. Make the treats you choose just slightly different than an everyday snack and you’ll be successful.

Choose pretzels with a yummy filling but no hydrogenated oils. Of course, a lot of kids aren’t able to eat nuts, so be careful about who you hand these to!

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Contest Announcement! An Apple a Day for a FoodScience Fave

Great news, everyone! We’ve got a contest coming up that will knock around your creative juices and shake up your taste buds.  It’s apple time.

Share your best apple recipe on our Facebook page for a chance to win a dedicated FoodScience video blog where we try out your recipe and share it everywhere.

11932270_lWe’re looking for originality and fun – as well as taste, of course.

If you’ve got the best classic apple pie this side of the Mississippi, please do tell. But we’re ready to think outside the crust. Salads, soups, casseroles, breakfasts, cookies – the possibilities are endless.

Bring it on, apple lovers. We’re ready for fall.

Is a Boot Camp Class for Me?

boot-camp-The standard boot camp class has been sprinting around the fitness scene for a while. If you’re like me, though, you might have slipped through the trend cracks on this one.

Maybe you have your reasons. Maybe your reasons involve your personality, your disdain for – ugh classes, or your lack of desire to spend money on a good ol’ turn-red-and-vomit session. Mine did.

But when I finally bit the boot camp bullet this summer (I was able to get a few free classes) I learned that I was wrong about something. It wasn’t boot camp. Boot camp was exactly what I expected.

It was definitely me.

Here’s what I learned.

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International Food Nights: Turmeric, Lycopene and More!

international foodHow do you spice up your dinner routine?

We’re fans of healthy meals, but sometimes eating healthy gets a little boring. If you, like us, are looking for a way to spice up your meals, we highly suggest adopting an international theme for at least one night of the week.

Whether you opt for Indian, Italian, Mexican , Thai, Vietnamese, or any other ethnic palate,  international cuisine can be exquisitely healthy, given the right ingredients.

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4 Favorite Quinoa Recipes for Fall

quinoa saladQuinoa is no longer the latest healthy recipe fad. (That distinction goes to locally-sourced ingredients.) But that doesn’t mean it’s not still at the top of our list for high protein meal options. As we head into autumn and switch up our pallets, we’re excited for quinoa dishes that ooze warmth, comfort, and of course, wholesome nutrition.

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