It can be the season of nutritional horror stories for parents
By Sarah Lemon
October 31, 2012 2:00 AM
As Halloween only gains in popularity, so does the opportunity to gain a few extra pounds.
Scare off the specter of sweets, say nutrition experts, by filling up on wholesome foods, particularly right before kids start filling their trick-or-treat bags. Skipping supper on the assumption that families will consume additional calories only guarantees they’ll be the wrong kind.
“Especially the day that they are trick-or-treating … make sure that it’s a high-protein, moderate-fat kind of meal,” says nutrition counselor Kellie Hill, owner of The Right Plan in Medford. “Get adults, kids, everybody well full before they start out on that quest for candy.”
Both Hill and registered dietitian Cathy Miller suggest a hearty chili, which can be made ahead of time,
reheated in a slow-cooker and even kept hot for second helpings after the family canvases for candy.
“They’re going to come back hungry,” says Hill…Read More