Tricks for healthier Halloween treats

by Christina Meyer-Jax, Tastemaker in Residence

Halloween is one week away and if you’re just as excited about Halloween as your kids are, but not so excited about a day of sugar there are some smarter tricks for treats. What do you think?

How about Meatballs with Pumpkin BBQ sauce, Power Up Apple Spice Muffins , adorable fruit parfaits topped with whipped cream (see below) and turn a banana into Casper the ghost. 

The average American eats 3.4 pounds of candy over Halloween. Nutrition professor Christina Meyer-Jax shares her ideas for how to avoid some of it, but still satisfy your taste buds.

Offer a healthier bar to your party-goers, you just might be surprised!