Teaching your kids about healthy snacking is always a challenge, but Halloween can be an especially tricky time of year. Between class parties, Halloween events and trick-or-treating, you may end up with a truly frightening pile of candy in your house. And it's not just the kids — I don't know about you, but I'm more likely to dig into the candy stash than the kids because I know where it's hidden.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help make sure that no one overdoes it on the candy this year. First, sit down with the kids and go through the candy pile together. Set some ground rules and let everyone choose which candy to keep and which to give away. Maybe let each child pick out 10 favorite pieces. In my family, we like to keep the chocolate candy and give away the rest. Decide what works best for your family.
Once the candy is sorted, there are a number of things you can do with the leftovers: