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Ghouls Bite Out!
Ghouls Bite Out!
Sneaky Snacker Alert!

A shocking 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids' candy bags. 90%!!!  So, chances are, if you have kids (or know any!), you'll be doing some munching.  Before sinking your fangs into some Halloween treats, know your "fun size" facts:
 
Halloween fun/snack sizes:
Twizzlers  - 45 calories
Milk Duds -  40 calories
Butterfinger - 100 calories
Milky Way -  75 calories
Tootsie Roll (Midgee) - 23 calories

If you're handing out candy this year (and who isn't?!), be sure to give out stuff that doesn't tempt you.  If you've mistakenly (yeah, RIGHT) purchased your favorite chocolate bars, get rid of 'em ASAP and stock up on some other, less appealing stuff.  And treat yourself to some of our yummy pumpkin dessert recipes instead of gobbling up your kid's Halloween stash.  Good luck...and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Chefs Don't Count Calories...

Oh, here's a shocker.  It seems most chefs don't care AT ALL about how many calories their dishes contain.  A survey of 300 U.S. chefs found that only one in six cares about how many calories they place in front of you.   What does matter to them is taste, looks and customer expectations.  Both chefs and restaurant owners insist that it's up to the diners to know when to stop eating, and therefore it's likely that serving sizes (as well as our pants sizes) will continue to grow.  HG's advice?  Be careful...and do your part to make sure your favorite local eateries become part of healthydiningfinder.com (our new favorite website).  If we all start demanding healthy options and detailed nutritional info, we can make a difference.
Portion Distortion
Portion Distortion
100 Calorie-licious
100 Calorie-licious
Spotted on Shelves...

Hershey's 100 Calorie Snacks -  We hear the new 100 Calorie Bars from Hershey's ROCK.  Grab an assortment of them in Pretzel, Wafer, and Dark Chocolate  -- in a collectible tin.  Get it in stores, or order it online.

Tabasco -  New Flavors - If you LOVE to spice up your food, check out some new flavors from Tabasco -- including Garlic, Chipotle  and SWEET & Spicy.  (Psssst...The SWEET & Spicy isn't as low-cal as the rest of 'em!)

Kettle Brand Bakes Pita Chips - Move over, Stacy!  The new baked pita snacks from our friends at Kettle Foods come in Salt Kissed and Salt  & Pepper.  Each 1-oz. serving has 120 calories, 3.5g fat and 1g fiber. Yum!
The Buzz...

We know we say this all the time, but now there's even more research showing that eating veggies may actually keep your brain "younger" and your mind sharperClick to read more.  ***Wow, our turkey-tastic pals over at Butterball are VERY progressive. They're launching a six-episode podcast that'll give you very helpful advice for Thanksgiving.  Meal-prep, advice, real-life stories and more will all be part of this first-ever holiday-meal-themed podcast.  It starts this Thursday in the "Holiday Guide" section.  Check it out.  ***Have you seen the super-entertaining Diet Coke/Mentos video yet?  It's worth viewing, for sure.  ***Ever hear of making an omelette in a Ziploc bag?  Verrrry interesting, easy, and apparently, all the rage.  Click for the 411.  That's all we've got.  HG out!
Vegetables: The New Brain Food
Vegetables: The New Brain Food
CHEW ON THIS:

Today, October 30th, is National Candy Corn Day. Each 26-piece serving of the stuff contains a reasonable 140 calories and is completely free of fat!

 
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