5 Tricks for Saving on Halloween Treats

Sandra Hanna | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

With Canadians planning to spend an average of $43 on decorations this year, those costs can sure add up. But no need to be frightened! Just like a classic Superman costume, these savvy saving tips are here to the rescue!

The Health Nut's Halloween Dilemma

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

While most parents think of the oral health concerns or the sugar rush and hyperactivity that seems to follow candy, the health nut parent thinks of the long term effects. The body's internal response to all of that junk is not a small concern. Sugar can be brushed and flossed and rinsed off of the surface of the teeth, but once you've chewed and swallowed, your body is left to pay the consequences.

I'm Against Giving Fitness Passes Instead of Candy on Halloween

Abby Langer | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Telling kids that they can't eat candy at Halloween is not going to improve their diet. Teaching your kids how to make healthy choices all year round will. Changing someone's mindset shouldn't include taking something away from them that they look forward to -- it's just going to make them upset. Mindset-changing happens over time, with proper education.

Why You Should Just Let Your Kids Eat Their Halloween Candy

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I believe that it is normal to eat candy in moderation any time of the year. It is also normal to eat a little more after collecting the spoils of Halloween. Sure, it contains no vitamins or minerals or added physical benefits to our lives but eating a treat isn't about maximizing antioxidant intake.

The Torture of Leftover Halloween Candy

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I had this thought as I secretly stuffed a third mini-Mars bar into my mouth: my daughters are going to smell chocolate on my breath. I better rinse m...

How the Candy Witch Can Revolutionize Halloween

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rachel Parent

Candy can also have a darker side for parents who are trying to keep their kids as healthy as possible, or protect them from allergic reactions by restricting what candy their kids can have. Imagine how the kid feels when they have a food allergy and can't have candy -- seeing other kids reaping the benefits of their trick-or-treating, dumping out their huge bags of candy and sorting through what they got -- it's both sad and frustrating.

Trick-or-Treating is For Kids. Period.

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's fair to say that many teens love getting something for nothing. Free candy? It fits the bill. And every October 31, they fail to disappoint, showing up at the door, thrusting a bag in the direction of unwitting participants, sometimes without even uttering the agreed request -- sometimes, the words "Trick or Treat" aren't even mentioned.

Here's a Tip: Don't Hand Out Fat-Shaming Notes to Kids

Darlena Cunha | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Perhaps by now you've seen the letter handed out by a woman in North Dakota to children she deems to be "moderately obese" who she thinks shouldn't be consuming candy this Halloween. There are so many things wrong with this I hardly know where to start.

SavvyMom Roundup: Autism Awareness, Bacon and White T-Shirts

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Autism Awareness, April Fools' Day spoofs, more bacon, more white t-shirts and party favours -- that's what caught my attention this week. 1. April 2...

Savvy Tips to Survive the Halloween Sugar Rush

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg We love Halloween and we love how much our kids love Halloween. That's why we don't want to sound like the fun police, but we do want to make some sense of the excess (read: the sugar excess). Here are 12 simple and subtle ways to manage the candy rush -- including tips on how to curb our own temptations.

Don't Be Tricked by Treats: How To Avoid Overindulging At Halloween

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg Let's face it: Halloween is a holiday dedicated to candy so the opportunities to derail your regularly balanced diet are going to be all over the place for at least a week. Here are four handy tips for keeping your cravings under control and and avoiding being scared away from the scale come November.

15 Allergy-Friendly Foods

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's hard enough to find foods your kids will eat, but if they have a food allergy (or someone at school does), it can seriously limit your culinary options -- not to mention, it makes grocery shopping a challenge. To ease your allergy pain, we've rounded up our 15 Food Allergy Savers.

How to Make Bacon Candy!

Cottage Life | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

Deep brown and irresistible, bacon plus caramelized brown sugar makes a tasty snack with drinks. Or cut in small pieces and scatter over ice cream. Seriously. Then watch it disappear.

Halloween Candy: Should You Stop Your Child From Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living

For many children, Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the year. Not only do they get to dress up as ghouls or witches or superheroes or ...

Tired Of Regular Poutine? Try It With Candy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Living

Deep-fried Kit Kat pieces, marshmallows and caramel sauce probably doesn't come to mind when you think of poutine. But the Canadian Youtube cooking...

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Try These Healthy Snacks

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada Living

Processed foods such as candy, chocolate bars, ice cream, cakes, cookies and pies are like sludge for your digestive tract. Any ingredient your body d...