Summer is here!
The summer sun has arrived and we know it’s hard to believe but all over the Puget Sound, communities, organizations, businesses, and even shopping malls, are already preparing for their Halloween and fall events. If you would like to see your local events go green this year, let us know and we’ll be in touch with the events’ planning team. Our vision is to see Green Halloween® incorporated into every public event in our region. If you live outside of the Puget Sound, we can still help. Contact us for details.
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Halloween is the day we associate with indulging ourselves with candy and sweets, but it’s hard to overlook the fact that our country has a serious, year-round sweet tooth.
Satisfying this sweet tooth has become more dangerous as more and more of the foods we find on our grocery store shelves include high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a sweetener that has been linked to diabetes and obesity. Avoiding refined sugars, including HFCS, may seem like a daunting task, but there are a surprising number of healthier alternatives that you can use to sweeten your favorite desserts and other dishes.
Even if you are not ready to start thinking about that fabulous Halloween party you are going to host later this year, summer is the perfect time to try out some old recipes with some new sweeteners.
PCC Natural Markets, a local chain selling natural foods, has created “A guide to natural sweeteners” that is a great resource for anyone looking to make healthier choices when it comes to sweet foods. The guide describes a number of sweeteners such as agave and brown rice syrup, and includes an easy to use chart for substituting these healthier options for the traditional white sugar recipes usually call for.
And when you are ready to make some scarily wholesome dishes for your Halloween Party this October, make sure to check out our web page with resources for hosting your own Green Halloween® Party or Neighborhood Bash.
Green Halloween® is a non-profit, grassroots, community movement to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween.
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Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Washington Oral Health Foundation
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