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Target Recalls Halloween Window Decorations for Choking Hazard

With the Halloween season just a couple of days away, everyone is in the hype for the highly anticipated Trick or Treat party. We’re all in the mood of preparing mouthwatering foods to serve on the table! Kids are excited as well to go shopping for their spooky costumes and Halloween window decorations they’re going to use for that exciting occasion!

HALLOWEEN WINDOW DECORATIONS

But before you go shopping these Halloween decorations endlessly, you might want to pause for a while and read. Target hast just recalled over 127,000 Halloween-themed LED gel window “clings”. The reason for the recall is that these clings might pose choking hazards to your children.

Target Recalls Halloween Window Decorations fo Choking Risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall after the clings came apart and exposed their LED button battery compartment. If a child were to swallow the button, they could be at risk on choking.

The recall includes six clings namely:

  • green skeleton
  • pink skeleton
  • purple spider
  • black cat
  • orange pumpkin
  • black bat

These clings had a model number of 234-25-0904 printed on its gel cling’s packaging. Fortunately, Target didn’t receive an incident report yet. But for safety precautions, they initiated a recall. For those who purchased the clings, you can return them at any Target branch for a full refund.

Top 5 Tips You Should Follow to Stay Fit this Halloween Season!

Indulging on the temptation that tricks or treats offer for Halloween season this year? Let’s admit it; it’s not only the kids who munch on candy corns, chocolate bars, and candies during this spooky season. It may only happen once a year, but this stuff is rich in sugar and artificial ingredients.

Too many treats can mean more pounds and calories for us to burn. So how do we stay fit during Halloween?
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  1. Go ahead and plan. First have a wholesome and healthy meal or protein shave before you go trick or treating. Having a meal before attending a gathering can help you avoid hunger pains. This can prevent you from overeating and stuffing down too many candies and sugar.
  2. Exercise or workout, before you went about for trick or treats. This would be the best thing you should do during this year’s Halloween. Studies have shown that people are more likely to eat less after a workout or exercise. You’ll also feel great and you’ll achieve your weight goals. So work out for 30 minutes or more before you get suited up in your Halloween costumes.
  3. Avoid that candy bowl. Yes, even your favorites. Don’t place them where you can easily see them in your house. Serve candies or chocolates that you don’t crave. You’ll be tempted but ask someone to hide these from you.
  4. Eat in moderation. You can enjoy sugar filled goodies every now and then. You don’t need to deprive yourself of eating candies, treat yourself with that BUT in small portions. Even if it only happens once a year, we need to stay on the right track, avoid munching on too many goodies.
  5. Don’t forget your goals. Keep reminding yourself regarding your weight loss goals. Stick some notes where you can see them constantly.

Halloween is the one night where scaring people is the ‘trend’ and candies are bountiful. We should always keep in mind that these sugary treats can turn into monstrous calories that you’ll need to shed off through exercise and workouts.

Eat the chocolates and candies that you want, but again, only in small portions. Keep your eyes on your goals and eat healthy all year long. Check out our delectable fast metabolism diet Halloween recipes here!

Healthy Halloween Trick and Treat Tips for your Children

Ding, dong! Now that the Halloween season is fast approaching, I bet your kids are pretty excited for the event and by now preparing their treats and Halloween costumes for the upcoming Trick or Treat Party.  Halloween season is the favorite season of most kids as they get the chance to indulge themselves with unlimited candies and sweet pastries. A lot of pretzels, apples, pumpkins are coated with thick layer of caramel and chocolates will be present on the table  and as a health conscious individual, we couldn’t help but be anxious for our children’s well being.

Healthy Halloween Trick and Treat Tips for your Children

To help you navigate through the holiday with ease, we compiled these healthy Halloween tips for you and your children to recover your curb from sweet tooth and Halloween candy hangover.

  1. Eat Healthy Food before Trick or Treat Party

It is recommended that before your kids attend the trick or treat party, they should be full already with healthy foods. Serve your kids a healthy dinner packed with lots of protein, fruits, fibers and veggies. If the Halloween party falls on your Phase 1, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to serve high glycemic fruits. High glycemic fruits such as pineapples, mangoes, watermelons keeps your sugar cravings sated. If their sugar craving is already stable, they are less likely to indulge themselves in candies and other sweet pastries served on the table.

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  1. Hand Out non-sugary foods or Cook For Them!

Instead of packing sweet treats, go for healthier options like fruits, veggies, mini rice cereal, nuts and almonds, mini pops popcorn or turkey jerky!  If not, cook for them a healthy Halloween snack recipes they can enjoy and indulge themselves to something sweet. The trick here is to design and assemble these foods into funny, cool and spooky shapes, they are more likely to consume it.

  1. Stay Active

Encourage more activities and body coordination with your kids while they are in the party. A quick walk from house to house, or a little body movement such as dancing will help your kids burn the sugar they take and convert it to energy instead of depositing it as fats.

  1. Practice Portion Control

If possible, remind your children that although they can eat the treats served on the table, they should have a limit of how much they are allowed to eat. Explain and make them understand that they can take a nibble on their most favorite sweet treats while discarding the rest. Another trick is cutting the portion sizes into smaller ones. Instead of taking one large chocolate bar, it can be cut into smaller pieces and they can have a taste of all those candies and sweets.

  1. Bounce Back From a Candy Binge

If you found yourself or your kids still having their Sweet Halloween hangover, you can consider applying these tips to beat sugar cravings. Or you can have this detoxifying soup.

Applying these tips will let your kids enjoy the Trick and Treat party without worrying about health and well-being. Let your children participate in your healthy lifestyle activities for them to be conscious about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and in no time, they will take the initiative themselves in choosing their food wisely. Check our fast metabolism diet Halloween recipes for trick and treats snack ideas. The community wishes everyone to have a wonderful Halloween!

Halloween Apple Bites – Phase 1

If the Halloween season falls on your Phase 1, this is a perfect opportunity for you and your kids to indulge to these Halloween Apple bites! A healthy and fruity zombie snack for your kids, super easy and fun to prepare too!

Halloween Apple Bites - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • Apples (however may you like – start with 2-3 apples and make more if you like)
  • Brown Rice Cheese

Directions:

  1. Quarter and core an apple.
  2. Cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter
  3. Cut brown rice cheese along top and bottom of wedge to resemble teeth

There you have it! A quirky kind of fruit snack!

Healthy Fruity Halloween Treats – Phase 1

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Apple Mummies – Phase 1
Peel apples, but leave on some of the peeling. Use peppercorn for eyes.

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Orange Pumpkins – Phase 1
Peel an orange and stick in a piece of celery

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Fruit Skewers – Phase 1
Just alternate orange cantaloupe and black berries.

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Fruit Blech – Phase 1
Carve a watermelon with a funny face and add chopping phase 1 fruits like strawberry, apple, pineapple.

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Delectable Pumpkin Dip – Phase 1

Tired of using the same condiments on your favorite snacks and salads? Try this spooky yet delectable Pumpkin Dip! The unique blend of pumpkin, brown rice cheese with a pinch of sweet stevia makes it a perfect dip for your apple slices and homemade cookies this Halloween season.

DELECTABLE PUMPKIN DIP – PHASE 1

Delectable Pumpkin Dip Serving Size: 2 tablespoon dip and 2 apple slices

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) brown rice cheese
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 24 apple slices

Directions: 

  1. Place first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Add cinnamon, and beat until smooth. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Serve with apple.

Jack o Lantern Fruit Salad Recipe – Phase 1

If you’re up for some super-quick, bake-free recipe to enjoy this Halloween, then this Jack o Lantern Fruit Salad is your life-saver recipe! No baking or cooking needed to create this recipe. You just have to chop fruits, assemble them, and voila! You already have your spooky and appetizing fruit salad in Phase 1! An easy, dipsy treat!

JACK O LANTERN FRUIT SALAD RECIPE – PHASE 1

Serving Size: 1 Jack o Lantern fruit salad. 

Ingredients: 

  • Assorted fruits, strawberries, pineapple, mangoes,  apples, or any fruits allowed in Phase 1.
  • Oranges
  • Mint leaves

Directions: 

1. Chop the assorted fruits and mix them in a large bowl. You will need about ½ cup per orange.

2. To carve a pumpkin cup, slice off the top of the orange, using a knife to loosen the edges, scoop out the inside of the orange with a spoon. Toss the juice in with the fruit.

3. Carve a small jack-o-lantern face in each orange.

4. Fill each orange with fruit and replace it’s top.

5. As a finishing touch, garnish each top with mint leaves for stems. Serve and enjoy!

 

Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit this Fall Season

Whenever we think of the Fall season, we can’t help but feel giddy and thrilled about it. Well, who wouldn’t? The fall season is the time of the year when we celebrate various festivities. It’s the perfect time to celebrate Trick and Treat Parties, Thanksgiving, and the highly anticipated Holiday seasons.

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With all these holiday festivities coming around, we also become anxious as the fear of going off track started to linger inside us.We couldn’t help but think that Fall season is also the weight gain season as we splurged on the foods from back to back holidays.

How do we maintain a healthy and balanced life with all of these tempting delectable foods served on the table? How do we conclude the year staying fit and healthy when the Holiday lineups are blocking our road to success?

Here are our top 5 tips to become healthy and fit this Fall Season.

1. Don’t Skip Meals or Stay Hungry

When we think about holidays, it’s always associated with foods. The thought of indulging too much food overwhelmed us that we find ourselves not eating before the big event. Our mind is tricking us into thinking that starving ourselves would suffice the foods we’ll take in. But before you actually do it, step back! Step back and calm yourself first!

Coming to a big celebration with an empty stomach is the worst thing you can do! If you’re hungry and starving, your mind wouldn’t be able to make right decisions, especially about food! All your mind will think is that it needs food– whether good or bad. to fuel your body. It didn’t care if you eat unhealthy foods, just as long as it can sustain your body. This chain reaction will lead you into making poor, unhealthy decisions.

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You are more prone to binge eating and overeating since you’re hungry. You’ll be eating like crazy, eating a lot more than your stomach could take. Aside from that, your stomach will not be able to take all the foods you’re eating. It won’t burn all those foods like what your metabolism would normally do. Instead, it will store all you eat as fat in order for your body to survive. And certainly, we wouldn’t want that to happen!

So instead of starving yourself, continue eating like it’s a normal day. Opt to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. This will keep your blood sugar and metabolism stable. And if your blood sugar is stable, you’re less likely to have cravings as you attend the big celebration.

2. Try not to drink liquor as much as possible

Alcohol is very dehydrating. It kills our metabolism and tortures our liver into filtering the alcohol out of our system, diverting it from doing its main task. So, if possible, save your liver by not drinking liquors. Avoid drinking rum, vodka, gin, and beer.

But if you really can’t help but drink one, opt to organic, sulfite-free, red wine. Also, drink eight ounces of water for every sip. You can read more about tips for dealing with alcohols here.

3. Focus more on protein-based foods

Opt to eat 10-15 grams of protein every two hours. Protein rich foods like turkey jerky, hummus, veggies, shrimp, deviled eggs, etc can help control the flow of sugar into your bloodstream the moment you splurged in the big event.

4. Enjoy and Live the Moment

Stressing yourself over holiday events will do you no good. Instead of avoiding foods served on the table, embrace them! Eat them in moderation. Don’t ditch the event and missed having a momentous bonding with your family just because you’re afraid of gaining weight from the foods you eat.

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Bond with your family and friends and create memorable memories with them. Have fun and enjoy, give in a little. The feeling of enjoyment will help the release of good endorphins and release the stored fat in your body. Your metabolism will burn those foods you eat like crazy by then!

5. Eat those Bountiful Fruits and Veggies

It’s important to detoxify your liver the next day, so opt to drink our FMD-detoxifying soup. Aside from that, opt to eat those adrenalin-calming fruits and veggies to ease your digestion and have a great start of the day and satiate your post-sugar hangover. This will also keep your cravings at bay.

The fall season may be associated with various holiday festivities, but it’s not a reason for you to fall off the weight-loss wagon. With these healthy tips and tricks, let us prove to ourselves that Fall season is not a Weight gain season, but a bounty season to become fit and healthy.

Witches Brooms Roll Ups – Phase 1 and 3

Witches Brooms Roll Ups is a perfect snack for those who wanted to balance out their sugar intake. This recipe is packed with healthy zucchini strips, turkey bacon and almond cheese as healthy fats, a healthier alternative snack this Halloween season. Have a healthy, holiday cooking session everyone!

Witches Brooms Roll Ups

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 4 slices nitrate free turkey bacon
  • 4 thin slices of brown rice (Phase 1) or cashew (phase 3) cheese.

Preparation

  1. Trim ends of zucchini and discard. Using a vegetable peeler, slice zucchini lengthwise into 16 paper-thin slices; place in a single layer on a work surface. (Discard first slice of peel and seedy center.) Wrap and chill remaining zucchini for another use.
  2. Stack turkey bacon slices and cut into 4 long strips. Repeat with cheese slices.
  3. Sprinkle zucchini slices with pepper. Lay a turkey bacon strips  in center of a zucchini slice and top with a cheese strip. Starting at one end of zucchini strip, roll it into a tight spiral; secure with a toothpick. Repeat on other rolls.
  4. Enjoy eating!

Spooky Black Bean Hummus – Phase 3

Want to try a delicious dip for your snacks and sprouted grain tortilla chips this Halloween? Your favorite classic, flavor-packed Spooky Black Bean Hummus is the perfect deal to pair with your snacks!

Spooky Black Bean Hummus - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper — to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. With food processor running, drop in the garlic cloves and process until finely chopped. Add the black beans, and process until pureed. Add the remaining ingredients (use the lesser amounts) and process until smooth. Taste and correct seasonings, adding more as needed.
  2. Spoon the hummus into a serving dish, smoothing the top. Using a pastry bag or thinned tahini, pipe on the design. Place a plastic spider into the web, or make one yourself from black olives. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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