In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to registered dietitian Holley Grainger of HolleyGrainger.com as part 1 of a two-part series all around holiday snacks.

For part 1, we’re focusing on all things Halloween. Holley shares tips and ideas on Halloween snacks including classroom party ideas, ideas for balancing Halloween candy and healthier foods, how to “boo’zed” your neighbors for some Halloween fun, and more!

Holley Grainger is a nationally-recognized lifestyle, culinary, and nutrition expert as well as a wife, mom, and business owner. She does her best to keep it real and have fun with her family, readers, and clients all while balancing a sink of dirty dishes, a clingy toddler, a preschooler that lives for endless games of hide-and-seek, and a glass of red wine.

Holley’s blog, Holley Grainger Nutrition, shares simple, healthy, flavor-packed meals as well as practical, doable nutrition advice.

The former nutrition editor for CookingLight.com and MyRecipes.com, she has instructed millions of accomplished and aspiring home cooks on how to make simple, healthy, family-friendly meals through online video, media appearances, speaking engagements, national news segments, online instructional guides and social media.

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Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 4:19 Healthy snack ideas for Halloween
  • 11:30 Fun and healthy classroom party ideas
  • 14:22 School restrictions on party snacks
  • 19:15 How to balance sugar overload with healthier options
  • 20:29 “You’ve been Boo’d” Halloween tradition
  • 24:52 Where to find more Halloween inspiration


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