Trick or healthy treats

Sugary treats are a staple of Halloween and the temptation to indulge makes it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. But you don't have to deny yourself all treats – look to the pumpkin for a satisfying snack.

This year when carving your perfect jack-o-lantern, save the seeds inside. Roast them in the oven for 30 minutes and presto, you've got a tasty and nutritious snack. You'll find more ways to use your freshly roasted pumpkin seeds at Wellness Central*, our online health and wellness hub. There are lots of recipes, such as cheddar corn bread with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), as well as information on nutrition.

Keep track of your meals – including your pumpkin seed intake – in the Food Log on Wellness Central. Tracking your food intake can help you reach your health goals.

Visit myProvidence.com and go to Wellness Central. In the Diet and Nutrition section you'll find the Food Log, recipe search tool and other nutrition-related resources.

*Disclaimer: Most plans include Wellness Central. For questions about myProvidence or Wellness Central, contact myProvidence customer service at 877-569-7768.