Halloween is typically the start of the holiday season where there are sweet indulgences all around us, but you don't have to succumb to temptation. Provide yourself with healthy options as alternatives. I'll be posting more information on options for the holidays, but below are some great suggestions for Halloween.
- Avoid having candy in your home that is difficult to resist. Buy other types of candy to hand out on Halloween so you and your kids won't be tempted to snack before and after October 31st.
- Eat a healthy meal with good fats and protein before trick or treating. This will help adults and kids avoid over-indulging in candy on Halloween night.
- Hand out healthy alternatives to candy, such as small toys, pencils, erasers or stickers.
- If you want to hand out candy, hand out hard candy or lollipops. Lollipops take longer for kids to eat and may stop them from continuously eating the treats from their basket. Yum Earth Organic Lollipops are a great organic option with no artificial colors or flavors.
- Another candy option is Unreal Candy. They make healthier versions of M&Ms and other candies. There are no chemicals, artificial colors or flavors, GMOs or corn syrup.
Another fun option is the Candy Fairy. We do this every year and my son loves it. We let him have fun trick or treating with his friends. He can have some candy on that night, but he knows if he eats too much he'll get sick. Before going to sleep, he leaves his candy bucket outside his bedroom door. The Candy Fairy comes in the middle of the night, takes the candy and leaves him a toy. He never misses the candy and is super excited to get a new toy, even a small one. Here's the list he made this year... he's into Star Wars! It was a great exercise for him to write out all the names and I'm happy that he won't be overindulging in unhealthy candy!