Halloween is near and I’m sharing my top tips to keep everyone in the family healthy while enjoying the festivities.
When my daughter was younger she typically had a party at school, another at a friend’s house, and maybe 2 rounds of trick or treating. It’s fun to dress up in costume and roam the neighborhood with friends. I came up with a creative solution to rid the processed sugar from the house very quickly. The day after Halloween she would pick through the little bit of candy that she really wanted. The rest would go in a bowl for “The Halloween Witch." The witch would leave a small gift in exchange for the candy. Worked like a charm.
Grocery stores start stocking the shelves with Halloween candy in August. This means more time for us to buy, consume, and restock the office candy bowl. Can we take part in Halloween without letting it carry on for 3 months? You bet! Rather than devouring sugary treats from October 4th – November 2nd, try waiting until Halloween. Enjoy a few of your favorites, but only on that one day. It’s something you can look forward to and you won’t feel deprived. Go ahead and reach for the Sour Patch Kids if that is your thing. Shove the Peanut Butter Cups my way!