Have a Healthier Halloween this Year
Are you trying to celebrate a healthier Halloween this October? Halloween is often perceived as children and parents eating lots of candy all night. Well, some parents have recently been looking to have a healthier Halloween with the rising health craze. Many people don’t know that Halloween can be healthy even with all the candy! Here are a few ideas that will help you and your family be healthy before, during, and after Halloween.
What to do before Halloween: Don’t buy candy too early! This is the biggest mistake people make. If you do, you’re not alone. People always buy candy and eventually they eat it before giving it out. Resist the temptation this year. Wait as long as possible to buy your candy. Another great idea is to buy healthier snacks, rather than candy. Or you could even buy non-edible treats.
What to do during Halloween: The night of Halloween, make a healthy and substantial meal. Be certain that you and your family eat a large dinner to resist the temptation to eat candy. When you go trick-or-treating, choose to walk, instead of driving. Your children will be so hyper that it will help to release their energy and the exercise is always beneficial. Once the children get their candy, be certain to check their bag before they eat anything.
What to do after Halloween: Don’t let your children snack on too much candy. You don’t have to completely restrict the candy, but limit how much is eaten. Send a few pieces in your kid’s lunch but then don’t allow them to eat more later. Pack all the candy into a Ziploc bag and limit the amount each day. If you still have a lot of candy, don’t throw it away. Try to donate it to friends, the local senior center, or to soldiers in the military. Use could even save it and serve it at a party later in the year! There’s no need to eat it all right away.