Ding, dong! Now that the Halloween season is fast approaching, I bet your kids are pretty excited for the event and by now preparing their treats and Halloween costumes for the upcoming Trick or Treat Party. Halloween season is the favorite season of most kids as they get the chance to indulge themselves with unlimited candies and sweet pastries. A lot of pretzels, apples, pumpkins are coated with thick layer of caramel and chocolates will be present on the table and as a health conscious individual, we couldn’t help but be anxious for our children’s well being.
To help you navigate through the holiday with ease, we compiled these healthy Halloween tips for you and your children to recover your curb from sweet tooth and Halloween candy hangover.
- Eat Healthy Food before Trick or Treat Party
It is recommended that before your kids attend the trick or treat party, they should be full already with healthy foods. Serve your kids a healthy dinner packed with lots of protein, fruits, fibers and veggies. If the Halloween party falls on your Phase 1, this will be the perfect opportunity for you to serve high glycemic fruits. High glycemic fruits such as pineapples, mangoes, watermelons keeps your sugar cravings sated. If their sugar craving is already stable, they are less likely to indulge themselves in candies and other sweet pastries served on the table.
- Hand Out non-sugary foods or Cook For Them!
Instead of packing sweet treats, go for healthier options like fruits, veggies, mini rice cereal, nuts and almonds, mini pops popcorn or turkey jerky! If not, cook for them a healthy Halloween snack recipes they can enjoy and indulge themselves to something sweet. The trick here is to design and assemble these foods into funny, cool and spooky shapes, they are more likely to consume it.
- Stay Active
Encourage more activities and body coordination with your kids while they are in the party. A quick walk from house to house, or a little body movement such as dancing will help your kids burn the sugar they take and convert it to energy instead of depositing it as fats.
- Practice Portion Control
If possible, remind your children that although they can eat the treats served on the table, they should have a limit of how much they are allowed to eat. Explain and make them understand that they can take a nibble on their most favorite sweet treats while discarding the rest. Another trick is cutting the portion sizes into smaller ones. Instead of taking one large chocolate bar, it can be cut into smaller pieces and they can have a taste of all those candies and sweets.
- Bounce Back From a Candy Binge
If you found yourself or your kids still having their Sweet Halloween hangover, you can consider applying these tips to beat sugar cravings. Or you can have this detoxifying soup.
Applying these tips will let your kids enjoy the Trick and Treat party without worrying about health and well-being. Let your children participate in your healthy lifestyle activities for them to be conscious about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and in no time, they will take the initiative themselves in choosing their food wisely. Check our fast metabolism diet Halloween recipes for trick and treats snack ideas. The community wishes everyone to have a wonderful Halloween!