Halloween marks the beginning of the Holidays! Sure, Thanksgiving is the heavier kick-off to the Season, but Halloween marks the beginning of the teeter-totter of balancing your health goals with the onslaught of temptation of sweet treats, shorter days, sleepier bodies and sluggish feelings.
Want to keep your health goals in check, and maybe uplevel the neighborhood Trick-or-Treating? Try these healthy swaps!
Instead of candy, try…
- Small boxes of raisins
- Individually-packaged dried cranberries
- Fruit strips, like these
- Mandarin oranges, like Halos or Clementines
- Packages of pretzels
- Granola bar bites
- Mini bottles of water
- Plastic rings in the shape of spiders, skeletons and the like!
- We had one client who passed out quarters, half-dollars and rolls of pennies instead of candy!
To mitigate the possibility of higher costs for these healthier options, shop sales and bulk stores, like Costco and BJ’s. It’s well worth it to share healthier options and you certainly won’t feel as guilty when you sneak some treats from the pile 🙂
How do you make Halloween healthier? We’d love to know! Share your ideas with us below!