Healthy Halloween: Tips & Tricks for Sweet Treats

Healthy Halloween: Tips & Tricks for Sweet Treats

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Halloween can be a fun holiday, especially if you’re a parent. Our little ones enjoy the spookiness, mystery, costumes, decorations… and LOTS of sweet treats that may make us a little apprehensive.

While it’s totally OK to splurge every so often, Halloween candy has a habit of sticking around long after October 31st, leading us right into the holiday season. Here are a few ways you can not only have a Healthy (and Happy!) Halloween, but set yourself up for success leading into the holidays. 

Eat a Nourishing Meal Before Having Treats

Don’t let sugar replace a meal. Before having your Halloween night treats, have a nourishing meal full of satiating protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. You’ll keep your blood sugar in check and keep your body satisfied so you’re less likely to over-do it. 

Swap High-Sugar Candy for Lower-Sugar Options

I love a little candy as much as the next person, but there are healthier alternatives out there. Consider swapping those Twizzlers for some antioxidant-boosting dark chocolate. Did you know that dark chocolate is actually an aphrodisiac, too? 

Boost Your Baked Goodies

Baking up some cookies or cupcakes? Do a quick internet search for some healthier recipes, such as black bean brownies or cupcakes baked with pumpkin. Check out these 21 treats you’ll want to make forever.

During Halloween and the upcoming holidays, it’s NORMAL to enjoy some sweets. Making some swaps can cut down on the negative impacts of having treats over the coming weeks. If you or your children go a little bonkers on Halloween, it’s not the end of the world. What’s more important is what you do consistently throughout the other 364 days of the year, and having healthy boundaries with sugar is one of them! 

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Have you had your Nutri-Physical this Year?

Did you know that deficiency in CoQ10 can be caused by certain medications prescribed for high cholesterol and diabetes? 

How about alpha lipoid acid? Did you know that alpha lipoic acid plans an important role in energy production, antioxidant activity, and insulin signaling for proper glucose (sugar) regulation.  

If you’re struggling with weight gain, irritability, constant fatigue or just not feeling your personal best it may be time to get your Nutri-Physical!

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