Chef Sarah shares her best healthful Halloween tips to help you have a fantastic holiday!
A very sweet holiday that's enjoyed by all ages. Map out your celebration by eating carefully, getting your exercise and plenty of rest to take on the following day.
Fill up first:
Before going out trick or treating and tempting yourself with all candy...have healthy dinner. This will not only give the littles ones energy, it will also keep them from filling up on sugar.
Skip the soda:
Most Halloween events will consist of pizza and sugary sodas for dinner that will give you a sugar rush, then feel bloated after. Hydrate with water, 100% fruit juices, Grassfed milk or nut milk and bubbly water. If you would like to make a punch for the kids, try mixing fresh squeezed 100% fruit juices with your favorite bubbly water.
Have fun with dinner:
Halloween themes are not only fun for costumes, but are also fun for food. Here are some items that can be made in advance to enjoy a night of festivities. Cut out a jack-o'-lantern on your stuffed peppers, top your deviled eggs with black olive spiders, enjoy a bowl of Spaghetti & Meatball Eyeballs or make mini meatloaves in baking cups and top with mashed yam for a mini pumpkin dinner.
Get your steps in:
Instead of driving from cul-de-sac to cul-de-sac, have your children walk safely in well lit neighbourhoods for trick or treating. Any chance for exercise we can get in during the holidays should be taken for a healthy lifestyle:)
Get plenty of rest:
Eating candy and staying up late for the littles can lead to a bellyache and a rough next day. Parents can space out the kids candy to 1-2 PC's a day or base the pieces on a reward system. Getting plenty of sleep nightly not only ensures a happy home, aides in brain growth for maximum learning and a strong immune system.
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