Monday may be the worst day of the week for Halloween to fall on, but these tips will help you make weeknight trick or treating a huge success!
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 a 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 or 2 pieces 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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