Halloween is just a week away, and you know what that means! You’ll most likely be surrounded by all the candy and treats that is oh so tempting. Halloween is always such a fun holiday where you make amazing memories with your friends and family, but it can also be a very tempting time that causes you to reach for treats that you normally wouldn’t eat.
While there isn’t anything wrong with having a cheat day, if you’re looking to stay on the healthy side of Halloween this year, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Have A Good Dinner Before Trick-Or-Treating
Especially if you have children, you’re probably going to be doing some trick-or-treating this year! It’s a fun and exciting activity for the kids, but it’s not just them that will be tempted to eat candy as you go from house to house.
Eat a hearty dinner with your family to ensure your tummies are full before you go out for the festivities. This way you’ll be less likely to snack on the treats…plus there are tons of fall-inspired dishes to get you in the mood for the season!
2. Plan A Party Focused On Fun, Not Food
Part of what makes Halloween so fun is all the games that you can play! Instead of focusing on all the sweets, plan a few games to do at your Halloween party instead. The more simple the better in these situations - set up a pumpkin painting station, an apple bobbing challenge, or pin the spider on the web! Not only will adults and children have fun, they’ll feel a lot better when it’s not all focused on the treats!
3. Walk With The Family While Trick-Or-Treating
Ditch the wheels and opt for walking door to door this year! Halloween is one of those holidays that’s fun for every age. So throw on a costume, grab the kids, and walk with them while they trick-or-treat! It’s a win-win, you’ll be burning calories and spending some quality time with your family.
4. Hand Out Toys
Once trick-or-treating is over, you’re stuck with bags full of candy and sweets! Avoid the temptation for weeks on end and hand out toys instead. Things like frisbees, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and bouncy balls will excite the kids and also encourage them to get outside and play off their sugar highs (also great for the parents!)
Above all else, Halloween should be a fun and memorable day for everyone. Remember, there’s no issue with treating yourself to some treats but there are options for you to remain on the healthy side of Halloween!