Halloween can be a bit of a monster mash up when it comes to eating healthily. So many temptations to scare your will power senseless! How can you avoid being spooked by the unhealthy snacks and treats on offer at every doorstop or at every Halloween party? There’s no need to wrap yourself in a white sheet when you can use these some useful tips for healthier trick-or-treats.
Eat Up Before You Trick or Treat
The healthiest thing to do on Halloween is of course to draw the curtains, turn off the lights and pretend you’re not in when the doorbell goes. But if that won’t do and your kids are determined to go trick or treating, then fill up first before you leave your house. Have a healthy meal before you bring your family out touting for chocolate. With less room in their small stomachs, they’ll be less likely to over-indulge on sugary Halloween treats. Make sure you have something to eat too so you’re not tempted by the toothsome treats calling you from the hall table. Off to a Halloween party just for adults? Treat yourself to a fibre-rich or protein-rich meal to help you feel full throughout the night and soak up some of that wicked alcohol into the bargain!
Choosing Healthier Foods at Halloween
Halloween is in full-swing and you want to keep you and your family extra healthy. Try and surreptitiously replace as many sweets at your party as you can with healthier snacks. Kids eat thousands of sugary calories on Halloween so any time you can persuade them to eat a healthy snack instead of a wine gum, you’re winning! Hand out healthier treats like clementines, nuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, sugar-free chewing gum or offer snack-sized packs of low-fat popcorn, pretzels and healthy sweet potato crisps to your guests. Persuade yourself and your family to only indulge in dark chocolate, great for your heart health, instead of a less healthy milk chocolate treat.
Dress Up Your Halloween Snacks
You won’t trick everyone with obviously healthy treats on Halloween night so be creative in how you present snacks that are actually good for you. Up the fright factor for nutritious Halloween snacks. How do banana ghosts, plum and raisin spiders, cheese monsters or carrot witch fingers sound? Play with your food this Halloween and disguise how healthily you’re eating. The only limit is your spooky imagination!
Halloween is Only One Night
While you should try and eat healthily during the Halloween festivities, it’s important as well to have some fun. Lighten up and allow yourself and your family some sugary treats. As we know at Xercise4Less Gyms, it’s not what you eat on one day but rather how you eat all year long that will determine your health and wellbeing. So, don’t be a killjoy and deny your inner sweet tooth anything to chew on. Indulge in the occasional sweet treat this Halloween and scream with joy.
Burn Off the Halloween Calories with Xercise4Less
If you haven’t managed a fully healthy Halloween, then you can always work off the calories at your nearest Xercise4Less gym. Check out our Halloween exercise routines here and feel a lot healthier about Halloween.
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