Olivia's Spooky Tips For A Healthy Halloween

Halloween is the one day a year where everyone can dress up and celebrate, but this often leads to a high sugar intake. There are healthy alternatives that both trick-or-treaters and candy-givers can do to prevent them from participating in the yearly sugar craze.

By
Olivia Duffy
October 09, 2019

Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you stay healthy but still have fun on October 31st

 

If You're Trick-Or-Treating

Eat before you trick-or-treat

When kids eat before trick or treating, they will eat fewer pieces of candy afterwards. Give them a fun and healthy meal so they aren’t so tempted to eat all their candy right away.

Walk instead of drive to get a quick exercise 

One of the best parts of trick or treating is going place to place for candy. Instead of taking trains, ubers or driving yourselves, walking will be more beneficial to your body and make the outcome of trick or treating even sweeter. Wear comfortable shoes while walking!

Look before you eat

Once you get the candy, inspect it for expiration dates, questionable ingredients, and tears or openings in the wrapping. This is especially important if your child has allergies.

Enjoy in moderation

Opt for more nutrient dense food and try not to binge eat all the new candy at once. Your body will thank you.

If You're Giving Candy

Stop self service

Handing out treats to the trick-or-treater will help benefit the children in not taking all they can fit in their bags.

Try healthier alternatives

There are many healthier options such as teddy grahams, popcorn, fruit snacks, and pretzels but if you don’t want to be that person on Halloween, many candies such as peppermint patties,  three musketeers,  and twizzlers all have less fat and calories and still taste great.