Does the thought of Halloween candy get you scared? Generally, Halloween is that time of the year to fill up on junk food and sweets that you or your children would get trick-or-treating. If you fear this candy may make you feel sick, you do have options. Give yourself and your guests healthier choices and nutritious treats this holiday.
Fruits and vegetables are part of a well-balanced and healthy eating plan. They also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for overall good health. Replacing Halloween candy with some healthy and nutritious snacks might not be such a bad idea, with a little bit of creativity. Whether it is hosting a party or giving out treats in the neighborhood, healthy options mixed in with treats will have a lot of parents and children thanking you later.
Another way to stay healthy this Halloween is to increase your physical activity. You can make trick-or-treating into a fun and healthy family activity by walking instead of driving from house to house. This will help your kids burn some of those calories away to prepare for the candy feast. It also may be beneficial to choose a smaller container for your kids to go trick or treating with and talk to your kids about moderation. This will help lead your kids to make healthier choices later in life and not just during Halloween.
Halloween is a great holiday to spend time with your family and go trick-or-treating. Making healthier choices can still make Halloween fun and be beneficial to you and your child’s overall health.
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Article written by William Graves.