It’s that time of year when the shops shelves are overflowing with huge bags of sweets for all of those Trick or Treaters. It is a bit of a difficult time of year with so much temptation and incentive to splash out and fill your cupboard with lollies ‘just in case.’ While you don’t want to the Halloween Grinch, you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to Halloween.
Remember, it’s all about portion control! If you have children it may be a bit hard to police but where there is a will, there is a way.
Here’s some tips to contain the Halloween sugar rush:
Prepare some healthy snacks before the Trick or Treat’ing begins:
If you have given your kids something healthy and substaintail in their bellies before the festivities begin, they will not over indulge (as much) due to hunger. This also helps with giving them energy that will last and just that big sugar high.
Drink lots of water:
Obviously this is keeping everyone hydrated but will also help to wash some of that sugar away from their teeth.
Encourage portion control:
This may be impossible but it’s worth a try. Instead of having a big sugar blow out, give the kids the chance to choose which sweets they can have and spread it out over a few days or even a week if you’re clever.