Hey Fit Readers!
This week I am writing about the upcoming holiday, Halloween. We are all excited to get dressed up, go door to door, and eat loads of candy. So, before you head out to the Hallowen parties, I have some tips on candies that may be better for you than the other. When going door to door which candies should you put into your plastic pumpkin and which ones should you leave behind? Here ya go:
1. Definitely try any candy that has nuts. Nuts are high in protein, antioxidants and fiber. I know it may be coated in sugar, but at least you have some nutrition there.
2. Stay away from the candy corn! It's all sugar. There is no nutrition to these whatsoever. Sad that this orange Halloween treat cannot bring a little more to you and your kiddos, but the truth is; these wax covered treats are nothing but sugar.
3. Try to find chocolate covered fruits like strawberries, blueberries or raisins. These all have vitamins and healthy antioxidants. At least you and your kids will get some fruit on Halloween!
4. Beware of just how much candy you and your kids are eating. Try to fix a good heart healthy meal before the trick or treating begins. This way, you are not hungry and won't eat as much.
5. Set rules with your kids before they head out knocking on doors. How many pieces can they have on Halloween? Can they have 1 piece everyday after until it's all gone? This is up to you, parents! Try making a deal with your kids before they get started.
6. Lastly, try to steer clear of any candies that are too sticky or hard. One, they are going to be bad for your teeth. Two, they could be potential choking hazards.
So those are my top 6 tips on safe candy eating during and after Halloween. I hope it will help you make safe decisions as we get ready for trick or treating.
Stay fit friends!
xo Fit Mom