Have a healthy Halloween with our helpful tips!
Enjoy girls and gouls!
10 Healthy Snacks to Hand Out
Pro tip: If you can’t find individually packed healthy snacks in the grocery store, try purchasing on Amazon or calling your local organic food market.
- Yogurt-Covered Raisins
- Mini Crackers
- Veggie Chips
- Fruit Bites/Chews
- Fruit Leather
- Mini Granola Bars
- Dried Apple Slices
- Mini Pretzels
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Three Ways to Stop The Post Trick-Or-Treat Binge
THE GOLDEN RULE:
Before you leave your house for Trick-Or-Treating, make sure you outline the “Golden Rule”. The rule is simple, kids get one candy for each year they’ve been haunting their parents! So, a 6 year old gets 6 candies after trick-or-treating. Tell them they better pick 6 good ones and encourage them to eat slow and savor every bite!
THE SWITCH WITCH:
After you and your kids get home from Trick-Or-Treating and while they are enjoying their treats, tell them about the “Switch Witch”. Like the Tooth Fairy, the Switch Witch switches your hard-earned candies with something better for your health! She doesn’t mind eating the extra sweets (her teeth are already rotten enough!). Switch your kids treats with a small gift, something fun and unique!
If you’re not into switching your kids candies you can always encourage them to save their candies for cash! You can pay something like $0.10 per candy and let them take that cash to be used for something they can buy later. This is like the Switch Witch, but teaches them saving and how to spend their money wisely. When you get back from Trick-Or-Treating, count the candies with your kids and mention to them the “value” by doing a trade. Get them thinking – is the 10 candies worth more by eating them or by getting the $1.00 to be used towards a toy?