It's Halloween today. Halloween is when children (and adults) roam the streets to knock on people's doors and shout "trick-or-treat," then they get offered all the best sweet treats, eat them all and then have sore tummies.
Halloween can obviously be very tempting for us all, but rather than overdoing it on the sweet treats, there are a few ways that you can still have fun but not go overboard.
There are a few ways that you can be a bit healthier this Halloween, so here are a few tips to enjoy Halloween.
1. Have fun! Food is not the only part of a fun Halloween experience. Have fun making homemade healthier Halloween treats, create exciting and fun costumes with your family and go trick-or-treating with friends and family.
2. Talk about foods and teach your family to be mindful when eating. Setting limits as to how many sweets they can have after trick-or-treating.
3. Eat sweet treats with a meal. To help one be more mindful and prevent over-eating on the Halloween treats, have a healthy balanced meal ready to serve before going trick-or-treating and have the sweet treat after the healthy meal.
Halloween can be a fun day and a way to teach your child, life-long skills about healthy eating, mindfulness and about eating in moderation. Enjoy it and allow the sweet treats in moderation but also encourage healthy meals and snacks throughout the day.