My kids can’t WAIT for Halloween. How much fun is it to dress up and go door-to-door for a free candy-overload!? I too remember the excitement of going from house to house, hoping for as many full-sized chocolate bars as possible. But now as parents, I know many of us dread letting our kids eat a pillowcase full of sugar and food colouring. Here are some ides to make Halloween healthier, and how you can deal with the candy overload at home:
- Have a good dinner (including some protein and veggies) before going out trick of treating. This way, your child has some healthy food filling their tummy in preparation for sugar overload.
- Buy your child a small plastic pumpkin to fill for trick-or-treating, as opposed to a large pillowcase. Once it’s full, you’re done trick or treating!
- Trade the candy for money. There are some dental offices that do a candy “buy back” and exchange your candy for money. I would only suggest this if it excites your child, and...