It’s Halloween…for Ghoul’s Sake What Do I Do!!!???
Trick or treat, smell my feet, GIVE ME SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT!!!! You have been so good with your eating habits lately, and you see the results. You’re losing weight, toning up, and not skipping the gym. Now here comes Halloween, a holiday that revolves around your worst enemy…CANDY. This your survival guide from your fitness experts will allow you to enjoy this fun-filled evening, without the guilt and tears.
Tip #1 – Buy Candy you DON’T like: Sorry kids – we only have Nerds in this house. Pick the most boring thing you can find in the store and hand that out to your trick or treaters. Remember, your treats need to be packaged so your visitors are safe. If you’re a chocolate fiend, steer clear of the “fun size” snickers bars. Opt for the Dum-Dum lollipops
, the Candy Corn, or just plain old sucking candy. You will also save money…because the boring stuff isn’t very expensive.
Tip#2 – Tell your kids to hide the candy they bring home: Explain to your kids that mommy and daddy are doing SO well with their healthy habits, and the tempting candy is just too much to handle. Let them pick a small amount of their favorite candy from their trick or treat bag, and tell them to hide it in their rooms so you CANNOT find it at midnight to munch on. Take the remaining candy (if it’s a lot) and give it away to the last few kids that arrive at your house. Or, you can always donate it to charities for kids or your local church. Someone else will take it – DON’T keep it in the house. Not only will you teach your kids to give back, but you will also be instilling those healthy habits in them as well. They don’t need a pillow case of candy either.
Tip#3 – Drink: If your well hydrated and full of H2O, you will feel less hungry. If it’s the sweetness you’re craving – trick your mind and give your taste buds something sweet. Sip a warm green tea with a drizzle of honey and a lemon slice, or have a glass of warm apple cider with a cinnamon stick. Even a small mug of home-made hot cocoa is better than 20 bite size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! (See recipe Below)
Tip#4 – Have fun: Dress up, and find something you are confident wearing. If you are super proud that your abs are starting to show, find a tight black shirt and pair it with some ghostly makeup. Pin up your hair with a fake flower and throw on a pair of heels. Proud of your toned calves and butt? Find some black leggings and cat ears. You don’t have to go crazy, but feeling sexy in your new body and enjoying all the hard work and effort you have been putting in will motivate you to keep up the hard work.
Healthy Halloween Recipes
Cut, core, and quarter fresh apples then stick some slivered almonds into the openings for teeth.
Dracula Hot Chocolate:
Heat 1 cup of low fat milk or almond milk in a saucepan over low heat and mix in 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and ¼ teaspoon of raw sugar, then ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.Pour into a mug and finish with a cinnamon stick or a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Monster Slime Smoothie with Bugs:
Blend 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup of ice water, 1 banana, 1 handful of fresh spinach, the juice from 1 orange, and a handful of strawberries. Pour into a glass and spinkle with some Chia seeds.
Wickedly Delicious Cookies:
Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 2 – 2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt then set aside. In a separate bowl, mix 1 mashed banana, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 stick of butter softened, ½ cup of apple sauce, 2 eggs and ¾ cup of brown sugar. Combine both wet and dry ingredients and lastly add 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1 cup of rolled oats. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll the dough into small balls. Line them down the baking tray about 2 inches apart from each other and bake for about 10 minutes or until brown. Enjoy 1 or 2 cookies.