Halloween is the time of the year where kids, and even some adults, get to dress up as their favorite superheroes and movie characters– and enjoy the thrills of getting free candy from their neighbors.
#1 What to Eat Before You Go
You don’t want to trick-or-treat on an empty stomach. Fill up on a dinner of meat and vegetables, and skip the starchy stuff that can trigger candy cravings like rice, pasta, and bread before you go.
If you’re not hungry when you’re out and about surrounded by sweet treats, you’re less likely to consume those unhealthy sweets.
Your Personal Trainer Food dinner is the perfect solution– and ready to go on this busy night!
#2 What You Should Be Drinking
Drink a full glass of water before you go out trick-or-treating, and during.
Bring along some bottled water with some Mio or other water flavoring. The sweet taste will calm your cravings for sweet things.
It’s important to make ways to keep your hands and mouth occupied; sipping on your water through the evening will do just that.
#3 Plan For The Aftermath
So, what’s going to happen when you and the kids bring home all the loot? Do you hide the candy? Do you give it away? Do you stare it and let it torture you until you give in and eat it all in one take?
The easiest way to reduce temptation is to not let too much get in your house in the first place. Use a small container for your kids to collect candy, that way it seems like they’re getting a lot, when in reality it’s only a small batch.
Let the kids enjoy their candy while you enjoy these snacks…
(But we’re warning you, you might catch those little ghouls and ghosties sneaking into your healthy snack stash!)
3 Super Cute (and Healthy) Halloween Snacks!
Hint: Make these ahead of time so you can enjoy them after a successful adventure trick-or-treating…
Spicy Stuffed Pumpkin
- Heat Fajita Chicken and Fiesta blend (available here) in the microwave until cooked through.
- Cut a layer off the top of the bell pepper, leaving the stem intact. Remove the extra insides of the bell pepper with a spoon or fork.
- Cut triangle shapes to form a face on the pepper (optional).
- Combine the chicken and fiesta blend in a bowl. Add taco seasoning and salsa to taste. Stir until mixed well.
- Stuff the pepper with the chicken mixture and top string cheese. Place the top of the pepper back on and enjoy your little pumpkin!
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs
- Slice boiled eggs in half long ways, scoop out egg yolk with a spoon and set aside.
- Mix egg yolks in a bowl with mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, salt, and paprika. Mix until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
- Spoon the filling into a frosting bag with a basket weave tip. Fill egg shells with egg yolk mixture.
- Snip a ½ inch parsley stem for each egg half and stick them into the top of each pumpkin deviled egg.
Candy Corn Veggie Tray
- Arrange the vegetables in the shape of a candy corn for an extra Halloween touch.
- Serve with ranch dressing in a bowl and kids will surely be tempted by your treat!
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About the Writer
Niki, weight loss coach at Personal Trainer Food, is on a mission to help guide as many as possible to weight loss success. Her passion steams from her own success of losing over 150 pounds and keeping it off for years. With her high energy, sense of humor and enthusiasm for living life to the fullest, Niki’s dedication inspires many to take charge of their life.