Survive Halloween Without The Added Pounds

Each year I would gain weight throughout October due to preparing for Halloween, but now I’ve got this figured out.

Follow the following tips to keep yourself from regretting all those sweets you may be about to eat while preparing for Halloween.

  • Do not buy your Halloween candy when it first comes out in the stores.  Wait until a week before Halloween and buy the amount of candy that you will need for your Trick-or-Treaters which should include a few favorites for your kids, preferably their favorites and not yours.
  • If you would like to set out “treats” in your Halloween bowls throughout the month, fill them with healthy prepackaged snacks like granola bars, fruit snacks or 100 Calorie Snacks, preferably not your favorites.
  • Go through your cabinets and find all the snacks that you have bought for your family to try that no one liked.  You will be amazed at what you find in there.  This is the beginning of your Halloween “treat” supply.  I have cheese and cracker packages, gummy fruit packs, colored microwaveable popcorn snacks, etc.  Taking snacks from your cabinet will also save money on your Trick-or-Treat supply.  Remember to check expiration dates.
  • When you buy your Trick-or-Treat candy, find items that you can buy that your family will eat if you should have left overs.  The last thing you need to have to MORE candy!  I like to give out 100 calorie mini microwave popcorn packs and granola bars.  I love it when I find items like that in my kids Halloween candy, it is great to have them on hand for packing school lunches.
Here is the beginning of my Halloween Night Treat-or-Treat Supplies From My Pantry
Do you have any snacks in your pantry that would be great for Trick-or-Treaters?  Do you have tips for surviving October without the added pounds?  What types of treats do you usually hand out at your home on Halloween Night?


2 thoughts on “Survive Halloween Without The Added Pounds”

  1. My problem is not gaining weight during the month of October, it is dealing with the temptation of all that candy afterwards. I think we are going to let the kids each pick 20 pieces of candy and then “buy back” the rest from them to get rid of it. I love your idea of giving out microwave popcorn and granola bars. We usually opt for spider rings, pencils, and little trinkets.

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