Once the calendar flips to October, it seems that Halloween candy is all around. I’m lucky that I can’t eat most of it because of my nut allergy, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not tempted by all the great nut-free goodies out there too. I don’t know what it is about those pint size treats that brings back memories of going door-to-door as a kid, but its not so great for us adults who are trying to keep our junk food to a minimum. But don’t be discouraged! There are some ways that you can help prevent candy overload this Halloween season, while still enjoying your favorite treats.
First of all, don’t completely swear off of Halloween candy completely or it will backfire on you. You’ll start to feel deprived and possibly overindulge when you do give in. The key is to enjoy it in moderation. Stick to a couple of pieces a day of the kind that you really like and take the time to enjoy them.
That being said, a great trick to preventing pigging out on candy at home is to buy a kind that you don’t even like and stop the temptation in your house. I know that if I buy Charleston Chews to give out on Halloween, they’ll be gone long before the 31st rolls around. Garrett and I have already gone through a bag of these in the past week that we’ve moved in! I also try to wait until the last week to buy my candy to give out, that way I don’t have many days to get into it before the trick-or-treaters arrive.
Here are some of my favourite seasonal goodies: