10 Tips for a Fun and Healthy Halloween
October 23rd, 2015
Halloween is right around the corner, and some of you have asked how you and your family can stick to The Myers Way® while still enjoying ghoulish get togethers, spooky soirees, and other frightening festivities. Here are 10 tips for a fun-filled Halloween that won’t leave you with any scary side effects.
1. Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project
Launched as a national campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
Paint a pumpkin teal and set it outside of your home to let trick or treaters know that you are handing out goodies like stickers, pencils, bubbles, spider rings, and other toys instead of candy. You can learn more and purchase a teal pumpkin goodie bag at the FARE website.
2. Swap the Junk Treats for Healthy Sweet Treats
While food shouldn’t be the focus of your holiday season, even I indulge in gluten-free, dairy-free treats on special occasions, so don’t stress out too much about the rare indulgence, just make smart choices! Always go for gluten and dairy-free, and avoid any foods that you know you are sensitive to. Here are two great options to try.
3. Enjoy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Fudge
This fudge is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, and it doesn’t even need to be baked! Sweetened only with ripe bananas, it’s perfect to take as a healthy and protocol-friendly dessert to a party or gathering this holiday season. See the recipe here.
4. Whip Up this Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream
5. Balance the Sweet Treats with Protein and Veggies
Whether you’re hosting or attending a Halloween party, make sure to incorporate protein and veggies to balance out your snacking and prevent blood sugar spikes.
6. Make Bacon-Wrapped Mummy Sausages
Use organic, grass-fed beef or pork sausage and nitrate-free bacon for a protein-packed snack that is approved on all of The Myers Way® protocols. Recipe and photo via Paleo Leap.
7. Concoct Avocado and Beet Deviled Eggs
If you were able to successfully reintroduce eggs, this fun, healthy snack is a beautiful mix of fall colors, and full of good fats. Recipe and photo via Amazingly Tasty.
8. Focus on Friends, Family, and Fall Crafts Instead of Food
This time of year is all about enjoying the company of friends and family, and there are plenty of activities you can do together that aren’t centered around food. Here are a few ideas.
9. Go on a Fall Hike
10. Make Autumn Leaf Lanterns
While you’re enjoying a hike, scoop up some fall leaves to make this cute seasonal craft. Image and instructions via Spark and Chemistry.
Share your own ideas for healthy Halloween treats and activities! Post your photos to Instagram using #TheMyersWay to share your Halloween festivities with other families!
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