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Eat Clean this Halloween

Oct 29, 2014

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It can be hard to maintain your well-balanced diet when Halloween rolls around. While your buying bags of snickers, M&M’s, and skittles for the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood, it’s almost impossible not to indulge yourself with a few sweet treats yourself.

So, we’ve decided to put together a “Clean Halloween” list to help you avoid over-indulging in all those added sugars and unnatural ingredients.

1.    Buy your candy at the last minute:

If you buy your candy too early in the month, it will be lying in your house tempting you to eat it. If you buy candy a few days before the big night, you’re less likely to grab that handful of tootsie rolls.

2.    Buy candy you don’t like:

Candy corn, Mary Janes, and Good and Plenty are all in the ranks for the most disliked candy. Pick up a pack of something you don’t like and you’ll feel safe knowing that they’ll stay in your cupboard until Halloween.

3.    Try a satisfying alternative to over-processed candy: Dark Chocolate

Sometimes restricting yourself too much can lead to binge eating. Instead, allow yourself to have a few pieces of dark chocolate throughout the week. It’s full of antioxidants, is high in vitamins and minerals, and helps control blood sugar.

4.    Make your own nutritious confections:

There’s a good selection from this Pinterest board, some appetizers from POPSUGAR Fitness, and a list of healthy treats from Cooking Light.

5.    Keep some peppermints, sugar-free gum, or a bag full of trail-mix on hand at all times.

Whenever you get a craving, just whip out your go-to snack. Mint gum or tea is especially helpful, as it’s a widely known appetite suppressant. (Remember, our Good Food Made Simple products are ready in less than five minutes, so if you start to feel your willpower wavering, you can always grab a burrito or some mac & cheese and dig-in.)

Hope our tricks will keep you away from the treats this Halloween. 🙂

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