How to Eat Less on Halloween Night

Have a healthy Halloween!

Have a healthy Halloween!

Are you ready for tonight’s trick or treat festivities?  On Tuesday, I shared a list of healthier Halloween candy to buy.  Many people also try to buy candy that they don’t like so that they aren’t tempted to raid the candy bowl.  But if you are still looking for a few ways to eat less on Halloween night, try these tips.

  • Eat a healthy dinner.  Fill up on high-fiber veggies and lean protein for dinner.  Broccoli, mushrooms and spinach are good veggies choices.  Pair them with grilled chicken or broiled fish for a hearty and satisfying meal.
  • Understand serving size.  If you choose to indulge in a Halloween treat, enjoy just a single serving.  That might be more than a single piece of candy, but it probably isn’t he whole bag.  Read the nutrition facts label to find out how many pieces of candy are in a single serving.
  • Stay active.  Fold laundry, play cards, do simple household chores while you wait for trick or treaters to arrive.  You’ll burn more calories throughout the night and you’ll probably be less tempted to indulge if you aren’t sitting still and staring at the candy bowl all night.

Enjoy a Healthy Chocolate Celebration

If you are looking for a fun and healthy way to burn off Halloween calories, check out the Chocoholic Frolic in St. Paul this weekend.  Bring the family to participate in either the 5K or 10K events that start at the Union Depot on Sunday, November 3rd.  Get more information at the Chocoholic Frolic website.

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