This time of year, it can be all too easy to give in to those constant candy cravings—especially when there are bowls of Snickers, sour gummy worms and peanut butter cups everywhere you turn. In fact, I like to keep a dish of chocolates out on my entryway table as a Halloween treat for when guests stop by. But it also makes it very tempting for me to want to indulge all the time. This little trick works pretty well for me when I feel myself splurging on sweets too often. But, for those of you who crave chocolate, sour candy and gummy bears when the month of October hits, today we would like to share some healthy tips for curbing those Halloween sugar yearnings. Keep these tips in mind as your nostalgia for those trick-or-treat goodie bags of your childhood takes over this Halloween…
Are you sour candy obsessed?
If you walk into a candy store and make a beeline for the sour worms, sour straws and sour patch kids, then you’ll want to read this tip… To keep your craving at bay and avoid that sour candy sugar crash, we recommend making a trail mix of nuts with golden berries. Golden berries are one of our favorite little tricks to tell our clients about… They are very tart like your old school sour patch favorites. Make a bowl of trail mix and set it on your kitchen counter in place of processed, refined-sugar-laden candies. Also, this snack is a great one to make and pack up in a small baggie for the movies, a concert, or any event where you think you’ll get a sweets craving.
Are you a gummy bear lover?
Gummy bear lovers… You are in luck! We recommend making your own healthy gummy bears at home. Just mix up a few tablespoons of grass-fed gelatin, lemons or lime juice and a little local honey, and pour into a gummy bear mold. With these ingredients, you can easily make a healthy batch of gummy bears without high fructose corn syrup, corn starch and preservatives. It’s a win-win!
Are you a self-proclaimed chocoholic?
Chocolate lovers, don’t fret—we have good news for you. We are big fans of chocolate… it’s great, as long as you pick a low or no-sugar-added bar that’s organic – like Lindt, HU or BioTrust.