How to Have a Healthier Halloween - Ivana Chapman

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

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apples carved with faces with witch hats on top

Making healthy and fun food treats for Halloween is easy.

It’s a scary time of year for all us fitness folks.

People all around us are offering us pint-sized pieces of candy and chocolate that we don’t usually partake in. It’s all in the spirit of Halloween, of course, and it gives both kids and adults an excuse to overdo the sweetness on one day of the year.

If you want to have a few other options this year, here’s a quick guide.

Making it Festive

I am all about the scary decorations and fun food to get you (and the kids, if there are any) into the Halloween spirit.

How about some eggs topped with spiders made of olives to get the day off to a spooky start. Plenty of protein and healthy fats in these little babies:

eggs with spiders made of olives on top

Or make some fruity banana ghosts and pumpkins made of clementines to put a smile on the little ones’ faces:

ghosts made of bananas and tangerines made to look like pumpkins

Anything you make with pumpkin is automatically considered “Halloweeny” so carve one up, bake it up, and make sure you roast those seeds in the oven for a tasty snack.

Try Something Different

You can be that house that gives out the something besides candy. I know, I know, you don’t want to deprive the kids of their cavity-inducing treats. They’ll get plenty anyway, but at least you can give them something a little more interesting.

What kid wouldn’t love some pumpkin temporary tattoos, zombie stickers, glow-in-the-dark fangs, or a spider back scratcher? Don’t forget, Halloween is about the fun and the joy of the experience, not just the sugar rush.

Have a healthy Halloween!

Ivana Chapman

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Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an energetic 6-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Natural Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.
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