Halloween is an exciting day for the whole family. We all get to dress up and of course to eat candies! Although it’s fun and exciting, it could also be a bit stressful for some parents.
As parents we always worry about which foods are best for our kids, how much junk should they eat, should we limit the food? Or should we just let them be kids and eat whatever they want? Well, as a mom of 3 young children and a professional. Food & Nutrition are my passion and as much as I wish It would always be a perfect scenario, it isn’t. And it’s important just to know that there’s no right nor wrong, the best way is to try and do what’s best for you and your family.
Here are a few recommendations that you could try this year:
- Let them be excited to get all the treats and candies. Let them count them, organize them, etc. It’s part of the fun and they will feel that they are in charge.
- Tell them they get to choose 3 candies for the whole weekend. They get to choose whichever candy they want and whenever they want to eat it. Yes, even if it’s for breakfast! This will help them control what they want and when they want it but with limits, instead of just bingeing. When they get older they would know that they don’t have to eat the whole cake, they can eat a piece and tomorrow there will be more.
- After the 3 candies, “We” (including you as a parent) will be keeping the candies and we can choose one another time.
I personally don’t give many candies to my kids but that doesn’t mean that they don’t or can’t eat sweets! We can still make delicious and sweet treats but healthy, including:
- Granola bars
- Power balls etc
They can even help you to make them!
Margot Tache is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, a Holistic Private Chef, and a mom of 3 amazing & energetic kids. She truly understands what busy life means. Join her on Facebook.com/BCParent on Thursday at 11:30 to hear her tips on snacks.