Thursday, October 31, 2013

How to Handle the Candy: The Great Pumpkin

Happy Halloween Everybody!  It's one of my favorite holidays, I love the excitement in the air today.   Cute little kids running around in their costumes set against a backdrop of trees in firey orange, red, and yellow, with the random leaves  fluttering about.  It's the stuff of life, those sweet fleeting moments you never want to forget. 

Know what's not fleeting?  And what you would like to forget? The sugar meltdowns that go along with consuming all that candy.  Unfortunately, most Halloween candy is loaded with gmos and chemicals (Food Babe did a nice post about this here and Huffpo has one here).  There are some great alternatives, but even the good stuff is still sugary, so I find it best to curb consumption.  What we do at our house is choose some candy to consume after trick or treating, then put the rest in a bag on the porch for the Great Pumpkin, who leaves a small gift in exchange for the candy.  It works great for us; my son gets more excited about the GP than the candy.