10.28.2013

Sugar Free Halloween

Is it even possible?!?! 

image from blaircandy.com


I'll tell you - - this has been a tough one for our family.  My husband and I don't eat candy.  Two of our children are not eating candy at the moment.  The others are still eating candy.  So what do we do?  If I fully believe in no sugar, why would I take my kids Trick-or-Treating to get pounds of sugar!? (And can I just add a parenthetical statement that I am whole-heartedly opposed to ward trunk-or-treats!?!  Another soap box topic for another day).  I really wish I could just cut it all out -- ALL or NOTHING!?!  But that's just not realistic.  Makes me wish I just started with no sugar from day one of parenthood.  Sigh.

We talked about just having a Halloween party instead.  I'd make some healthy treats and we'd ignore ALL trick-or-treating whatsoever.  But then I thought of all that would entail...it sounded too exhausting at the moment.

We finally came up with a compromise.  B will take the younger boys out around the neighborhood.  A will go with them only to collect candy she can trade in at the dentist for money!  Yippee!  I'm just going to let the kids gorge themselves on candy Halloween night and then make them sell the rest to the dentist as well.  JW and A asked for a bag of grapes instead.  :-)

However, I still want to make some treats!  After all, it is Halloween, right?  And this is JUST what I was looking for!! 

As for what I'm going to hand out at the door??
I think I'll just go buy some stickers.  :-)

Happy Halloween, Everyone...Let the Holidays begin!!

3 comments:

  1. Speaking to my heart. We are going to our ward thing on Wednesday, but that will be the extent of it. When I was growing up we had a movie/candy-eating night a few days after Halloween (usually the following Friday night) and we could gorge ourselves on as much candy as we wanted...and then the next morning it disappeared! That has become our family tradition. I really hate what Halloween has turned into. It's so commercial (store-bought as opposed to creative costumes) and greedy. Not that I loved Halloween before, but it's becoming less and less a "holiday" I can get behind. Yesterday one of my younger kids asked me what we were celebrating. Uh....good question!

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  2. We're still loving sugar at our house, but I DO hand out glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls on Halloween night. Almost every kid loves it.

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  3. We're still loving sugar at our house, but I DO hand out glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls on Halloween night. Almost every kid loves it.

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