Ah Halloween, you’ve come around again. Another annual occasion that screams chocolate, sweets, chocolate, and sugar in a myriad of forms *sigh*.
It’s halloween, of course you’ve got to eat fake vampire teeth and some sugar disguised as slime, right? Well no thanks, I’d rather not.
Trick or treat memories
As a kid, of course I used to trick or treat around my local neighbourhood collecting up goodies in utter sugar addiction delight. I then got home and proceeded to make myself feel quite sick on excessive sugar, although never as much as my brother who would polish off the lot and then complain about stomach pains. I remember the odd satsuma being a healthy respite in it all.
With my sugary ways reformed, Cadbury witch themed chocolate rolls don’t appeal to me as much. So what does Halloween become instead? Here’s a list of 8 things to make sure you don’t feel left out of the spooky celebrations when you eat less sugar.
8 alternatives to sugar at Halloween
- Dress up - If you just had the sugar but couldn’t dress up, Halloween would truly suck. I’d choose dressing up over sugar even when I loved sweet. Getting out the fake blood, trying to look like a sexy(ish) Halloween bride or getting creative with bin liners. It’s massive fun sans sugar
- Party - I love an excuse to party, go out with friends and generally have a good time. Celebrate just because, and enjoy connecting with all the great people you have in your life.
- Watch a scary movie – I’m a bit of a wimp with these but occasionally I do like to watch one to get in the mood. I don’t fancy the SAW movies back to back myself, but if it floats your boat, go for it.
- Carve a pumpkin – Let your creative juices flow and instagram your efforts.
- Eat pumpkin seeds instead of sweets – Your seasonal snack of choice. I can’t stop munching on them at the moment. So tasty and healthy.
- Pumpkin recipes – Pumpkin porridge, pumpkin pie. Roast pumpkin in your dinner, salad or soup. Pumpkin for breakfast? Experiment and have fun.
- Apple bobbing – Big kid like fun.
- Scary practical jokes – Jump out at your flatmate or work colleague. Do something spooky silly and make those around you laugh.
Do all of those 8 things and you won’t miss the sugar. Fearing that you’ll miss out by not eating things is just a fear. The least you can do is test it. See how you go, you really don’t need to eat sweet things to enjoy Halloween and in my opinion, it’s a good will power warm up for Christmas.
Happy Halloween! How do you feel about the excessive sugar at this time of year? Do you find it surrounds you everywhere?