As Halloween quickly approaches, parents and children are eager to pick costumes, stock up on trick or treat candy and plan, or RSVP to, Halloween parties. Needless to say, it is a fun season for children (and adults) of all ages.
Although Halloween tends to be chock full o' sugar, chocolate and other unhealthier items, there is no reason why you and the kids can't enjoy some of the sweetest that Halloween has to offer, without any of the guilt or regrets that tend to follow. All it takes is a little thinking and "pre-planning." Doing so will help you maintain control and not overdo it when the big day finally comes:Pre-Halloween
- Buying Candy: Avoid stocking up on Halloween candy early. Having the candy around the house will tempt you to indulge before trick-or-treating starts. Aim to purchase your candy no more than a day or two before Halloween (you may hit some great sales too!)
- Plan Your Treat-Giving: There is nothing wrong about giving treats that are