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5 tips for a healthier Halloween

by Naturopathes de La Boite à Grains 05 Jun 2024 0 comments
5 trucs pour une Halloween plus santé - La Boite à Grains

Halloween is a much-anticipated holiday for many children! Many are counting down the days until the big day, when they can dress up and parade through the streets in search of candy.

However, many families are asking themselves the question: is it possible to reinvent Halloween and take a healthier turn?

Among this list, you'll find ideas for redefining Halloween and marking this long-awaited holiday with a sharpened conscience.

1- For a healthier Halloween: Cooking as a family

A great way to celebrate Halloween in style without having to buy commercial treats is to create a themed menu.

To create a bit of magic right from the start breakfasttry this recipe for pumpkin and hemp smoothie. This smoothie is vegan, naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and features autumn spices and delicious pumpkin flesh.

To continue the day in festive spirit, why not make some homemade treats? By making your own treats, you can ensure the quality of the ingredients while limiting the amount of sugar, avoiding additives and over-packaging. Choose sweet bites to prepare with your family from our healthy selection:

To round off the day with a Halloween meal, this recipe from peppers stuffed with turkey and squash is sure to add a festive touch.

2- For a healthier Halloween: Aim for zero waste

This year, dare to give up the door-to-door custom, since it encourages over-consumption and the creation of unnecessary waste.

Why not create a new family custom and drop in on one of the La Boîte à grains branches with reusable containers? Each member of the family can choose from our selection of organic candies, including organic vegetarian licoricethe famous organic worms in bulk or the traditional organic teddy bears in bulk. Once purchased, these sweets can be decanted into a cauldron to make a real witch's recipe!

You can also decorate your home without waste. Carved gourds and pumpkins, as well as sheets hung in ghost silhouettes, are excellent homemade decorations that won't end up in landfill sites.

3- For a healthier Halloween: Not just candy

Although in America, candy is an integral part of Halloween traditions, it's possible to deflect excess sugar by offering something other than candy.

These mini chocolate chip granola bars are the perfect gift for the kids in your neighborhood. Allergen-free, these tender bars will be a hit with kids of all dietary restrictions. From organic juice cartons can also be distributed to the delight of children.

In addition to food products, you can offer stickers, temporary tattoos, pencils or erasers, bouncing balls, prints or modeling clay.

4- For a healthier Halloween: Visit a local farm

Halloween is synchronized with the end of the fall harvest. To fully immerse yourself in the festive experience, you can visit a local farm that grows fall squash. Some farms offer themed or family activities, wagon rides, hay mazes and even U-pick pumpkins.

It's a great way to bond with the community, appreciate the work of farmers and stock up on nutrient-rich local produce.

Don't forget to bring a pumpkin! You can carve it into a lantern on Halloween night.

5- For a healthier Halloween: Cooking pumpkin

Pumpkin is a highly nutritious autumn vegetable. High in vitamins C and A, there's no question of throwing this vegetable away after carving it into a lantern!

Pumpkin flesh can be cooked and frozen for winter. It can be featured in many recipes, including this delicious pumpkin macaroni and cheese macaroni and cheese.

Seeds are nutritional bombshells and excellent sources of protein, fiber, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium and B vitamins. They're delicious when dehydrated or roasted, then lightly seasoned with a few spices.

 

La Boite à Grains wishes you a happy Halloween! Tell us which of these ideas you'll be incorporating for a healthier Halloween.

 

About the author

Naturopaths of La Boite à Grains

Team of licensed and certified naturopaths (ND) in Gatineau, Outaouais.

Original article written by Véronique Cousineau, Naturopath

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