Making healthier decisions this Halloween

The Blush Family Farm is striving to provide a unique and sustainable lifestyle for Aliana and Bill. They are eating organic whole foods, playing outside, learning with hands-on experience, and over all having a unique and productive upbringing. There’s still laughter, games, sleep overs, play dates, field trips, and yummy goodies…but yummy goodies don’t have to mean unhealthy.

This Halloween take the time to go the extra mile and provide your child with a rewarding experience, inside and out!

Here’s a few ways dressing up and Trick or Treating can be healthy for your kids:

  1. Replace some of the goodies you give away to other children and your own with healthy “candy” without the fructose syrup, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners. Try bags of dried fruit dipped in organic chocolate (dark chocolate preferrably), candy apples with a healthy twist (homemade organic caramel sauce), or buy candy from companies who pride themselves in providing organic treats.
  2. Another idea is skip the candy altogether! There are tons of other options for “goodies”: yo-yo’s, finger puppets, bouncy balls, stickers. All of these are still affordable, especially in bulk and you’ll end up being the cool parent giving out toys 😉
  3. It’s also important to note costumes and added decorations can be harmful. You never know what you’re applying onto your child’s skin unless you read. So check out the package for the face paint, the glitter, etc.
  4. If you know your neighbors will only have CRAP for candy, create little goodie bags and deliver them to your neighbors prior to hitting the hood. Have your child receive that when they stop. (might sound high maintenance, but if you’re going to be high-maintenance about anything it should be the health of you and your family!)

Have a very healthy and Happy Halloween! We’d love for you to show us costumes and recipes from this year, so feel free to leave us a message on our Facebook Page! 

 

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