Just wanted to give a shout-out to my bad-ass nephew and his awesome attitude this Halloween.
This was the first year my nephew went out for Halloween as a diabetic. As some parents know, with all the candy it can be daunting for first time diabetics to head out trick or treating. It’s hard to tell a 7 year old what he can and can’t eat on the daily, let alone on Halloween: the sugar holiday of the year. But to keep him at home while all his friends headed out is just cruel. So out he went, with some rules in place. My sister was nervous, I was nervous, but there was no need.
He went out. Had a great time. He got tons and tons of candy. He came home. He chose the 10 candies he was allowed to keep, then packed the rest in loot bags for his friends and teachers. He then took his bag, went up to my sister… and sold her the rest. For a rather nice profit.
Not only was it a great way for him to enjoy his holiday, but he also became Mr. Popular with the candy he handed out the next day. Plus, he’s rolling in it. Entrepreneur at 7 years old.
In case you needed a little motivation to stay away from YOUR candy (or your kids candy), use his example. It’s not easy for a 7 year old to give away his Halloween candy, but he did. Because it was what was best for him.
Just something to think about!
When it comes to candy gone ‘bad’ is normal to take one look and say ‘ugh, NO THANK YOU’. Sure, it’s not appetizing to look at, and you might rather lick your shoe than take a bite, but if you DID eat it, would it be safe? The short answer is…. YES.
But I think it’s still gross. Ew….
WHY IT TURNS GRAY…
Doing each move for 1-2 minutes, capped off with the Thriller dance. Repeated 3 times, this is gonna be a fun workout.
Beware… this is terrifyingly delicious.
Tip: A great way to save money is to buy veggies in season and buy TONS of them. You can make pumpkin soup, sorbet, sauce and more to freeze for later. Before Halloween’s over, pick up a few extra ones at the market and take an afternoon to make yourself cheap & healthy eats for the winter. Most foods will keep for up to 6 months if stored properly (airtight containers).
See more tips & pics here.
(photo by Vegan Yack Attack)
Plenty of ways to get your fit on this Halloween! Here are some great ideas if you’re still stuck for a costume.
What are you going as this year? Any plans?
These are delicious and awesome alternatives to the egg-y, milk-y kinds we’re used to around the holidays. If you’re looking for an alternative, this is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Make substitutions where you can, and remember that these are still treats! They should be treated (and eaten) as such. :)
- 1 cup soymilk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup vegan sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt