TRICK OR TREAT?
I’m not going to lie, I really feel like Halloween is a big trick wrapped in a treat to totally derail us from our healthy goals.
I think as women we struggle with food enough as it is, so to send our kids out to collect as much candy and chocolate as possible seems crazy and to top it off at night time right before bed….., but yet we do it anyways.
Is it not like we don’t have enough holidays with unhealthy food packed around them? Talk about making it hard to stay on track.
So I’ve realized that if it has to happen every year and I’m probably not going to be able to change that. Then I am just going to set myself up for those craving battles and you are too!
TOP TIPS FOR SURVIVING HALLOWEEN
- Don’t buy your candy until a day before.
There’s no reason we need to get it a month in advance it will just stare you in the face every day saying EAT ME!! So instead of having a few days with it, you will have derailed yourself for a couple months and probably a couple inches too.
- Don’t buy the candy or chocolate you like, this will just make you eat more than you give out. Pick something you don’t like.
- Find something other than candy to hand out, I was in save-on and found these cute mini water bottle with Halloween pictures on them that glow in the dark and I kids love them.
- Have a healthy alternative (like this Reese peanut butter cup recipe) if you have this healthy alternative you won’t be into your kids’ candy and when you make a healthier choice you will feel confident that you can make healthy choices.
- If you do end up eating your kids chocolate have a protein shake with water before eating. Then limit yourself to 3 minis having them in the morning so you have all day to work it off and not have it affect your results. And if you Carb cycle like me just make it on your higher carb day and still keep it to the morning.
If you have any tips on staying on track leave a comment id love to know ->
REESES PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
- 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter or nut butter
- 2-3 tablespoons beyond yourself vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup dark chocolate (85%)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Fill muffin tins with muffin liners and set aside.
- In a bowl mix peanut butter and protein powder together. Start with 2 tablespoons of protein powder and go up from there. The amount of protein powder depends on how drippy your peanut butter is, to begin with.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt dark chocolate and coconut oil, stirring every 45 seconds until chocolate is smooth.
- Scoop one teaspoon of the chocolate mixture onto the bottom of each muffin liner. Then, place muffin tin into the freezer for about 10-15 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
- Next, place one TBSP protein peanut butter on top of each hardened chocolate, carefully flattening until it has a smooth top.
- Finally, add two more teaspoons of the melted chocolate on top of the peanut butter to each liner to complete your peanut butter cup
- Place muffin tin in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes until chocolate is hardened.