A Trick for Trick or Treating
I have been talking a bunch about how October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and I realize I need to address the elephant of the month. H A L L O W E E N.
So what on earth does a person who cuts out all added and almost all natural sugar do on the holiday known for candy begging?
I pony it up and go with it. The reality is, my daughter is going to have enough stories for her future therapist, and I don’t really want to add, “And my mother never let me Trick or Treat.”
All kidding aside, Halloween is for kids. It’s super fun to dress up and knock on your neighbors’ door, shout Trick or Treat (and hopefully thank you!), and at the end of the evening gorge on your goodies.
Here’s where I change things up a bit though; my plan is to give my now 4 year old her choice of three treats the night of Halloween. The rest is going to magically disappear-she is still young enough that I can hopefully get away with this. We often give to little girls that don’t have anything, (Goodwill) and she is good with that. Hopefully this will go somewhat similar.
I am also going to purchase some dark chocolate, so if she would rather have that as a trade, or perhaps a homemade sugar-free mini cheesecakes with whipped cream. So be it.
While it may be hard to believe that she would pass up a fun size Snickers or little M&M baggie, she does not get candy often, and actually really likes the dark chocolate due to that being the rare treat in the fridge that mommy shares. The less you have, the less you want. Starting super young doesn’t hurt either!
As for me, as crazy as it may sound, I have ZERO desire for such junk at this point. I even remember thinking back when I was the one doing the Trick or Treating how some of the stuff was just plain not good. That junk would likely still be eaten just after all the good candy was gone. Really? Does anyone like WarHeads or banana flavored Now and Laters? Likely not.
If I’m going to eat something that is not keto-friendly, you can bet I have decided that it is going to be worth it. And the second after I put a small bite in my mouth, I will decide again if it’s truly is worth it. Honestly, I have decided on more than one occasion that the one tiny bite was plenty. For me, there will be nothing in that orange plastic pumpkin that will be worth it.