You're on a low carb diet, and it is the season of chocolate recipes. Here are ways to stay low sugar and low carb in a holiday season of chocolate indulgence.
Having a Low Carb Halloween
From candy and chocolate reviews to sangria recipes, Halloween can be delicious and sweet, too. Just choose wisely.
Eating Sweets on a Low Carb Diet
In general, you want to wean yourself off that sweet tooth. Here are the good and bad points of being sweet oriented.
If you're looking to bake goodies for your party or work event, here are a collection of sweeteners to give that sweet flavor without the fattening calories.
I know it's hard, when hordes of little munchkins come to your door, to resist giving them candy. What kid wants to be given an apple or an orange? I have the perfect solution. Make up goodie bags. We've done this for several years, and the kids love it. In fact we can hear them chortling to their friends and family about the victory as they leave the house. What kid would want one little candy item when they could get a bag full of neat stuff?
You don't have to break the bank to do it. Go out to any dollar store, party store, or even your local flea markets. Be on the lookout for cool little toys and prizes to put into your goodie bag. Some neat ideas include:
* toy rings and gems
* Puzzles and sliding-tile games
* Little books of stories or crossword puzzles
* bouncing balls, super putty
* little kaleidoscopes and magnifying glasses
the possibilities really are endless. You can make each bag different, or have them all the same. You can get a themed Halloween bag to put the items in, or just use zip-lock bags that you find inexpensively in most stores.
The key here is that Halloween isn't about getting fat and rotting your teeth. It's about getting fun prizes from your friends and family. Those prizes do not have to be candy. Become the house on your block that the kids all cheer about!
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