Halloweening - Sugar is the Scariest
Happy, Saturday Sweatsters!
I know, I am a little late. To busy honest things are getting busy and being AWESOME. I have had new interest in the Personal Coaching Packages and it is great! Fall is a season of change, and it is a great time to create some new fitness habits.
Also Halloween is coming upon us. You know what that means - ZOMBIES! or.... CANDY? It's that time of year when candy is everywhere.... In "just a lil taste" portion sized for you. DO NOT DO IT. Unless you love love love mini Oh Henerys and this one little guy (and only this little guy) will make you feel amazing - and with the sugar it probably will (for a moment) - and leading you to wanting more. Don't do it. But sometimes you may need more information:
Sugar is a Drug - Robb Wolf
The Secrets of Sugar - CBC.ca
The Sugar Manifesto - The Whole 30
So, you may now be thinking what are you going to do now with all this halloween candy? Well, I wouldn't say anything if you just threw it out (gasp). But then the little munchins may be wondering where it went. Friends of mine let thier kiddos pick 3 pieces of candy and then the option to trade the rest in for something they really wanted - like a video games, toy, new lifting shoes... Just some ideas.
Then you can share a spooky treat together that isn't as scary.... such as these:
Frozen Banana Mummies - www.lexieskitchen.com
Makes: 12-15 Mummies/Things
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3-4 hours
3 large BANANAS
3 tablespoons gently melted, food grade COCOA BUTTER
3 tablespoons powdered COCONUT SUGAR (it's low glycemic and so easy to make it)
CANDY EYES, "safe" chocolate chips, currants or raisins
Have the kids peel and slice (butter knife it) the bananas into 1-1/2" chunks. Skewer bananas with lollipop sticks (available at most craft stores), or use kabob skewers cut in half using wire cutters as I did. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze.
For the candy coating; in a small bowl, mix the melted cocoa butter with the cocoa powder.
Spoon a little drop of candy coating on a frozen banana and stick on an eye (or two, or three). Using a spoon, have the kids drizzle candy coating over the bananas in all directions, avoiding the eye.