Mindful Living: Healthy Halloween Treats!
by THERESA NICASSIO PHD – BLUSHVancouver Magazine Columnist
As parents, Halloween is a blast. What other time can we play with our kids in such wild ways, helping them transform into their alter-ego fantasy characters as ghosts, princesses, Superman or perhaps even Harry Potter? If we are game, we might get to enliven our own fantasies and join in the fun of dressing up and being a bit spooky ourselves. It really is a pretty crazy holiday.
As fun as the holiday can be, it is also a time that many parents dread because of the obscene amount of junk food that our kids can eat that is sanctioned by society. Knowing how toxic sugar-filled candy is (not to mention the barrage of chemicals, food colouring and preservatives that are usually put in the treats) can make us feel like sell-outs as parents, especially if we typically make efforts to be conscious about feeding our kids food that honours their growing minds and bodies.
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