Spooky season is officially upon us 👻… bring on the cute decorations, costume shopping, and yes, Halloween candy! I know, I know – Halloween candy can be stressful, triggering, and much more. Trust me, I’ve been there! I’m here to tell you that halloween candy isn’t special or something to fear this season. Whether your internal alarm system goes off when you’re around the festive candy, or you straight up refuse to have these sweets in the house, this blog post is for you. Let’s work on normalizing these sweets by incorporating them into our day-to-day, to take them off of this sacred pedestal we have kept them on for so long. Today, we are building a Halloween Candy snack plate to do just that!
When building this snack plate, I want you to keep this idea in mind: I am having what I want, and adding what I need.
To expand on this, we are taking the thing we want (Halloween candy), and adding elements we need to it (adding in other macronutrients for nutrition purpose, increased satiety, etc). This is gentle nutrition! Practicing this add-in method often results in you feeling satisfied and your best, physically and mentally.
This is just one of a number of snack plate combos you can create. Go ahead and tailor to your liking using the add-in method and the practice of gentle nutrition! Further, don’t feel like you *have* to eat your Halloween candy this way. As I mentioned, this is a tool you can use to balance out your candy, but by no means is it a rule! I love candy by itself, and I love adding to my candy in ways like this… it all comes down to your needs in a given moment. Honor them as best you can with compassion and kindness!
Read the notes below the recipe card for more.
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Let’s Build a Halloween Candy Snack Plate!
Spooky season is officially upon us 👻… bring on the cute decorations, costume shopping, and yes, Halloween candy! I know, I know – Halloween candy can be stressful, triggering, and much more. Trust me, I’ve been there! Let’s work on normalizing these sweets by incorporating them into our day-to-day, to take them off of this sacred pedestal we have kept them on for so long. Today, we are building a Halloween Candy snack plate to do just that!
- Wash and cut your apple
- Serve your components on a plate together
- Add dips to the plate or serve on the side
- Note the sweet and savory elements to help satisfy both my tastebuds / avoid that end-of-meal ping-ponging between sweet and savory cravings 😉
- Concerned about portion sizes? Let’s make it easy by adding an amount that looks satisfying to you on your plate. Then, this is key, go into the snack with permission to eat everything, or go back for more, or not eat everything on your plate. Remember, just because you gave yourself X amount, doesn’t mean that’s all you can have… If you find your brain going there, ask “Who made this rule?”