Whether you are a parent of young ones or just young-at-heart, Halloween is a much-anticipated autumn ritual. Folks of all ages are donning their alter egos, be it a superhero or a creepy ghoul.
And along with all that good-natured frivolity comes candy; lots and lots of candy. Here at Zenwise®, we believe that no food is off-limits, and that includes candy.
After all, Halloween is just one day a year. Ultimately, it's what you and your kids eat the rest of the year that has the most impact.
Sweet Treat Strategies
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, instead of making candy and sweet treats off-limits, serve healthy snacks first, and bring out the sweet treats later.
So, when your little ghosts and goblins come home from trick-or-treating, let them indulge with a piece or two. Mom and Dad, that applies to you, too!
Not to be a killjoy, but if you and yours suffer from food allergies or food sensitivities, Halloween can be tricky.
“People may assume that just because an allergen isn’t labeled or listed on the candy, it’s safe. And that’s not always the case,” explains Purvi Parikh, MD, an allergist with NYU Langone Health, in an Everyday Health article.
Dr. Parikh suggests having some allergy-free candy on hand, so kids with allergies can still indulge in the sweet fun.
Another good way to make Halloween treats less frightful is to make your own. And if you think the term “healthy treat” is an oxymoron – think again! Our friends at The Comfort of Cooking shared this freakishly easy Halloween recipe that balances sweet indulgence with a hit of nutritious.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites
Servings: 16-20 wedges
- 2 apples sliced into wedges or slices
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup granola your favorite
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for sprinkling
- Semisweet chocolate chips optional*
- Coat tops of apple wedges in peanut butter and sprinkle with granola and cinnamon.
- Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring in 30-second increments until melted. Be careful not to overheat.
- Drizzle wedges with melted chocolate, set on a large platter, and serve.
Finding a Healthy Balance
Does all this talk of yummy indulgences have your tummy grumbling? We feel you!
With food-laden Halloween get-togethers looming, there’s never been a better time to consider a digestive supplement.
Fortunately, Zenwise® has got your gut covered. Our flagship product, Digestive Enzymes with Pre & Probiotics, is popular on Amazon where it received 40,000 reviews. This customer favorite helps conquer hard-to-digest foods while it supports healthy digestion and immunity.†
It features a 10-Strain Probiotic Blend including Reliably AliveTM DE111®, which is clinically proven to reach the small intestine within hours, not days. This is important because 70 percent of your immune system lives in the small intestine.
Digestive enzymes are another critical component of this popular product. You see, after age 20, your body may start producing fewer natural digestive enzymes. That's why digesting some of your favorite foods may be more challenging than it used to be in your youth.
This pre-meal supplement includes a proprietary enzyme blend to aid in nutrient absorption and provide digestive support.† And if trick or treating’s got you on the move, consider convenient Digestive Enzymes+ Travel Tin.
For more advice about the best supplements for your individual needs, contact our knowledgeable customer service team. Reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org or M-F from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST at (800) 940-1972.
And as always, all Zenwise® products are backed by the "Eat Freely...or its Free" guarantee! Zenwise. Then Eat.®
†These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.