Healthy Halloween


It’s that spooky time of year when we see sugar levels rise along with tantrums and sugar crashes.

As parents we are frightened.

Worse is the nutritional impact that happens.

Good eating habits fly out the door like bats!

So what to do?

There are many options.

How about pumpkin based recipes?   Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pudding, or this lovely Brain Dip?

Trickster Treat

Treat your cute little Tricksters with bags of trail mix or nuts.

Pencils, erasers, little notebooks and my personal favorite BUBBLES!  All make nice sugar free alternatives.

Surviving Halloween Tips

1. Serve a well balanced meal before hand.  I personally focus the entire week of heavy protein and heavy fiber meals to counter the sugar.

2. Trade the sugar for healthy snacks.

3. Save the candy for using on presents and in candy bowls at major parties so it’s shared by a larger group.

4. Take it to work and share.  As adults we often miss the fun of Halloween and the candy and it’s really nice to find someone treated us.

And for us?  How about a nice frappacino with a boost of Immune Support Blend and Energy Blend.

About Smoothie Essentials - ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the MatchaGT blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. The Smoothie Essentials product is a line of boosts that add functionality to one's daily foods without adding flavor or colors. (except for MatchaGT and green blend) making it easy to "hide" them from the finicky eaters we all know and love. From stirring them into yogurts, smoothies, frappes and even juice drinks it all come out with the original flavor being center star.. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing

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