Halloween treats after bariatric surgery don’t have to be scary. We’ve cooked up a few fearless tricks and treats to help you fend off Halloween candy temptations.
Trick: Have a protein shake. Make it extra rich by adding peanut butter to a chocolate flavored shake, or adding pumpkin puree combined with cinnamon and nutmeg to your vanilla shake. For a new flavor kick, try using sugar-free Jello pudding mixes like Pistachio or Butterscotch.
Trick: Eat a meal before the kids return from trick-or-treating. This reduces temptation since you are already full, but be armed with your protein shake just in case.
Trick: Have dark chocolate on hand. Choose a chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa for a delicious grownup treat that is also packed with nutrients! For more information on the health benefits of dark chocolate, check out this article on our blog.
Treat: Simple Jello. A simple bowl of sugar free Jello with whipped topping serves as both an adult and child treat.
Treats: Healthy Homemade Goodies. Need a quick way to satisfy your pumpkin craving? A healthy alternative to Halloween sweets, these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are sure to scare off that sweet tooth!… Pumpkin Roll with Vanilla Cream Filling. Not your grandma’s pumpkin roll! This sugar-free version is an indulgent option to kick off pumpkin season, while sticking to your post-surgery diet. Who needs Halloween candy when you have vanilla cream filling?… Or how about Raspberry Scones – 20 minutes or less to the scones of your dreams-without all the calories! Find more healthy homemade treat recipes on our website.
These tricks and treats will help you through not only the Halloween candy temptations, but also the upcoming holiday season where there are goodies galore.