Halloween has been the undoing of many a sugaraholic. Buying a lot of candy to have around the house is surely a dangerous thing to do. After my own children were grown, I always bought candy that I didn’t like, Smarties &/or DumDums lollipops were on the list. Then the next day, any leftover candy went either to the food bank, if unopened, or in the trash. If you can’t keep your house free of candy you don’t like, the next best thing is to buy limited amounts so that it will all get handed out.
Another option, if you have access to a catalog that has lots of party favor type gifts, is to get a bunch of little toys to give out. Of course, that doesn’t replace candy.
Lastly, I have bought fast food coupons/tickets for a dollar–I don’t know if this is still something you can get; or you could simply give out shiny new quarters. Next to candy, cash is king with kids.
The main thing is not to give ourselves any excuses for eating candy or sweets that for the sugaraholics may result in days of binge behavior.
Yours in the fight for health,
Nan aka Sugarbaby