Does the Powell Pack Eat Halloween Candy?

*Originally posted October 30, 2014*

Without question, the holiday season is one of the most, if not the most, difficult times to keep healthy eating on track, and Halloween is certainly no exception! Chris and I receive so many questions about how to manage holiday sweets, particularly those mountains of candy your kiddos are sure to lug home this Halloween. View the video to find out how the Powell Pack keeps candy consumption to a minimum, and a few tricks for implementing reasonable sweet treat expectations in your home this Halloween!

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Xoxo,

Heidi

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18 Comments

  1. bree s - October 17, 2015

    to regift the candy aasappp. candy in our house is bad news, it disappears so fast. haha-
    number 11- we are a family of 5 with a baby so its the perfect set!
    thankssss<3

  2. Catrina - November 2, 2014

    We do something similar. We allow our kids to eat a few pieces after trick or treating and the next day he give them the option to give up their candy for a toy at the store. A bonus is their school collects candy to donate to the kids in the hospital who didn’t get the option to trick or treat. So my kids get to feel good about giving back, they get a toy, and we minimize their sugar intake. win-win-win.

  3. Cp - October 31, 2014

    What do you do with the candy Once you buy it from your kids?

    • Terry - October 16, 2015

      You can donate it to the soldiers overseas or take it to a dentist & they will pay you by the pound for the candy. At least the dentist where I’m from does anyway.

  4. Tina - October 30, 2014

    love, love, love your videos 🙂

  5. Robin - October 30, 2014

    My son has type 1 diabetes so we buy the candy he cannot eat, great idea.

  6. Bethany - October 30, 2014

    Ummm….brilliant!!

  7. Indira - October 30, 2014

    He is so cute.Little Chris 🙂

  8. Sheila Ghen - October 30, 2014

    We would allow our kids to eat some candy when they got home from trick or treating. Once they had chosen and eaten a few pieces, we would give them the option to leave the rest out for the “halloween fairy” who would take the candy and replace it with a puzzle, coloring book & crayons, toy car, or whatever the current interest was. They always chose to leave it out and they were excited to see what fun surprise would be on the table in place of the candy in the morning! 🙂

  9. debi - October 30, 2014

    We do similar to u. However we let our kids pick out ten pieces they get to eat a few pieces that night. The rest goes in a candy jar of there own and when there ten pieces are gone its done. The rest it garbage.

  10. Johnna - October 30, 2014

    my son’s favorite thing to do with his candy is to donate it to troops serving our country! He is 14 now but has been doing it since he was about 5. The best part it was his idea! If people handed out veggies I think he would be happier.

  11. Anna - October 30, 2014

    This is great. My parents did this with my brother and I growing up.

  12. Karie - October 30, 2014

    What do you guys do with the left over candy that you bought back from the kids?

  13. Erin - October 30, 2014

    I have my kids trick or treat early and then pick out 5-6 pieces that they want and then I hand out the rest of the candy to the neighborhood kids. This way I don’t spend money on candy and my kids still get to partake in all the fun! This year I’m handing out bags with pencils, activity books, rulers, stickers etc.

  14. Kelly - October 30, 2014

    That’s a great idea. When I was a kid my parents had us split our candy in half. We got to keep half and we took the rest to a local hospital and gave it to the kids that were to sick to go trick or treating.

  15. Kimi Martinson - October 30, 2014

    This is a great idea!

  16. Jacq - October 30, 2014

    Cash’s “addition” at the end was the highlight of my morning! What a cutie.

  17. Mary B - October 30, 2014

    Yes, moderation is key! Love the idea of buying back the leftover candy! Thanks for sharing!

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