When I was a kid, I had the Flintstone vitamin next to my glass of juice and maybe a chewable bright orange vitamin C next to it. Many families still do the same without realizing that the morning Flintstone vitamin, or modern day gummy, is not giving you enough of what you need and really is a morning sweetie to start your day.
For the sake of the immune system, can we find a way to have a healthier Halloween? And before you groan, think of the fun and creativity that the family can have making new traditions or coming up with new ideas of how to do Halloween a bit differently.
We need nutrients that fit with the seasons and fall produce doesn’t disappoint. The colourful and fibre-, vitamin C- and antioxidant-rich root vegetables of carrots, sweet potatoes, all the varieties of squash including help support your immunity.
Halloween can be a parent’s worst nightmare. Just picture those sugar-infused little bodies that ultimately crash at the end of a late night in the form of one doozy of a tantrum. Now that’s a scary Halloween.
How are you going to deal with your little gremlin this October 31st? Here’s a plan for parents to survive Halloween and avoid the extreme sugar highs and lows.
The first indicator of Fall has crept up on us here in Toronto; chillier weather. To satisfy those chills, one of my main go-to’s is a pot of steaming hot soup! It’s an added bonus that it is also easy to work into a busy weekday schedule. Soups can be as simple as just a few key ingredients, or as complex as the Davinci Code. It’s about what you’re in the mood for!
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