Healthy Halloween Snacks That Can Help You Stay On TrackHolidays
Is the spookiest part about Halloween the amount of candy you end up eating? It can be tricky to hide from all the treats this time of year, but there are lots of ways to enjoy the holiday without eating a thing—put on a spooky workout playlist, get some steps in around the pumpkin patch, and of course stop by Planet Beach spray & spa for a HOTWORX infrared sauna workout!
Even when it comes to food, there are so many healthy, fresh fall flavors to celebrate this time of year. Looking for post-workout snacks that double as healthy Halloween treats? Instead of focusing on all the treats you can’t eat, try these healthier snack ideas. Get into the spirit without racking up a scary number of calories. These can also be great for Halloween party snacks or even to pack in the kids’ lunches for a healthy treat!
SPOOKY TRAIL MIX
Trail mix is a snack that consists of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Add some sweetness by sprinkling dark chocolate chips to a mix of raisins, dried apricots, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds. A cup of roasted nuts gives you a healthy dose of protein and healthy fats. For post-workout, try using pistachios because they are richer in potassium than other nuts. Potassium helps recover electrolytes lost through sweat during your workout, and you’ll definitely be sweating after that HOTWORX ISOMETRIC or HIIT session!
PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN SHAKE
Pumpkin spice consists of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves. The combination of these spices creates a flavorful mix loaded with antioxidants which help control blood sugar levels. Nutmeg is rich in fiber and vitamin B. Ginger has iron, potassium, and zinc which are all good for the blood. Mixing these ingredients with Planet Beach’s Indulge meal replacement shake make for a great tasting snack that also helps repair muscles after a rigorous workout.
CRACKERS WITH LOW-FAT PEANUT BUTTER
Low-sodium crackers paired with low-fat peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Low-fat creamy peanut butter is loaded with protein, carbohydrates, and zinc. Aside from peanut butter, you can also pair crackers with cheese or a yogurt dip. Healthy Halloween treats can be that simple!
Popcorn is low in fat and is considered one of the best whole grain sources to replenish glycogen. After your workout, you can add protein powder to your popcorn for added flavor. Protein powder nourishes muscles and helps them recover after your workout. Popcorn is one of the best snacks for endurance and resistance type of workouts.
Halloween treats are usually loaded with sugar, but this list of healthy Halloween recipes will surely change your mind. Not only will these satisfy your sweet cravings, but these snacks will also help repair muscles and replenish electrolytes lost through sweat after your HOTWORX sessions. Give them a try and see how you like them!
Next time you’re at your local Planet Beach for a spa day or getting your HOTWORX on, grab a tub or two of that Indulge shake! While you’re at it, snatch up a few packets of our HydroGo Antioxidants, Heart Healthy, Essential Greens, or Clean Energy to mix with water for added nutritional and health benefits! CLICK HERE to find a Planet Beach near you & make this Halloween your healthiest one yet!
Written By: Paige Stuart, Planet Beach Brand Manager & Franchisee