Spooky Sweets and Hormonal Treats for Endometriosis.
Navigating Halloween the Healthy Way.

If you celebrate Halloween it’s a time for costumes, decorations, and, of course, candy! While indulging in sweet treats is a fun part of the celebration, it’s essential to be mindful of how these sugary delights can affect our hormones. In this blog post, Spooky Sweets and Hormonal Treats for Endometriosis: Navigating Halloween the Healthy Way, we’ll explore the impact of candy on hormones, provide tips to avoid temptation, and share some delicious and healthier Halloween treats to enjoy instead.

The Hormone-Candy Connection.
When we consume candy loaded with refined sugars, our blood sugar levels spike rapidly, leading to a surge in insulin production. This can wreak havoc on our hormones, contributing to mood swings, energy crashes, and cravings for even more sweets. Over time, this cycle can lead to hormonal imbalances and other health issues.

Tips to Avoid those Spooky Candy Temptations.

  1. Plan Ahead: Before Halloween arrives, make a plan for how you’ll handle candy temptation. Decide how much you’ll allow yourself to indulge and set boundaries.
  2. Opt for Dark Chocolate: If you’re going to have chocolate, choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. It contains less sugar and more antioxidants.
  3. Choose Healthier Alternatives: Keep healthier snacks readily available, so you’re less tempted to reach for candy. We’ll share some ideas below!
  4. Practice Portion Control: If you decide to indulge, do so mindfully. Enjoy a small portion and savor each bite.


Healthy Halloween Treats

Apple Monsters:

  • Slice apples into rounds.
  • Spread almond butter or peanut butter on one side of each apple slice.
  • Create “monster mouths” by placing slivered almonds or sunflower seeds between two apple slices, with the nut butter as the “glue.”
  • Add raisins or mini chocolate chips for “eyes.”

Pumpkin Seeds: Roasted pumpkin seeds are a nutritious and festive snack. Simply rinse and dry the seeds from your pumpkin, toss them with a bit of olive oil and salt, then bake until crispy.

Frozen Banana Ghosts:

  • Cut bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick into each half.
  • Dip the banana halves in Greek yogurt.
  • Add mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth.
  • Freeze until solid.

Candy Corn Fruit Cups:

  • Layer pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, and a dollop of Greek yogurt in a clear cup to resemble candy corn.

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries:

  • Dip strawberries in melted dark chocolate and allow them to harden. Decorate with spooky designs using white chocolate

This Halloween, let’s strike a balance between indulgence and health. By being mindful of our candy consumption, opting for healthier alternatives, and enjoying homemade treats, we can have a spooktacular Halloween without sacrificing our hormones or well-being. Happy Halloween!

Don’t forget to check out our Spooky Spiderweb Avocado Hummus recipe.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

See how my personal journey with endometriosis inspired me to become an Endometriosis Coach.