Halloween season seems to kick off the initial downward spiral of our best eating intentions in favor of sugary confections and general holiday gluttony. It's hard not to give in to your sweet tooth when every end cap starts stocking Halloween candy come October 1, just begging us to impulse buy a modest two dozen Kit Kat bars when picking up the morning paper or buying toothpaste at the pharmacy.
Sure, it's important to try to prevent the month of October from becoming one big hyperactive sugar spree. But it's no fun to sit on the sidelines while everyone else mainlines chocolate.
So I put together some of my favorite guilt-free treats that will help trick your sugar cravings into submission. A few of my raw oatmeal cookies or a morning breakfast of gluten-free carrot cake pancakes may just be what you need to step away from the plastic jack-o-lantern and put down the 5 mini candy bars.