Gluten-Free Halloween: Are You Prepared?
I always start thinking about Halloween in August, then completely forget about it until – “Trick-or-Treat!” – it’s right at my doorstep. I cobble together a costume from whatever’s in my closet, and grab a quick bag of candy in hopes that kids will come, but not so many that I run out of supplies.
I could take a few pointers from our volunteer, Annsley. In her latest article, she offers some tips for making trick-or-treating a fun, not frustrating, experience:
- Establish a plan way before heading out to trick-or-treat. This is even more effective when you and your child can establish a plan together.
- Communicate the plan before trick-or-treating and explain why. Kids do better when they understand the reason. I always tell my daughter that X will make you very sick, and that seems to work.
For more of her tips, check out her How to Embrace Gluten-Free Halloween in the new Articles section on Kids Central. While you’re there, download the Gluten-Free Candy List 2011 from the Guides section and browse around to see all that Kids Central has to offer (www.CeliacCentral.org/kids).
Other helpful articles:
- Halloween Recipes from Cooking with Amy
- Gluten-Free Savory Halloween Foods
- 10 Gluten-Free Halloween Recipes