October 30, 2020 5 min read

Halloween is coming up this weekend and it's fair to say that this spooky holiday will look pretty different for most of us this year.

But even though we may have to miss out on our annual costume party and trick-or-treating with the kids, one thing is certain: Halloween doesn't have to be cancelled this year!

If you love this ghoulish holiday as much as we do, we invite you to help us keep the spirit of Halloween alive... in the safest and healthiest way possible!

How can we do this? For starters, we suggest compiling all of your favorite scary movies, some healthy Halloween-themed treats, and whipping up some bubbly mocktails to help bring the party straight to your home!

As we do our best to transform this year's holiday into a safe and socially-distanced celebration that equals (or even tops) last year's festivities, there are a few things to keep in mind...

 

4 Tips For A Fun (And Safe)
Socially Distant Halloween


1) MODERATION OVER PERFECTION

With everything going on in the world, maintaining a healthy immune system is more important than ever. Sugar and alcohol are often two staples at Halloween parties that can wreak havoc on your immune system and leave you more vulnerable to illness.

Since we are all more likely to spend more time with our hand in the candy bucket this year, try to remember to splurge on Halloween candies sparingly and in moderation!

In other words, remaining mindful of your sugar intake will help protect your immune defenses and keep your body as healthy and strong as possible. Since the goal is always "everything in moderation" over perfection, our Primal Immune Defense is there to help you fill in the gaps after a sugary Halloween, with doctor-formulated doses of the most important immune support vitamins, minerals, and probiotics.



2) SUPERCHARGE FESTIVE RECIPES WITH COLLAGEN

If this Halloween is going to be a little different, why not take the opportunity to make it the healthiest one yet? By adding one or two scoops of a premium collagen peptide powder, like our Primal Collagen or Keto Collagen, you can instantly supercharge any Halloween recipe to include vital restorative collagen proteins.

This way, classic horror movies will be the only scares you have to worry about this Halloween, and not brittle hair, lackluster skin, or achy joints! Some other ideas include adding a scoop of green powder to any recipe to add a spooky green color, or mixing activated charcoal into liquids to create a witch's brew!

 

3) GET CREATIVE TO STAY CONNECTED

Halloween is usually full of social gatherings, exchanging tasty treats, and coming together with friends and loved ones. This may lead many of us to feel isolated and a bit down this year, or even lead to anxiety and depression.

That's why it's extra important to brainstorm new and creative ways to deliver a similar feeling of closeness and connectedness. This will only become more important as we continue on into the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays as well.

Looking for inspiration? Try getting together virtually with friends and family and hosting a spooky trivia night or virtual murder mystery! Whatever you choose, the idea is to get creative and make the most out of what you CAN control.

 

4) CREATE NEW TRADITIONS

Instead of getting hung up on nostalgia, why not focus on creating at least one new Halloween tradition this year? Try to make it something you've never done before that brings excitement and creativity in a new way! Even better, make a promise with friends and family to carry on this tradition in the future, even when things go back to normal.

Some ideas include hosting a virtual costume contest with friends, carving a jack-o'-lantern with the family, having a special movie marathon, or even turning your own home into a spooky haunted house for you and your family to enjoy together!

Need some recipe inspiration for your healthy Halloween treats this year? No need to worry! We've put together four of our favorite collagen-inspired treats for you to try this weekend, and will have even more to share with you soon! 

There are plenty of different ways that you can create your own version of a "witches brew" this Halloween! Like we've already mentioned, a teaspoon of activated charcoal can transform any drink recipe into a spooky black color, and even help soothe an upset stomach as well.

For this apple-inspired witch's brew...

  • Add one apple-cinnamon tea bag, one teaspoon of maple syrup (or honey), one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and one warm cinnamon stick to a mug of hot water and let it brew for at least five minutes.
  • Next, stir in two scoops of premium hydrolyzed Primal Collagen and you’ve made yourself a delicious witch's brew to curl up on the couch and watch scary movies with!

To help keep your immune system strong and deliver the antioxidant powers of berries, this next recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a tasty snack to munch on while lounging around the house this Halloween weekend.

For these collagen berry bars...

  • Place 1 ½ cups of shredded coconut, ½ cup of macadamia nuts, 10 pitted dates, the zest of 1 lemon, 1 cup of frozen blueberries, ½ teaspoon of vanilla, and your daily dose of Primal Collagen into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Next, spread the blended mixture into a parchment-lined freezer-safe dish and leave it to cool until solid. Cut into squares and enjoy these perfectly healthy treats for a wellness-boosting Halloween!

With this gut-friendly frozen yogurt recipe, you can snap off pieces of this delicious treat whenever you need to satisfy your sweet tooth,but without all of the added artificial sugar in traditional Halloween candy.

For these frozen yogurt tree bark treats...

  • Spread 2 cups of vanilla yogurt mixed with 2 scoops of Primal Collagen onto a baking tray and spoon ¼ cup of yogurt with pumpkin purée to spoon on top, creating colorful swirls.
  • Top your masterpiece with pistachios, dried orange and mango slices, butterscotch chips and cinnamon before putting it in the freezer for an hour until solid. Let thaw for a few minutes when you're ready to enjoy this treat, and voila!

This simple and satisfying Halloween-themed pudding is perfect for a healthy breakfast the day after Halloween or simply to have as a dessert alternative anytime! Packed with vitamins, nutrients, and festive pumpkin flavors, this pudding is the perfect go-to natural dessert option!

For this pumpkin chia collagen pudding...

  • Combine 2 cups canned coconut milk, 1 cup pumpkin purée, ⅓ cup coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ginger, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and a scoop of Primal Collagen in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Add the chia seeds and pulse, then divide the pudding into jars, placing it to cool in the fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy your pudding on its own or topped with cranberries, whipped cream or cinnamon for added tastiness!

 

However you choose to celebrate Halloween this year, remember that you're not alone and we're always here to support you and help you achieve the glowing health you deserve!

Perfect for giving your festive recipes a boost this weekend, Primal Collagen and Keto Collagen are the easy and convenient ways to help support your hair, skin, nails, bones, joints, and gut health.

 

WE WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU'LL BE CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN THIS WEEKEND!

LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW AND TELL US WHAT YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT HALLOWEEN IS, OR SHARE WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA @PRIMALHARVEST. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

 

AND REMEMBER...

 

IT'S ABOUT YOU.  IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.  IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING.

 

All the best,


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