A typical Halloween: I’m dressed as Oscar the Grouch, sitting on the counter in my friends’ kitchen with gummy worms in my punch. Batman is blowing cheese balls out of his mouth and cookie monster is chugging a beer – wait, what? Did I mention I’m almost twenty-seven? Halloween, man, it’s one of those holidays that gets weirder with age. And I’m not just talking about the costumes. Instead of trick or treating, we’re chugging and icing, and keg-standing and Jell-O shot making. And all I’m sayin’ is… what happened to the candy?
Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in the concepts of “treat yo self” “rosé all day” and YOLO, but I also believe in the 80/20 rule, so during the week I like to shift my focus to healthy alternatives that taste just as good as the treat I’m craving. I figured I can’t be alone in this feeling, so without further adieu, here are my top five tasty alternatives that curb my cravings, while keeping me on track:
Sometimes you just have to escape the city. The pavement gets too hot, the hustle and bustle becomes suffocating, and no matter where you go, you are never truly alone. So when my dear friend Paige invited my girlfriends and me up to her lake house for the weekend, I was packed before she could even send over the address.