The Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Caper!


As Halloween draws to a close our blood sugar levels get ready for the inevitable spike that can last from a few days to a few weeks. If your children were especially ambitious this Halloween you might have enough candy to last until Christmas, when the true holiday season begins. Now as all of our Moms used to say, "waste not want not", so eating this candy cache brought home by our mighty offspring is obviously a good thing, yes? We are helping our kids by preventing cavities, yes? The candy has to go somewhere, yes? Ummm... no.

Someone I once trained argued with me that Xmas was the bane of her weight's existence. She surmised that with all the Christmas cookies and extra meals with relatives, her battle for weight control began every year with the 12 days of Xmas. I set her straight easily as I pointed out the bite-size Snickers bars she brought to the gym "for energy", coincidentally on November 1. You see, like most of us she had mercilessly stolen candy from her childs' Halloween basket. It was then that I understood how winter pounds truly begin to show up on our bodies, and Saint Nick has nothing to do with it. It's the dreaded Halloween Candy Curse that starts us on our downhill, weight gaining, winter pounds.

And herein we have to ask the question, where did the red licorice and Reeses Pieces really go? Little Johnny is certainly looking for it, after all he toiled for hours in a claustrophobic Ninja Turtles outfit to acquire it. He fended off a pirate, two Nuns, and Count Dracula and it's just a shame that it went missing from the candy bowl. Of course we tell our little darlings that too much candy isn't good for you, and of course we want to throw all that excess refined sugar in the trash. But wait, there's Moms voice again shouting "Waste not want not!"!

And therein is how the supply of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups ends up in our secret kitchen drawer for a later guilty pleasure, and not in our child's belly - or in the trash where it belongs. Case closed. :-)

So anyway, the point of this article is not to thrash the Halloween treat. It's to make you feel such an enormous amount of heart wrenching guilt that you immediately return all your candy to your child, settle in to a nice carrot and celery snack, and try out some of these juicing recipes that will keep your blood sugar levels fine. :-)

For the Halloween Hangover:

Fennel Shmennel
  • ½ small fennel bulb
  • 1 apple
  • 2 carrots
  • ¼ beetroot
Hot Tamale
  • 3 or 4 radishes
  • Handful of radish sprouts
  • ¼ beetroot
  • ¼ red or green pepper
  • 1 parsnip
  • ½ cucumber
Vampires Nightmare
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 carrots
  • Handful of parsley
  • Handful of watercress
  • ½ to 1 apple
You can also find a truly epic collection of juicing recipes at juicingbook.

2 comments:

Veggies... said...

Give me plain old dark chocolate any day! I HATE Reese's PBC, big time!!! Nice to see there is a 'cure' for overloads of these confections LOL....

Do stop by Veggies when you can, I have a cookbook sale/contest on right now too.

Have a great day and keep working on those travel plans :<)

P Clik said...

Haha!! Yep you either love Reeses or hate them. There's no sittin on the fence when it comes to peanut butter cups lol!!

Have decided to take my vacation in January, and I've checked out the juicing spa as well. (bloody expensive!) Montenegro is so far away, and I'm a veritable wimp when it comes to air travel. Who knows, maybe I'll just "veg" in my back yard lol!

I'll be stopping by Veggies as well, I'm a sucker for contests. Cheers!