A long time client of mine and I have a running inside joke that I hand out mini Dole Salads to Trick Or Treaters. I'm not that mean. I just leave my light off instead. All joking aside, offering healthy Halloween candy alternatives can be a fun way to promote a more balanced and nutritious approach to this holiday. Here are some creative alternatives to traditional Halloween candies:
Dried Fruit Or Raisins: Dried fruit or raisins can be a chewy and sweet option that's healthier than candy.
Mini Dark Chocolate Bars: Instead of milk chocolate, provide mini dark chocolate bars with a high cocoa content. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and is lower in sugar
Pretzels: Mini bags of whole-grain pretzels or pretzel sticks can be a salty alternative to sweets.
Popcorn: Hand out individual bags of lightly seasoned or plain air-popped popcorn. It's a whole-grain snack that can be a hit with kids
Glow Bracelets Or Sticks: Give out glow bracelets or sticks, which can add a fun and safety element to Halloween night.
Mini Toys, Stickers, Temporary Tattoos: Instead of edible treats, consider giving out non-food items like Halloween-themed mini toys, stickers, or temporary tattoos. Kids often enjoy these just as much as candy..
Remember to be mindful of any allergies your trick-or-treaters might have and provide alternative options accordingly. While it's perfectly fine to have some traditional Halloween candies available, offering a mix of healthier alternatives can help kids and parents make better choices during this sweet-filled holiday
Happy & Safe Halloween from our Home to yours!
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