Updated December 2020.
Halloween is right around the corner and stores are filled to the brim with costumes, decorations, and candy. With overly-excited children and a myriad of choices, what’s a parent to do? Well, rest assured that we have some tips to make All Hallows’ Eve an event everyone is happy to celebrate. Here are just a few items to add to your goodie bowl to make this year a little healthier.
Healthier Halloween treats
- Whole-grain cheddar crackers
- Individual fruit cups
- Low-fat pudding cups
- Fruit snacks made with 100% fruit with added vitamin C
- Fruit leathers made with 100% fruit
- Baked, unsalted bags of pretzels
- Sugar-free gum
- Animal-shaped graham crackers made without trans fats
- Cereal bars made with real fruit
The list goes on!
All of these items are available in snack-size packages. Remember to read labels when making your purchase to double-check ingredients. For example: Make sure cheddar crackers are made with whole grains and that juice boxes are made with 100% fruit.
Some other alternate options that trick-or-treaters can’t get enough of include Halloween pencils, tattoos, spider rings, or stickers. And, of course, if you just can’t resist, you can always opt for bite-size candy! After all, healthy eating is all about balance. Have a happy Halloween!