Healthy Halloween Treats
parent you are hoping for healthy Halloween treats for your kids.
As they go around the block and collect their goodies they are hoping
for lots of candy.
as our society becomes more health conscious they may find
themselves with less candy and more healthier alternatives.
getting lots of Halloween candy is the goal for these little
trick-or-treaters, your goal as a parent may be different.
not only high in calories (and tempting for us adults as well) they
offer little or no nutritional value.
If you’re looking for
something different to hand out to trick-or-treaters this year, here
are some healthy Halloween treats as an alternative to candy.
Five Healthy Alternative Halloween Treats
Halloween Treats #1
100 calorie snack packs are individually wrapped and kids will
From cookies, crackers, pretzels and more, these snack
packs will be a Halloween treat all kids will love.
At just 100 calories even the parents can sneak a pack
Halloween Snacks #2
and Trail Mixes
Individually wrapped packages of nuts and trail mix bars or packages
will be a great alternative to the high sugar Halloween candy. Not only
are these healthier and lower in sugar, they offer nutritional benefits
to all the ghosts and goblins ringing your doorbell.
Halloween Treats #3
Popcorn is a treat every Halloween witch and monster will love. They
can pop up these packages to watch their favorite scary Halloween
movie. But be sure to skip those heavy in butter as this will add to
the calories and make them less healthy.
Snack Idea #4
Craisins and More
Buy boxes of fruit to pass out. Raisins or Craisins are a favorite for
many kids. You can even get dried apricots, prunes and more. These
juicy flavorful Halloween treats are not only healthier but have lots
of vitamins and minerals kids need.
Halloween Alternative #5
Halloween doesn't always have to be about something to eat. Kids love
getting playthings as well.
Buy some plastic spiders, Halloween
stickers, mini spiral note books, crayons or more.
You can often find these items at a discount store packaged as
individual handouts. Look at party stores for party favors.
Get some coupons to pass out for this Halloween. Although this
alternative can get expensive especially if you have lots of little
Coupons to places like McDonald’s, Burger King or Wendy's is a nice
alternative to candy.
Hopefully when the kids use these coupons they are selecting the
healthy menu items, but at least it's not candy.
These are just a few ideas to have healthy Halloween treats to pass out
to the kids. Here are some healthy Halloween treats
can make at home.
Okay, maybe all these are not extremely healthy but it does beat a
bunch of candy. Don't forget to check out all the fun kids Halloween
crafts and coloring pages while visiting this fun kids learning site.
Don't toss those pumpkin seeds after you are done carving your Jack - o
- Lantern. There are many health benefits from eating pumpkin seeds.
Benefits of Pumpkin
Not only do the seeds have many health benefits, so does the pumpkin.
See how eating pumpkin can help keep you healthy.
Tips for Eating Healthy During School
Use these tips to ensure your kids eat healthy during the whole school year.