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Healthy Halloween "treats" for children

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There are healthy options available for people who want to give trick-or-treaters a treat on Halloween, but who want to avoid treats that are high in sugar and fat.

 

Dried fruit: For a sweet and healthy treat, consider giving kids dried fruit – like raisins and apricots – or crunchy options like dried banana or apple slices.

 

Pretzels: Pretzels are a good, low-fat snack for kids. These can be bought in snack-sized packages, or for Halloween parties you can put out large bags or bowls for kids to nibble on.

 

Sugar-free gum: Almost all kids like gum. While sugary gum and chewy candy can be harmful to kids’ teeth, sugar-free gum can be a fun treat.

 

Sugar-free suckers, hard candy: Instead of giving kids suckers and candies that are high in sugar, consider giving them sugar-free alternatives.

 

Dark chocolate: Swap out milk chocolate candies for a healthier dark chocolate option.

 

Non-candy handouts

 

If you want to avoid handing out candy altogether, there are some fun non-candy options you can hand out to trick-or-treaters.

 

Party favors: Fun Halloween-themed party favors can make great gifts for kids.

 

Glow sticks: Almost all kids love glow sticks, and their parents will love them, too, as they will make the kids safer and more visible on Halloween.

 

Stickers: Halloween stickers can be a good replacement for candy.