Halloween is upon us! We love picking pumpkins, dressing our little ones in the cutest costumes and seeing the excited look on their faces as they trick-or-treat around the neighborhood. It’s such a “sweet” time and is a special kick off to the holiday season!
But where there’s sweet, there’s also sour. We all know what happens when the costumes come off and witching hour becomes witching week as the biggest sugar crash of the year comes back to haunt us. It’s no surprise that what’s inside of those Halloween bags isn’t always the best for our little ones. From tons of added sugar to preservatives to artificial colors and flavors and genetically modified ingredients, what’s inside can be downright scary. But what can we do about it, you ask? Well, one option is to be the house that gives away good-for-you goodies instead of sugar-infused cavity creators.
We’re not saying to be the dentist on the block handing out floss and toothbrushes (although now that we think of it, that’s not such a bad prize!). We’re just offering some sweet substitutes for traditional Halloween candy that other mama and papa bears in the neighborhood will appreciate as they parse out their little ones’ Halloween haul!
We’re all about treats (no tricks) and healthy sweets this Halloween, so here are a few of our healthy alternatives!
If it’s candy you crave, there are definitely healthier options available. We’ve listed some of our favorites below!
Our organic, cold-pressed blends are a healthy substitute your kiddos will love. And they can be left out of refrigeration for up to 4 hours – parents should just pop them in the fridge when they get home from their trick-or-treat outing!
If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, the healthy recipe options are endless. A few of our favorites from EatingWell include:
Adding in a fun activity gives our kiddos a little something extra to do during the sugar rush of Halloween night!
We hope you have a happy and healthy Halloween!