Healthy Halloween Tips & Spooky Apple Monster Mouths!

Categories: Well Nourished

By Rebecca Behr, Dietetic Interns, Keene State College

For many people — even those who try to make healthy choices on a daily basis — Halloween may seem like a wash. The candy and sweets are literally tossed freely into the hands of adults and kids.

But, fear not! You still have control over the decisions you make for you, your family, and the little goblins who come to your door. Here are some tips for healthier treats to give out to trick or treaters this year.

Non-Food Treats:

  • Mini playdough cups
  • Bubbles
  • Stickers
  • Colorful pencils
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Magnets
  • Crayons
  • Glow sticks
  • Flower or vegetable seeds

Tip: Oriental Trading is a great resource for inexpensive bulk quantities of Halloween trinkets.

Healthier Edible Treats:

  • No-sugar-added applesauce cups
  • Fruit/nut bars
  • 100 percent fruit leather
  • Mini boxes of raisins, craisins or other dried fruit
  • Individual sized popcorn bags
  • No sugar added fruit cups

Tip: For Trick or Treat food items, it is best to stick to pre-packaged treats.

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