Wanna share the health with the young’ins this Hallows-Eve but don’t want to be the house that hands out toothbrushes and toothpaste? We’ve got some healthy and fun alternatives to hand out to those scary and adorable trick-or-treaters.
Bagged pretzels– good for all ages and under 50 calories per bag, it’s a win-win all around.
String cheese– high in protein and around 50 calories per stick, it’s a nice break from all the sugar kids will be consuming. However, make sure they’re not lactose intolerant before tossing it in their plastic pumpkin.
Granola bars– Honestly, at around 100 calories who doesn’t love a tasty granola bar these days?!
Microwaved popcorn– Go with the light butter option and with around 20 calories per cup they can enjoy while they watch scary Halloween movies!
100 Calorie Pack Snack– the easy option (and still tasty) is to go get a couple boxes of these healthy snack alternatives. That way they get the same delicious taste, just portioned appropriately. We recommend the always-tasty Goldfish crackers :)
Sugar Free gum – Most SF gums have 5-10 calories per stick and won’t damage their teeth as most other candies do.
Fruit leather or dried fruit – With the same sweetness as candy and only 45 calories per leather strip or pouch of dried fruit, fruit leather is a great alternative.
Hot Cocoa mix – Give those ghosts and action heroes something warm to sip on when they get home. Most hot chocolate mixes are around 110 calories and can be made with hot water or warm skim milk.
Supercandy – Snap Infusion is all the deliciousness of regular candy but has the added nutritious benefits for your body and can be found at any health food store.
Why not throw in non-food items like, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, stickers, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, toy cars for those daring race car drivers, plastic jewelry for those beautiful princesses, or anything you can pick up from the dollar store to make you the healthiest (and favorite!) house on the block this Halloween!