Every year about this time, grocery store shelves are lined with delicious little treats for the spooky little ghosts and goblins that will soon be knocking at your door. And although occasional treats can be enjoyed by everyone, it seems to me that its not the best idea to load our children with pounds of sugar, especially when we are fighting an epidemic of childhood obesity. But how do you keep the Halloween spirit and still have fun treats for the kids without all the added sugar?
Well, here’s the good news! There are plenty of healthier individually portioned treats to satisfy even the most discriminating goblin! And you can even avoid last minute shopping by ordering them from Amazon right here, where I have already done the searching for you. Some great ideas for healthier Halloween treats include:
- Juice boxes
- Small bottles of spring water, which they need to quench their thirst while running door to door
- Amy’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
- Amy’s Homegrown Graham Snacks
- Popcorn and popcorn balls
- Cliff granola bars or cereal bars
- Sugar-free gum packs
There are also great kid friendly gifts that kids can’t eat at all, such as:
- Decorative pencils
- Halloween erasers
- Small toys
- Plastic ghosts, goblins, witch toys
- Waxed lips
- Glow sticks
- Key chains
- Mini Play-Doh packs
- Coloring books and small crayon packs.
And don’t forget about the many cute kid-friendly Halloween treats that you can make for your Halloween Parties!
So go out and enjoy Halloween, but mix it up a little with some healthier alternatives!
And there you have it, A Nutritious Dish in a matter of minutes!™