As trick or treat day draws near I have been pulling out the pumpkins and thinking about what healthy alternatives I can offer to kids this year for Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, even miss Sweet & Skinny doesn’t mind loading kids up with sugar once a year. The issue is that there are always treats leftover, and they don’t stay leftover for long! I have tried to maintain some self control. Last year I put the leftover Butterfingers in the freezer…..but who knew that a frozen Butterfinger could taste soooo good! This year my solution is to come up with some cool treats that kids will like, and are actually good for them (and me)! I don’t want to be the lame house on the block, handing out fresh fruit and raisins. So I have set about searching for some cool treats for this years festivities. Here is what I have discovered so far.
1) Glow in the dark bracelets from www.glowuniverse.com This is a great gift because it’s typically dark when kids are out trick-or-treating. The bracelets come in a wide variety of colors, cost only .06 cents each and they offer free shipping, so no need to leave your home to buy Halloween treats!
2) Toys!! The candy bars you get are here today and gone tomorrow, but at Party City you can find a wide variety of inexpensive Halloween toys. They have everything from Frankenstein and Dracula finger puppets, to plastic eye balls and fake spiders. It’s the perfect way to add some fun and fright to the night.
3) Utz Halloween pretzels are a fun and healthy option if you want to hand out edible treats. The pretzels are shaped like jack-o-lanterns and bats. Each bag has only 50 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. The bags are super cute, bright orange with bats and pumpkins…..even I was squealing like a little kid when I saw them.
4) School supplies. Many of the supermarkets now offer Halloween themed pencils, erasers, and stickers on the Halloween aisle. This is a great alternative to candy, and something that kids can use in school.