Halloween, for some it’s the most frightening day of the year and it is right around the corner. Not only is this spooky day celebrated with witches and goblins, it’s also a day where collecting sugary treats is encouraged. Many kids (and adults) may be loading up on more sugar than usual, so here are some alternatives to consider to bring balance or perhaps even replace the candy to provide healthy options while still enjoying the occasion.
Here are some alternatives to handing out candy to your local trick-or-treaters or to consider for your own family enjoyment.
Monster Pencils + Erasers
Try sparking the creativity in children by handing out pencils and erasers this Halloween! Head to your local dollar store and pick up a few packs of monster themed pencils and erasers to give out this year. Can’t find any monster pencils? Grab a couple of packs of regular pencils and make some monster pencil toppers! Use it as a craft night with your kids!
Spider Web Pretzels
If you have the time, consider making spider web pretzels! Grab some Halloween themed treat bags to put them in. Follow this recipe below for a tasty snack!
Healthy Pumpkin Cookies
Who doesn’t love homemade cookies? Try making Halloween themed cookies that are delicious and festive like these Healthy Pumpkin Sugar Cookies.
How fun is slime! Halloween themed slime is an awesome way to give children a sensory experience as opposed to overloading them with sugar and junk. Have some fun with your kids by following the recipe down below to make some slime to give out to the children this year!
Organic applesauce is not only a delicious snack, but it can double as a healthy treat as well! Decorate the applesauce cups by turning them into spooky Halloween monsters.
Follow the instructions below to learn how to make your very own applesauce monsters!
Spider Power Balls
There’s a reason why power balls are so trendy right now and that’s because they are both healthy and delicious! Create your very own power balls and turn them into little Halloween spider treats! Here is an awesome Powerball recipe with instructions to make them into spiders:
Mummy Organic Juice Boxes
Organic juice boxes are a great way of serving up some delicious Halloween sweets without all of the sugar. Dress your juice boxes up as mummies with toilet paper and googly eyes for a spooky treat!
I hope you enjoy some of these family fun activities and of course the healthier treat options!