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Consider these Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy
Not only will this allow you to skip sugar all together, but children with allergies will be grateful to have an alternative to candy. Some ideas for non-edible items are bouncy balls, small stuffed animals, temporary tattoos, friendship bracelets, and coloring books. Dollar stores and discount aisles are great places to find non-edible options for good prices.
Raisins, trail-mix, baked chips, popcorn, or even fruits, make great snacks that kids will enjoy. And most likely, their parents will thank you for contributing snacks that aren’t going to keep their boys and ghouls up all night!
Instead of the usual candies, try opting for a selection of sugar-free treats. With a wide variety of flavors and treats available in a sugar-free option, everyone is sure to find a treat they will enjoy!
If you want to avoid the whole trick-or-treating scene all together, why not begin a new family tradition? Everyone can still enjoy dressing up, but instead of passing out candy, you can go for a picnic at a local park, or go see a movie together. Another great option would be to take goody bags to a local animal shelter. Not only will the volunteers be grateful for any donations, but it will be fun for your family to spend time with the current rescues at the shelter. (If you are planning to take goodies to a local animal shelter, children’s hospital, or first responders, please make sure to call ahead and make plans accordingly.)