If you’re already dreading the sugar rush and crash your kids have every year on Halloween, or want to make sure there are allergy safe and healthy alternatives for everyone in the neighborhood, you might be considering skipping the fun sized candy bars this year. But no one wants to be the house on the block that gets skipped for handing out the worst treats. That’s where these delicious and healthy Halloween candy alternatives come in.
1) Juice Boxes
Organic juice boxes are a great alternative to Halloween candy. These 100% juice boxes from Honest Kids contain no added sugar, only 35 calories per serving, and are a great source of vitamin C. They’re also perfect for quenching thirst after running around the neighborhood.
2) Chickpea Puffs
These chickpea puffs from Hippeas are a healthy version of the cheesy puffs kids love, and are a nice savory offering to balance out the sweets. They’re delicious and nutritious with three grams of fiber and four grams of protein per serving. They’re also peanut, tree nut, soy, and gluten free so they’re suitable for children with allergies.
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In the same vein, popcorn is a nice savory treat that kids love. It’s low in calories and fiber rich without sacrificing taste. These 0.6 ounce bags from Boomchickapop are the perfect Halloween treat size.
4) Fruit Leather
Need a healthy alternative to a fruit snacks packed with added sugar and dyes? Try fruit leather. Each strip contains ¼ cup of real fruit but no added sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives, or colors.