How to Trick your Treat-ers

Halloween is just around the corner. The night where ghouls and goblins come knocking at your door. The evening where you venture outside to walk amongst the creepy and cool creatures that are children dressed to trick or treat. Halloween can be a fun evening for children, but often frustrating for parents.

Many homes are making the switch from candy to healthier Halloween options. While not every home has jumped on board to rid their trick or treat baskets from candy, you can do your part by tricking your treat-ers with this list of healthier Halloween options.

  • Single Serve Nuts
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Real fruit leather
  • Mini Pencils with mini pad of paper
  • Fruit
  • Snack pack of raisins
  • Mini toys
  • Glow sticks
  • Mini bouncy balls
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Plastic bracelets and rings
  • Crayons and mini coloring books
  • Mini Muffins
  • Veggie sticks
  • Pretzels
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Packet of mini crayons or markers
  • Popcorn balls
  • Mini packs of granola
  • Sugar-free lollipops
  • Mini card games

Halloween Raisins Treats

The list of healthier Halloween options could go on and on. Simply use your imagination to come up with some creative ways to trick your treat-ers. Make this experience fun by baking some goodies with your children for Halloween if you want so that they can experience a new family tradition. If you are seeking ways to curb the sugar high this Halloween, then hopefully my list of ideas helps guide you forward in the right direction.

Basically, the things to stay away from, if you want to have a healthier Halloween, are sugary candies that are made with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, and flavors as well as artificial sweeteners. There are many clever ways you can trick your treat-ers this year and it’s fun to give items that they will reuse. Having a trick or treat basket full of mini pencils, crayons and mini coloring books is a great way to enjoy creativity in your children while still taking part in the annual event we call Halloween.

How to Trick your Treat-ers

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