Here's a scare -- Halloween is next week. Are you ready?
You’re looking for a way to pass out healthier Halloween treats to the trick-or-treaters, but you don’t want to be the house that passes out dental floss and pencils, right? We’ve come up with some alternatives, and yes, some of these might be more expensive than the reliable “garbage bag of sugary treats,” but we think it’s worth it.
- Pirate’s Booty: Pick up a Trick Arrr Treat box of Pirate’s Booty cheddar puffs. There are 20 half-ounce bags of the cheesy snacks, and if there are any leftovers, they’ll make great after-school snacks or lunchbox additions. Each bag is only 65 calories. The Halloween box is exclusive to Target stores.
- Larabar minis: These are nutrition-packed little versions of the full-size fruit and nut Larabars, with 90 to 100 calories each. Just make sure the kids don’t have tree nut allergies before passing these out.
- Angie’s Kettle Corn: From the makers of Boom Chicka Pop comes a treat for the kiddies – little bags of s kettle corn that come in a big bag of 20. You can choose from Sweet & Salty or Toasty Cinnamon Sugar. These are also a Target exclusive.
- Brothers Fruit Crisps: These are great little bags of freeze-dried fruit that come in varieties like apple, pear, strawberry, banana, peach and pineapple. Each little bag is well under 100 calories and just fruit and nothing else.
- Mini bottles of water: If you live in a warmer climate, trick or treating can get pretty sweltering under that superhero costume, so a bottle of water would be much appreciated. And remember when you were a kid? Gobbling down fistfuls of candy can make you thirsty. Keep it to the 8-ounce size so kids of all ages can get a grip on the bottle.