Many Calgary parents do not look forward to the evening in October when their children run door-to-door for candy and sweets. While there are still many houses that will toss out cans of pop, chocolate bars and chips, you can help start a healthier alternative to Halloween in your neighborhood.
Halloween can be costly for families that stock up on an assortment of candy to hand out to local children. Being healthy can help break bad eating habits and may not put as large a dent in your bank account as you may first believe.
- 100% Juice Boxes: these are a great alternative to cans of pop. You can find cases of assorted 100% real fruit/veggie juices at any grocery store or local bulk store.
- Fruit leather or real fruit snacks are great sweet snacks that will not fill children up with chemically created sugars.
- PopChips are a great alternative to the more traditional potato chip snacks. Without being baked or fried, they are a better choice for those children who like to indulge in salty snacks.
There are many other healthy snack alternatives that you could explore if the children that will come to your door are children who know you and trust homemade snacks such as veggie sticks, apples or orange slices. How you turn the Halloween evening around is up to you, but the choices are endless.