A HEALTHIER HALLOWEEN

While you can’t expect or assume everyone else to provide healthier trick or trick candy, you can (and no, it’s not those nasty popcorn balls, sorry to your grandma’s secret popcorn ball recipe).
Clemson Extension has thought of it all to make your Halloween healthier so you can stay fit and trim for the holidays. Because let’s be honest, we all know what happens on Thanksgiving.

Healthy Trick-or-Treat Alternatives

  • cereal bars
  • snack packets of dried fruit, baked pretzels, nut and seeds (e.g. peanuts*, unsalted almonds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds)
  • trail mix
  • packages of low-fat crackers with cheese or peanut* butter filling
  • animal crackers
  • gold fish crackers
  • graham crackers
  • Cracker jacks
  • 100 calorie packs of various products
  • beef or turkey jerky
  • single serve boxes of ready-to-eat cereal
  • raisins and chocolate covered raisins
  • fig cookies
  • sugar-free gum or hard candy
  • gummy candies made with real juice
  • mini boxes of raisins
  • individual juice drinks (100% juice)
  • snack pack pudding
  • Jello with fruit
  • applesauce
  • bean dip
  • single-serve packets of low-fat microwave popcorn
  • sugar-free hot chocolate or apple cider packets

There’s also the idea of non-food treats:

  • small toys and pocket-sized games
  • glow sticks
  • costume jewelry (plastic rings, necklaces and bracelets)
  • funny Halloween glasses
  • false teeth
  • miniature magnifying glasses
  • tiny decks of cards
  • small stuffed animals
  • pencils
  • pencil toppers and fancy erasers
  • markers
  • stickers, including reflective safety stickers
  • rub-on or stick-on temporary tattoos
  • bookmarks
  • crayons
  • coloring tablets
  • paint brushes
  • pages from coloring books
  • children’s magazines or comic books
  • bottles of bubbles
  • coins (pennies, nickels, dimes)
  • fake money
  • whistles
  • toothbrushes
  • used books
  • coupons from a yogurt store or juice bar

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