Oct
16
2012

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

 

Refined or processed sugar and foods containing refined sugars such as cookies, candies and some breads and pastas have numerous negative effects on both children. When children regularly consume refined sugars, they are at an increased risk for developing conditions such as tooth decay, obesity and behavioral issues.  Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/495114-negative-effects-of-refined-sugar-in-children/#ixzz29TcQTyeU

With Halloween approaching it will become very difficult to steer children away from consuming sugar, even moderate amounts of sugar.  But when it comes to the holiday of “TRICK or TREAT” – moderation is key! Providing healthy alternatives to the typical candy that is given away when kids come to your door, is a great first step in being part of the solution.  Actions such as this will set a good example for your own children, plus you can offer up any leftover giveaways to your kids as a trade for the sugar filled candy they may get in their own Halloween bag.  Below is a list of great alternatives to the sugar filled Halloween candy…

TRICK GOODIES

  • Halloween Themed – stickers, pencils, coloring books, crayons
  • Halloween Tattoos
  • Play Dough
  • Glow Sticks
  • Bubbles
  • Plastic Jewelry
  • Vampire Teeth

TREAT GOODIES

  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Chews
  • Dried Fruit Packs
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzles
  • Raisins / Chocolate Covered Raisins
  • Fruit Leathers
  • Trail Mix
  • Popcorn / Cracker Jacks

Shop the Stockn’Go Halloween section for costumes, makeup and more!!

 

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