Halloween Candy Alternative Ideas

Halloween candy

The kids just came home from trick-or-treating with pillowcases filled with candy—literally! Halloween is here and the sweets are totally out of control. Don’t stress. You can celebrate the holiday while still helping the kids stay healthy. How? Check out these Halloween options, activities and ideas that make it easier to stop the candy craze.

The Switch Witch

She’s kind of like the Tooth Fairy. But, she takes kids’ candy instead of teeth. Your child needs to pick a few pieces of candy (or her whole bag), and leave it out for the Switch Witch. In the morning the candy is gone, and a fun prize (such as stickers or a small toy) is left in its place!

Healthier Recipe

Okay, so it’s not completely healthy. But, using some of the kids’ candy along with fruit at least adds a few nutrients to it. Melt down solid chocolate bars (avoid anything with nuts, caramel or anything else in it). Place strawberries, sliced bananas, pieces of kiwi, pears or another favorite fruit on wax or parchment paper. Drizzle the melted chocolate over top of the fruit. Pop it in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.

Candy Swap

Your child adores strawberry flavored licorice. So why not swap it out for the real thing? Strawberries, that is. Make a candy flavor chart, helping your child to match up each piece of candy with it’s flavor. Younger children can draw pictures, while older ones can create a combination picture-word chart. Take the chart to the grocery store and have a healthy foods scavenger hunt. Your child can pick out some of the healthier options from her chart. Buy the foods, bring them home and trade out the candy versions for the real deal.




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