With all the press that childhood obesity has been getting in recent years and knowing that obesity is on the up worldwide especially amongst children, we thought you might like some ideas for alternatives to the sugar-filled Halloween treats that are filling supermarket shelves at the moment. Perhaps you don't like the idea of giving out sweets to other people's children or perhaps you find sweets an uncreative, boring thing to give. Whatever your reasons, there are many cheap and healthy alternatives.
After scouring the local shops looking into the other suitable and available items and after talking to some children; we have come up with the following list of alternatives to help you to have a more creative, less sugary and therefore more healthy Halloween.
We are not saying you should not allow your child to have any sweets this Halloween but rather restrict the amount they eat.
Use these ideas when planning your party and for treats that you hand out at the door.
Halloween Healthy treats to eat:
If your make sure your children are full before they go trick or treating they will not feel like overindulging in lots of sweets.
Things to hand out at your door:
Hopefully some of these ideas have inspired you or at least given you a good starting point from which to create a healthier Halloween. Take a look at some of our other Halloween articles and also at our downloadable recipe book!
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.