Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re like many American households, you’re bracing yourself for an onslaught of CANDY! Each year, 90 million pounds of chocolate and $2 billion in candy is sold during Halloween week. Not only are these staggering numbers for our children, who are the primary consumers of a massive stash, but also for 90% of parents who admit to sneaking from their kids (and the 10% who do it, but won’t admit it).
Even if you’re not willing to say that candy is bad for you, most people are at least willing to admit that it’s not good for you. We’ve put our heads together here at Coborns and CobornsDelivers come up with a few alternatives to traditional Halloween treats to help nip the candy epidemic in the bud.
- Temporary Tattoos
- Glow Bracelets/Necklaces
Healthier Food Options
- Juice Boxes
- Sugar-Free Gum
- Fruit Leather
- Granola Bars
- Cereal Bars
Another fun and healthy option for Halloween is this adorable Snack-O-Lantern. Although you may not be able to hand them out to the eager trick-or-treaters, they make for a delicious post-dinner, pre-trick-or-treat snack to fill up the kiddos before they head out for the evening!
You Will Need:
Clear Plastic Forks
Use a paring knife to slice the top off of the orange and cut around its
interior to hollow out.
Scoop out orange flesh. (You may save this to put back into your lantern
when it is finished)
Carve small facial features in one side of the orange. Cut a slit in the
lid to accommodate the handle of the fork. Cut your fruit into small pieces
and mix together. Fill the lantern with the cut fruit.
Color the handle of the clear plastic forks with green marker to make it
look like a stem.
Insert the fork and set the lid in place.
Candy is as much a part of Halloween as pumpkins, but it’s always fine to add a new twist to the traditions. Along with your dose of chocolate, we hope your family will enjoy healthy and fun alternatives. What have you given out in past years? What are you going to give out this year?