Trick-and-treating is one of the best parts of Halloween, but most kids come back home with a bunch of unhealthy treats by the end of the night. If you want to do things a little bit differently in your home this year, these tips will help you put a healthy twist on your tricks-or-treats.
Cut Sugar and Salt
Many snacks and candy that every kid will find in their trick-or-treat bag are packed with sugar and sodium. That’s why it’s best to avoid sugary chocolate bars, potato chips, and other salty snacks.
Careful with Homemade Snacks
The easiest way to put a healthy twist on tricks-or-treats would be to make your own snacks. Unfortunately, some parents will advise their children against taking them due to safety concerns, so your hard work could go to waste.
When it comes to salty snacks, the list of popular choices that happen to be of a healthier size includes trail mix, popcorn, whole-grain Pretzels, and similar snacks.
There are many fruity snacks on the market, and you should look for ones containing whole fruits and no added sugars. Dark chocolate and protein bars are also a great healthy choice.