As a consumer focused on healthy food, you might be terrified by the thought of pounds of sugar, artificial flavours, and hydrogenated oils coming and going from your home on Halloween. Fortunately, you can avoid possession by junk food demons with snacks from manufacturers devoted to natural ingredients. These companies make individually wrapped goodies that are safe and appropriate for passing out to neighbourhood kids. When shopping for healthy Halloween treats, remember to avoid products containing nuts, because some trick-or-treaters might have food allergies.
Kids will say they want candy bars, but they will happily eat fruit leather snacks. Look for fruit leathers with natural fruit flavourings and no added sugar.
These are the equivalent to the popular gummy worms or gummy bears. Kids will find them familiar except that you’ll be providing them with lower-sugar varieties that don’t contain artificial colours and flavours. Healthy gummy candies rely on the natural sugar already present in fruit.
Halloween is a holiday, and you don’t have to banish actual candy bars if you don’t want to. Alternatives exist to the brand name candy bars packed with preservatives and bad fats. You can find chocolatey goodies free of GMO ingredients or hydrogenated oils. Dark chocolate products in particular will deliver luxurious flavour and give you and the kids an extra serving of antioxidants.
You might be used to these as afternoon snacks or quick breakfasts, but most kids will welcome them in their Halloween bag. Organic and natural ingredient products are plentiful with crunchy combinations of fruit, whole grains, coconut, and sometimes chocolate. Just watch out for any bars with nuts if you’re passing them out to the public.
These have been the original healthy Halloween treat for generations. A little box of raisins, dried cherries, or dried cranberries will always deliver sweetness and nutrition.
From the staff at Famous Foods, we wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!