Today’s Creative Tuesday I dedicate to Halloween and Halloween treats. I know a lot of parents are getting more and more concerned about sugar rush during this holiday and hope to find some nice substitutes that won’t disappoint their children.
I will be honest straight away: we don’t really celebrate Halloween and only do some activities for it as we work with children whose families are interested in this holiday.
So, first comes first: Strategies. How to ensure that your children don’t get too much or not candy at all during Halloween?
1. At school and before any trick-or-treating, discuss with adults who are distributing treats about your preferences.
2. Prepare your own treats which you can give to neighbours and school to be given to your child. They can be packed in small colorful DIY bags.
3. Talk to your child about it, especially if your child (like ours) was advised to minimize sugar intake. Explain that you want to make this celebration special and perhaps even ask an opinion as to what would be a nice treat for your child to receive on Halloween instead of candy.
Now, some ideas on no-candy Halloween treats:
Non-edible treat ideas from Mommy Poppins
10 Trick or No Treating Ideas from How Does She
20 Ways to do Halloween without Candy from 100 Days of Real Food
Healthy Halloween Treats from The Gypsy Dietitian
20 Non-Candy Halloween Treats from Musings of a Housewife
Here are few Pinterest Boards for Healthy Halloween Treats I found interesting:
I am sure there are many more that you can find over on various blogs and sites.
I wish you all a very Happy Halloween and hope you stay healthy!
If you have a Pinterest Board or a collection of blog posts on this subject, please leave a comment for others to see!