NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Handing out non-candy Halloween treats doesn’t mean you’re a scrooge – ! – it can actually be a fun way to celebrate the holiday that also gets kids moving, creating and playing. Whether Halloween means block parties, school events or door-to-door Trick-or-Treating for you and your family, try these Halloween treats that you can truly feel good about.
Who Knew? A typical candy-filled pumpkin stash can pack in three weeks’ worth of added sugar.
- Halloween tattoos+ stickers
- Halloween themed pencils & crayons
- Vampire teeth
- Glow sticks
- Necklaces, bracelets
Can’t find better-for-you treats that are specifically Halloween-themed? Wrap any single-serving packs with Halloween-themed ribbon or tuck fun treats into Halloween-themed plastic pumpkins.
And instead of the same old, same old, consider these twists on the typical Halloween treats:
- Cocoa-dusted almonds, single-serve packs
- Sun Chips single-serve packs
- Popcorn packs
Want more? Hank joins Molly for a FUELED Wellness + Nutrition podcast on all things healthy Halloween treats! Link here
The Teal Pumpkin Project is specially created for kids with food allergies – kids can have a tough time trick-or-treating because of certain food limitations, so the Teal Pumpkin Project is asking people to have options for kids who have allergies.
For homes who participate, simply paint a pumpkin teal so that trick-or-treaters know you have “safe” treats!
FUELED Wellness + Nutrition is powered by Healthy Portions Meal Co. Learn more about the variety of Eat Fit options at Healthy Portions Meal Co, proud sponsor of FUELED Wellness + Nutrition with Molly on WGNO.
Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian + nutrition journalist in New Orleans, and founder of Ochsner Eat Fit nonprofit restaurant initiative. Tune in to her podcast, FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @MollyKimballRD. See more of Molly’s articles + TV segments at www.mollykimball.com, and sign up for Eat Fit Wellness Bites weekly newsletter, here.