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.

Non-food treats: 

  • Halloween tattoos+ stickers
  • Halloween themed pencils & crayons
  • Slime
  • Bubbles
  • 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! 


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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, and sign up for Eat Fit Wellness Bites weekly newsletter, here.

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