With Halloween right around the corner, we know you need to get prepared for the onslaught of trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell in the near future. Dr. Lordo and his staff want to share their ideas for fun treats—some of them are delicious, some of them are non-edible, but all of them are fun!
If you’re ready to up your treat game, try these 5 alternatives to Halloween candy that are delicious and fun!
Stickers are a great treat for the kids and it’s easy to buy multiple sheets of them for distribution. Simply go online and purchase a variety pack of stickers. Then, hand out a sheet every time someone shouts, “Trick or treat!” Remember, the trick here is to give them an entire sheet of stickers, not just a single sticker.
Your local party supply store has all types of cheap toys that you can buy in bulk for kids. Think temporary tattoos, miniature pencils and notebooks, puzzles, hair accessories, bubble soap, playing cards, etc. Most kids will come home with dozens of pieces of chocolate. But how many of them will get bubble soap? Enjoy being the “cool” house to visit on the street.
Fruit snacks never go out of style, but it’s important to know that there are lots of sugary culprits out there. We suggest sticking with Welch’s fruit snacks, as they contain 100% of vitamin C intake. Welch’s fruit snacks are also gluten free, making them an enjoyable treat for every child that comes to your door this Halloween.
Applesauce is another favorite with the younger set. You can buy applesauce—or even fruit— packaged up in individual serving sizes of 4 or 6. Pass this out as a healthy alternative to gooey, sticky candy that becomes lodged in teeth.
Vegetable Snack Packs with Dip
Add Ranch dressing to just about anything and you’ll get a flavorful taste sensation. And when you pair it with carrots? Even the little ones will be eager to get a serving of vegetables in. As with applesauce, you can pick up snack packs of carrots and ranch dip—a healthy alternative that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
As you can see, there are many alternatives to buying the same tired old Snickers, Reese’s, and hard candy. And, the edible items we mentioned are not only better for teeth than candy, but they also offer vitamins and minerals that growing children need. Up your treat game this Halloween, and leave both parents and children smiling!