Halloween is all about candy, is it not? Well… could you find ways to limit sugar slightly while increasing outdoor Fall activities for you and your family?
Fantastic Fall Fun:
- run through a corn maze
- paint or carve pumpkins
- rake leaves
- pick apples
150 Calorie Portions of Sugary Treats (ignorance of calories when it comes to candy can wreck your waistline!)
- 3 Dove Chocolate Promises, Fun Size Raisinettes, Mini Dots, or Junior Blow Pops
- 6 Hershey Kisses
- 1 and 1/2 packages of Fun Size M&Ms (plain or peanut)
- 2 Brach’s 11 piece size Candy Corn
- 2 Fun Size Skittles, Snickers, Kit Kat, or Hershey’s Milk Choc Bars
- 1 and 1/2 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (snack size cups)
Alternatives to Candy for Trick-or-Treaters
- Small boxes of raisins or other dried fruit
- Trail mix single serving packages
- Granola bars
- Dark chocolate (i.e. Kisses, Dove Minis, Ghirardelli Squares)
*these may not make you popular with the minor goblins and ghosts, but we moms who are looking to pack a healthier lunch each day (yet with a small treat) will be very appreciative!
Fun Idea to Get Rid of Too Much Halloween Candy
Make science experiments with the candy. Set your kids up at the kitchen counter with glasses of water, baking soda, food coloring, instruments to mash up the candy, small plastic bags, vinegar, plates, and bowls. Remember that vinegar and baking soda together make a volcano-like reaction that the kids will love. After your little scientists are done, simply throw all the candy into the trash. Phew… you saved everyone from too much sugar and fat!