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Try this, not that: Healthy Halloween Treats

on October 26, 2014

Halloween Round up

Halloween is a time for many to indulge their sweet tooth – and their children’s. Sometimes, believe it or not, there is such a thing as too much sugar. A lot of our favorite candies and Halloween delights contain corn syrup, versus sugar, for example. And a sugar crash can dampen your holiday plans. Not to mention that kids plus a little too much candy can equal a bit of a handful.

Here are some ideas for substituting some traditional treats with healthier alternatives — MySuperFoods brings you our own Halloween “Eat this, not that.”

  1. CANDY CORN
    Candy corn contains three different sweeteners — sugar, corn syrup, and honey — as well as artificial flavor and color.

    Try this instead: Candy corn fruit pops, with pineapple, cantaloupe, and banana.

    From kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/2014/10/halloween-candy-corn-fruit-pops.html

    From kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/2014/10/halloween-candy-corn-fruit-pops.html

  2. REESE’S CUPS
    Two Reese’s cups contain 21 g of sugar, 10% of your daily calories, and 20% of your daily fat allowance.

    Try this instead: Peanut butter oat balls with chocolate chips. Sweetened with honey and fortified with flax seed, this recipes only takes about 8 minutes!

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    From themessybakerblog.com/2014/01/16/peanut-butter-oat-balls/

  3. CUPCAKES
    Who doesn’t love a good homemade cupcake, or even a funfetti cupcake with extra funfetti icing on top? Instead, try tricking your kids with this treat…

    Try this instead: Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

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  4. FRUIT ROLL UPS / TWIZZLERS
    I have a weak spot for these brightly-colored, corn syrup-addled gummy candies, but fresh or dried fruit packs much more nutrition.

    Try this instead: Fruit Leather (This recipe includes a variety of different flavor possibilities, like peach, mango, apple-ginger, strawberry-banana, and raspberry-vanilla).

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    From foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/fruit-leather-roll-ups-recipe.html

  5. CLASSROOM HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS
    Your child’s classroom halloween party spread will likely include plenty of cake, rice krispy treats, brownies, and more. Why not change it up and send in something a bit more healthy?

    Try this instead: Fun halloween-themed fruit and veggie arrangements. These don’t have to be very elaborate…a few details go a long way!

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    From http://www.howdoesshe.com/healthy-halloween-treat-ideas/; http://www.fitmommabrown.com/?p=344.

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