Healthier (Halloween) Snacks

Sorry that I got this post out after Halloween. There were other posts that I wanted to get out before this one and never got around to posting it. It’s now November and I figured that with the Holidays just right around the corner (Christmas day is 50 days away) so that basically means tomorrow is Thanksgiving. With that being said I still wanted to get this post out because you may be on a health journey and you want to stay on track during the holiday months (November to January) or friends and family that will be visiting in the coming weeks may be on a health journey. With these snacks, they are meant for kids and adults alike. In the coming weeks, will be posting more holiday-related content so make sure you follow because you won’t want to miss what I have coming. 

Every year, I say the same thing: “Next year, I’ll remember to get candy a week in advance!” And every year, I wait until a couple days before the main event. The issue with that? By the time I head to the store, the candy aisle is cleared out. After this happened a few times (more than I care to admit), I finally figured out a solution (I stopped being lazy lol).

Rather than spend my time rushing from store to store trying to rummage through leftovers for the best Halloween candy, I decided to come up with a new “treat tradition” of my own. 

Instead of passing out sweets—or toothbrushes and toothpaste (seriously that has happened to me when I was a kid)—I decided to stuff my candy cauldron with some good-for-you snacks that aren’t made up of corn syrup and artificial colorings. Because let’s be real here, these kids are already getting more candy than they can fathom and don’t need anymore (obesity in America is at an all-time high). Plus, these low-sugar options will provide a much-needed reprieve for their sweet tooth. And don’t worry about not giving out candy. Any treat is better than being that house that just shuts off all your lights and pretends to not be home (I’ve also done that more times than I care to admit). And as for your last-minute costume ideas?

Alphabet Cookies

Bitsy’s Brainfood Spooky Snacks, Orange Chocolate Beet and Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin

 Bitsy’s Brainfood Spooky Snacks, Orange Chocolate Beet, and Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin

Per- 1 oz: 110 calories, 4-4.5 g fat (1.5-2 g saturated fat), 55-80 mg sodium, 17-18 g carbs (1 g fiber, 6-8 g sugar), 2 g protein

Mom-run brand Bitsy’s Brainfood has made everyone’s Halloween a little more veggie-filled. Their new product, a 16-pack of 0.8 oz bags of Smart Cookies, comes with two flavors of alphabet-shaped cookies that are USDA Organic, made in a nut-free facility, and are kosher. Kids will have their pick of Orange Chocolate Beet and Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin.


Mini Pretzels

Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels

Eat This!: Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels
Per- pack: 100 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 220 mg sodium, 22 g carbs (1 g fiber, 1 g sugar), 2 g protein

Replenish those kids’ electrolytes with these salty pretzels! Keeping these snacks to the mini 100-calorie size helps to keep the carb count down.


Instant Oatmeal Packets

Nature’s Path Organic EnviroKidz Oatmeal Brown Sugar Maple

Eat This!: Nature’s Path Organic EnviroKidz Oatmeal Brown Sugar Maple
Per-packet (32 g): 130 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 65 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (3 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 4 g protein

The other parents will love you for this. Now they won’t have to worry about breakfast the next day! Each packet has a reasonable 6 grams of sugar (compared to the 12 you’d find in Quaker’s Dinosaur Eggs) and is made with wholesome ingredients like organic, gluten-free rolled oats, maple sugar, rolled amaranth, and quinoa.


Fruit Leather

Veggie-Go’s Organic Chewy Fruit & Veggie Snacks, Mountain Berry Spinach

 Veggie-Go’s Organic Chewy Fruit & Veggie Snacks, Mountain Berry Spinach

Per -strip: 15 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 5 g carbs (1 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 0 g protein

Organic apples, spinach, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and sweet potatoes are the only things used to create Veggie-Go’s low-cal, low-sugar snack. It’s a great way to pass out a serving of fruit without worrying parents about the lack of packaging if you tried passing out grapes.


Hot Chocolate

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa Dark Chocolate

Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa Dark Chocolate

Per -envelope (27 g): 110 calories, 1 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (2 g fiber g fiber, 12 g sugar), 2 g protein

Made from only five simple ingredients—sugar, cocoa, nonfat milk, salt, and natural flavor—this treat will be sure to warm up the little ones after a cool night running from door to door.

I did a Hot Chocolate post where I had some friends taste and review some popular hot chocolate brands if you are interested in reading that you can Click Here


Cheese Bites or Sticks

Mini Babybel Original

Mini Babybel Original

Per- wheel: 70 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 160 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 5 g protein

Going from door to door can get tiring. Help the kids re-up their stamina by handing out cheese sticks! These snacks are full of satiating protein that will keep the little ones’ bellies full (which hopefully means they won’t feel the need to delve into their candy stash immediately when they get home).


Individual Popcorn Bags

Boom Chicka Pop. Sea Salt

 Boom Chicka Pop. Sea Salt

Per -package (0.6 oz): 90 calories, 4.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 55 mg sodium, 11 g carbs (2 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 2 g protein

These simple snacks can be picked up in 24-packs. Made from just organic popcorn, organic sunflower oil, and sea salt, you’ll feel pleased to be giving such a low-calorie, whole grain snack!


Popcorn or Potato Chips

PopCorners Single Serve Carnival Kettle Bags

PopCorners Single Serve Carnival Kettle Bags

Per -1 oz bag: 120 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 110 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (0 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 2 g protein

Fan favorites like Pirates Booty or Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, or grab a multi-pack of these Popcorners. Made with popped corn, drizzled with sunflower oil, and tossed in a bit of cane sugar and salt, this sweet and salty treat is sure to please the pickiest of eaters.


Snack Bars

Larabar Minis—Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie, and Cherry Pie

Larabar Minis—Apple Pie, Cashew Cookie, and Cherry Pie

Per- 1 bar (22 g): 90 calories, 5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 5 mg sodium, 12 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 2 g protein

These bars are made entirely from ingredients you’d find in your kitchen: dates, almonds, apples, walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon, cashews, and cherries. They’re minimally processed, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious.


Cookies

 

Homefree Chocolate Mint Gluten Free, Allergen-Friendly Cookies

Per mini bag (0.95 oz): 130 calories, 5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (2 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 2 g protein

These cookies are free of nine common food allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and gluten), are vegan, a certified a good source of whole grain, and contain no artificial anything. Kids will love crunching on these mint chocolate cookies made from whole oat flour—and you’ll feel good about what you gave out this year.


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? Like I mentioned above that these snacks are good for all types of holidays and not just Halloween. If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out and I will be more than happy to answer any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. You can find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

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