As a kid trick-or-treating, we quickly learned to skip the houses with a reputation for handing out apples on Halloween. But the American Dietetic Association suggests some ways to mix in healthier treats without scaring away the ghosts, witches and cowboys coming to your door. This year, consider mixing up the candy bowl with a variety of non-traditional but nutritious goodies, such as:
• Mini rice cereal bites
• Packages of trail mix or nuts
• Cereal bars
• Small boxes of raisins
• Small packages of dried fruit
• Sugar-free gum
• Mini juice boxes
• Snack-size packages of peanut butter and crackers, graham crackers or oatmeal cookies.
Or consider non-food treats like Halloween pencils, pens, stickers, tattoos, spider rings or even quarters.