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For those of us who are health-conscious, Halloween presents a sticky (and sugary) moral dilemma:
On the one hand, you can’t in good conscious hand out lethal doses of refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup to your neighborhood trick or treaters. But you also don’t want to be the house that gets egged for passing out apples (or worse, toothbrushes) on October 31st either.
Luckily there are some deceptively delicious snacks out there that strike the perfect balance between tasty and healthy, and make for the perfect healthier Halloween treats.
So stick with us this Halloween – and you won’t get tricked because of your treats.
Pirates Booty Aged White Cheddar
Kids love these delicious bags of savory (and slightly addicting) puffed rice and corn snacks made with real aged white cheddar.
And this Booty isn’t just delicious – it’s a treat with no tricks! Pirate’s Booty is baked (never fried), certified gluten free, Kosher, and made without artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
Pro-tip: Keep bags of these handy specifically for any trick or treaters who dress as swashbucklers, then hit them with your best “Arrr Matey,” as you drop it in their bucket.
Black Forest Organic Sour Heads
Our motto here at SnackNation is to count wholesome, all-natural ingredients as these will energize you through the day as well as trick or treating festivities.
That’s why we love Black Forest – their products are all made with USDA certified organic ingredients, like organic tapioca syrup, pure organic cane sugar, and natural colorings. To achieve this standard, they’ve pioneered new cooking methods and scoured the globe for just the right ingredients.
Black Forest’s brand new Organic Sour Heads come in special spooky Halloween shapes that are the perfect addition to any trick or treat bag.
These chewy little delights hit you with a dose of sour that quickly turns sweet. Flavors include lemon, fruit punch, lime, orange and raspberry. From the maker of the world’s best tasting gummy bears.
Betty Lou’s Pumpkin Spice Nut Butter Balls
Betty Lou isn’t just a brand – she’s a person! The company started more than 30 years ago when Betty Lou, a mom from Oregon, wanted to remove refined sugar from her kids’ diets. Thus began a quest to create better tasting healthy snacks – that kids actually want to eat.
Rather than pump her products full of addicting sugar, she sweetens her energy and nutrient packed concoctions with honey and brown rice syrup.
Her Nut Butter Balls are the company’s signature product, and they have a limited edition pumpkin spice flavor just in time for the Halloween season. Not only are these balls non GMO, gluten free, and vegan, they also pack a mean 5g of fiber and protein.
Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
Did you know that most marshmallows aren’t vegan??
Yep, the majority contain gelatin – a colorless food additive made from collagen extracted from the skin, bones, and connective tissue of livestock. (That’s downright frightful.)
Not so for Dandies Vegan Marshmallows. As the name implies these soft and airy mallows are 100% free from animal products, and are a perfect healthier alternative for Halloween cocoa, s’mores, or even trick or treat bags.
Fru-licious Apple Strawberry Twists
Mix things up this Halloween with a twist from Fru-licious.
These utterly unique apple strawberry twists are made with 99% real fruit and zero artificial ingredients. Plus their portion controlled pouches make for the perfect Halloween giveaway.
Superseedz Maple Sugar and Sea Salt
Get into the spirit of the season with a treat that even the Great Pumpkin himself would approve of – Superseedz Maple Sugar and Sea Salt flavored pumpkin seeds.
These gourmet, no shell pumpkin seeds are lovingly seasoned with 100% pure maple sugar and unrefined sea salt. They make for a sweet and savory taste sensation that’s packed with protein and nutrients.
So tasty that your trick or treaters won’t know they’re doing themselves a favor!
As you can see, there’s no shortage of healthier options to make sure that you’re keeping your neighborhood trick or treaters healthy and satisfied.
What other healthier Halloween snacks do you enjoy? Let us know in the comments.