Healthy No-Sugar Halloween Treats

by | Oct 20, 2015

Spooky! Sugar may actually shrink your brain, according to research published in Neurology that links chronically high levels of blood glucose to a smaller hippocampus.

Horrifying! The average child’s trick-or-treat bag bulges with 4,800 calories, 3 cups of sugar and 1 ½ cups of fat.

So how ’bout scaring up some non-sugary alternative treats this Halloween?

Pass them out to the trick-or-treaters who come to your door. And encourage your own kids to exchange the candy they’ll inevitably collect for the healthy treats below or perhaps another coveted non-sugar treat (book, game, clothing, etc.) you’ve procured in advance.

Keep reading for a list of fun trick-or-treat alternatives…

Healthy Halloween Treats

  • Stickers
  • Fake fangs
  • Fang whistles
  • Halloween-themed pencils, pens, rulers
  • Fancy erasers
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Glow sticks and necklaces
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Spider and bat rings
  • Glow-in-the-dark insects
  • Fake eye balls
  • Slime
  • Play Dough
  • Bubbles
  • Wrapped granola bars
  • Mini-boxes of craisins and raisins
  • Glittery gel pens
  • Mini-pumpkins
  • Colorful toothbrushes
  • Fake mustaches
  • Halloween costume jewelry
  • Cheese and cracker packets
  • Wax lips
  • Bubble rings
  • Fancy Asian folding fans
  • Flavored lip balms

Visit Wellbody Academy’s Cafédium where you can ride the Sugarburners bike and turn a hand-powered crank to experience how much you’ll need to exercise to burn off sugar.