Healthy snack alternatives for trick-or-treaters

Healthy snack alternatives for trick-or-treaters

POSTED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 9:04pm

No one wants to be the house on the block without chocolate or sweets. However, there are some kid-friendly alternatives this Halloween that aren't exactly like filling trick-or-treaters' bags with pure sugar.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests sugar-free gum, fruit-flavored gummy snacks and small lollipops instead of chewy candy bars.

Experts there say lower fat and fat-free options include Twizzlers, Skittles, Junior Mints and York Peppermint Patties.

If you really want to get healthy, you can always give trick-or-treaters small boxes of raisins or other dried fruit.


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