Do you normally avoid CRAP (Chemicals, Refined foods, Artificial foods, Processed foods) in your daily life? Do you normally read the ingredient lists and steer clear of artificial food additives, GMO´s etc? If so, this is the time to stop buying the typical Halloween candy and seek out better and healthier alternatives for your children as well as those in your neighborhood.

Yes, Halloween isn’t a healthy holiday. However, there’s no reason to be indulgent and litter your house and your neighborhood with these toxic “treats” because it´s only once a year. Don´t get disconnected from your intention to seek healthy alternatives when this time of the year comes.

As we see it, people like us have four choices:

  1. Offer non-food treats
  2. Offer healthier food treat choices
  3. Get Creative
  4. All of the Above

1. Offer non-food treats

You can place a painted or printed teal pumpkin like this on your porch to let trick-or-treaters know that you are handing out non-food items (instead of or in addition to healthy candy, which you can keep in a separate bowl).

See all Free resources of Teal Pumpkin here.


Some Non-Food Treat Ideas

Glow Sticks

Finger Puppets

Pencils, erasers, etc.

Spider Rings

Goody bags


Bouncing Balls

Mini Notepads

2. Offer healthier food treat choices

There are some healthier alternatives that aren’t perfect but for once a year (not on a regular basis…they are candy after all!) they should do.

You can find them at many natural food stores or online. Here are some ideas:

Some Healthier Food Treat Choices

Jelly Beans

Gummy Candy

Mini Coconut Pouch

Gummy Bears

Unreal Candy


Organic Lollipops

Peanut Butter Cups

3. Get Creative

Fruit and other healthy food can dress up too. Here are some ideas:

Attack of the Mummy Fruit

Go to The Decorated Cookie for details.

Sweet Potato Cookies

Go to Rhubarbarians for details.

Mandarin Pumpkins

Go to Pinterest for details.

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