trick or treat: the healthy way

Do you get a lot of trick or treaters where you live? Are you concerned with the morbidly high obesity rate among children? Do you want to do something about it? Well, this article is for you!

Thanks to the Internet, we now have virtually thousands of alternatives to sugary candies. Here are just a few.

  1. Watermelon Brain. Cut the skin off of a watermelon, then cut ridges in it to look like a brain. The red peeking out will really freak them out — but watermelon is so healthy! Show it to them, then give them pieces of watermelon you’ve cut separately.
  2. Apple gums. Cut two slices of an apple, and layer them with peanut butter. Place marshmallows into the peanut butter and arrange them to look like teeth. Place the two apple slices on top of one another to create a set of gums!
  3. Jello worms: Get a bunch of straws and place them in a container facing upright. In a separate container, make some jello. Pour the jello into the straws; Put it in the fridge. Once the jello has settled, pull the straws up and let the jello slide out — you’ve got yourself some jello worms!]
  4. Flowers: Who says you need to give trick or treaters food? Buy some googly eyes and glue them in the middle of some beautiful blooms from www.fallonsflowers.com. Hand them out instead of unhealthy candy, and tell the kids to place them in water when they get home!
  5. Banana pops — peel and cut bananas into two. Stick a Popsicle stick up each banana. Dip them in white chocolate and stick them in the freezer for a bit, until they get hard. Decorate them with icing to make a face — you’ve got yourself a ghost potassium Popsicle! Wow!
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