Halloween candy alternativesPosted on Oct 24th 2007 10:09AM by Martha Edwards
Filed Under: Nutrition & Supplements
Hand out a toothbrush or dental floss for Halloween this year, you're bound to end up with your house toilet-papered or egged. But that doesn't mean you have to contribute to the expanding waistlines of America's youth. Here are some candy alternatives I've heard about through the grapevine in the past little while:
- Recreation passes. In my city, you can buy books of passes to any parks and rec facilities around town, most of which have a pool, an exercise room, a playroom and drop-in classes. Each pass costs $1 so it's expensive if you live in an area where you get hundreds of trick-or-treaters.
- Small toys. Here, teeny-tiny Winnie-the-pooh dolls with interchangeable plastic costumes are all the rage, so I suspect they would be very well-received by kids. But they don't have to be expensive. Remember how excited kids get when they get to choose between troll dolls and cheap plastic rings at the Dentists' office?
- Temporary tattoos and stickers. Kids love stickers and tattoos. That's about all there is to it.