Healthy Halloween Swaps

Spooky season is upon us, and we could all use a little extra festiveness this year!  And while this time of year is exciting, the sugar crash after consuming buckets of traditional Halloween candy, is not. By opting for healthy treats with whole food ingredients, you’ll be left even more satisfied, without having to worry about your consumption of artificial colourings or flavourings.  Whether you’re looking for healthier options for Trick or Treaters or looking for something to snack on yourself, here are our favourite Healthy Halloween candy swaps.

Instead of: Snickers

Try: Snickaroo Bites

While the combination of peanuts, caramel, and chocolate is delicious, Snickers bars are loaded with sugar.  Little Tucker Snickaroo Bites are naturally sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup, contain protein and healthy fats from different kinds of nut butters to keep you feeling satisfied, and cacao to provide you with anti-inflammatory antioxidants. They're also made locally which is an added bonus!

Instead of: Starbursts

Try: Smart Sweets Sweet Chews

Smart Sweets is focused on reinventing your favourite candies. These plant-based fruit chews contain only 3 grams of sugar for the entire bag and are also high in fibre so you’re not left craving more. The bag contains a variety of individually wrapped chews in watermelon, strawberry, and mango flavours.



Instead of: Fruit Snacks

Try: Yum Earth Organic Gummy Fruits

Traditional fruit snacks can contain less-than-appealing ingredients like corn syrup, gelatin, and artificial colourings and flavours.  But these allergy-friendly gummies are coloured naturally with dyes from organic apples, pumpkins, carrots, and blackcurrants. Plus, the fun shapes make snacking even more enjoyable.


Instead of: Caramilk

Try: OCHO Caramel Minis

Rather than using sugar-laden caramel, OCHO uses real butter and organic cane sugar to create a creamy caramel, which is then enrobed with organic milk chocolate to create this delicious gluten-free and GMO-free treat. The bite-sized minis are perfect for handing out to Trick-or-Treaters or keeping as a healthy Halloween candy treat for yourself.

Instead of: Jolly Rancher Halloween Lollipops 

Try: Lovely Candy Organic Lollipops

Rather than using corn syrups, these vegan-friendly lollipops are sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic brown rice syrup and are available in grape, pomegranate, and mango flavours.  Plus, they get their colour naturally from fruit and vegetable juices rather than artificial colours so you can feel better about getting your sweet fix from these.


Instead of: Smarties

Try: No Whey! Choco No No’s

Because they’re free of common allergens and are gluten-free and dairy-free, these chocolatey candies are a great option for a Halloween treat for school.  Although they contain no dairy, they’re still creamy with a crunchy candy shell.  Plus, they’re free of the unnatural food dyes found in the traditional alternative.



Instead of: Glosette Almonds

Try: CHOCXO Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

These chocolate covered almonds are much lower in sugar than the traditional options and are made with 85% dark chocolate, which offers antioxidant and mood-boosting benefits. Plus, you get the added benefits of whole-food almonds, which are rich in magnesium and support your wellness with a great mix of protein, healthy fats, and fibre.



Instead of: Rice Krispy Treats

Try: Smash Mallow Malloween Pack

These naturally gluten-free and dairy-free healthy treats are free of corn syrup, artificial colourings and flavourings, and preservatives.  The low-calorie treats contain fun flavours like Cookie Dough, Cinnamon Churro, Strawberries and Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chip to bring some creative and unique flavours to your Halloween night.



Instead of: Crunch Bars

Try: Enjoy Life Foods Halloween Chocolate Minis Rice Milk Crunch

While the combination of chocolate with a crunch is delicious, traditional Crunch bars are packed with sugar and preservatives.  Instead, try these creamy dairy-free alternatives for a healthy Halloween candy treat, which get their delicious texture from cocoa butter, and a satisfying crunch from rice crisps. 

 

 

Instead of: Lay’s Potato Chips

Try: SkinnyPop

A salty snack can be a welcome surprise in a bag of chocolate treats.  These satisfying bags of mini popcorn are a delicious salty snack that are loaded with fibre, without the refined ingredients and fats found in potato chips.

 

Looking for more healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth?  Check out our Top 10 Favourite Healthy Indulgences.



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