Healthier Real Food Halloween Treats

December 2, 2019

Here are eight real Halloween treats for you to explore.

Honey stick
Nothing tastes more natural than honey. You might think that honey is just a sweetener in tea, but the health benefits of raw honey go far beyond that. Studies have shown that honey has antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial effects that can help you and your child’s immune system stay strong as the weather gets colder during the day and night. Honey straws are easy for kids to party and enjoy at Halloween. You can find honey sticks (or straws) in various flavors at most health food stores. Make sure to save some delicious food for yourself!

2. Organic Dark Chocolate
Teaching kids the difference between organic plain dark chocolate snacks and commercial sugary versions is a worthwhile task. Real dark chocolate is a powerful superfood with multiple health benefits. Cocoa beans (the source of dark chocolate) is a respected tropical rainforest food that contains a range of antioxidants that enhance health. If possible, look for chocolate desserts that are high in cocoa content, low in sugar, and come from organic and fair trade sources. Your local health food store offers brands such as Chocolove, Lily’s, Endangered Species Chocolate, and GREEN & BLACK’S. Many of these brands have made mini versions perfect for Halloween gifts.

3. Cocomels
JJ ’s Sweets is a confectionery company dedicated to providing delicious, healthy and well-crafted dim sum. Cocomel snacks are a perfect blend of smooth dark chocolate and chewy coconut milk caramel, made from simple ingredients, are plant-based, organic, vegan, kosher, dairy-free or gluten-free, and non-GMO verification. Switching dairy products to creamy coconut milk is a great benefit for those who are sensitive to dairy products.

4. Cider carefully consider spice packs
Apple and autumn walk together like Halloween and candy! Why not provide some warming cider spices for this year’s troublemakers? Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves are considered to be pyrogenic and increase the amount of heat in the body to achieve extreme metabolic stimulation.

5. Dried fruits and vegetarian snacks
Dried fruit snack is a natural food with natural sweetness and fullness. These individually packaged dried fruit snacks come in a variety of flavors and a combination of fruits and vegetables and are a handy snack for Halloween. Studies have shown that ingesting fruits and vegetables is associated with reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and the World Health Organization recommends that adults consume at least 5 servings (400 grams) of fruits and vegetables (excluding starch) per day.

6. Oat Bars (Minis)
The granola bar is the go-to for frequently used snacks and healthy Halloween dishes. Although many brands of granola bars are rich in healthy ingredients (natural sweetness and high dietary fiber and protein), many brands do not.

7. Justin’s Nut Butter Snack
Believe it or not, pure and simple ingredients can make delicious and nutritious trick or treat desserts. Justin’s products are a diverse and delicious way to enjoy Halloween.

8. Sesame honey sticks
The perfect sweetness of honey and sesame combined together into several small individually wrapped pieces is a natural and authentic food to try this Halloween. Not only does this flavor combination originate from a healthy Mediterranean tradition, but sesame seeds are also rich in essential trace minerals such as iron and calcium.