Being vegan means most of the candy bars and other trick-or-treating sweets are ruled out, but it doesn’t mean that Halloween will be a healthy holiday for your family. There are plenty of vegan candies and other goodies that may be cruelty-free but aren’t calorie- or sugar-free. Here are four fun ways to make your vegan Halloween a healthier occasion.
4 Tips for a healthier Halloween
Consider candy alternatives
Your kids may scream for candy and sugary-sweet treats, but you’ll be the one screaming when their energy and mood levels take a dive. Stock up and pass out healthier eats, such as little boxes of raisins, nutrition bars, granola, or trail mix.
DIY Halloween goodies
If your kids — and the neighborhood kids — won’t touch the healthier treats, skip the sugar altogether. Go to your local dollar store and fill your basket with small Halloween-themed toys, such as fake spiders, glowing rings, pencils and more.
Huff it from house to house
Join your trick-or-treaters in going door to door in your neighborhood and the one beyond. The more ground you cover, the more exercise you get while enjoying the fresh air and festivities.