When it comes to Halloween, many parents have a love/hate relationship with the holiday. On the one hand, there are few things more adorable than a young child dressed as a chef/bumble bee/slice of bacon/princess/superhero, or any of the thousands of costumes or homemade designs. But the act of visiting houses and asking for handfuls of candy can present other challenges. The sugary treats often replace the parent-approved healthy snacks for days or weeks at a time and those with food allergies are all but shut out of the kid-centric festivities.
Parents are constantly looking for healthy food options for their children. In fact, healthy eating options for kids is a huge mega trend. And everyone is getting into the game with things like organic, gluten free and kid friendly snacks, single serving packaging and curated food subscription services that even let parents customize healthy snacks for their kids.
So is there anything parents can do during Halloween to curb the sugar urge?