10 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids and a Halloween Light Show to Boot

If you are looking for some inspiration for Halloween decorations this year check out this ultimate Halloween light show in Riverside California! He has thousands of lights, four singing pumpkin faces, hand carved pumpkins, tombstones, strobe lights and flood lights all set to "This Is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. He began this project back in 2008 with a small set-up… it has grown over the years into what you see here. Pretty amazing huh? (as an eco-friendly side note he is now using LED lights which I am sure has saved a ton of money - not to mention helped fly over geese from thinking it is still summer) Look for the ghoully ghosty running screaming from the house at 2:22. As soon as he releases the 2012 Halloween light show I'll update it here as well. (sad news - looks like he was shut down by the home owners association for too much street traffic - so no more new Halloween light shows)

10 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

After you enjoy the Halloween light show it is time to think about what to give out to those cute trick or treaters (and your own trick or treaters of course). If you are looking for Halloween treat ideas but don't want to go the cavity on a stick method of the usual Halloween candy take a look at this video on 10 Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids from EcoFriendlyParty.

Featured Healthy Halloween Treats In the video:

1) Tasty Organic Wild Berry Fruit Snacks: made with real fruit juice with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Fat free, gluten free and vegan to boot.

2) Earth's Best Organic Pop Snax: USDA Organic, No Hydrogenated oils or trans fats. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

3) Glee Gum: Made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle and no harmful aspartame. No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners

4) Envirokidz Organic Crispy Rice Bars: USDA Organic Gluten Free, non-GMO verified

5) Panda All Natural Licorice: real licorice from Finland. Not artificially flavored, no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors.

6) Clif Kid Fruit Rope: USDA organic, gluten free, soy and dairy free and non GMO. One serving of fruit in every rope.

7) Clif Zbar: No high fructose corn syrup, Hydroginated oils, preservatives, trans fats, artificial flavors or colors.

8 ) Probar Halo: Certified organic, all natural, low in sugar, vegan and dairy free, good source of Omega 3 & 6 fats.

9) Tasty Organic Cookies: Kosher, naturally sweetened with agave (I don't see them on their website so they may be a brand new product)

10) Lifeway ProBugs Organic Kefir for kids: USDA organic. 10 live and active cultures. Made with milk from grass fed cows that is free of rBGH and antibiotics.

11) Radius Recycled Toothbrush: No heavy metals or carcinogenic substances, no waste materials or animal testing. Look for the Radius Source toothbrush which is made from 93% recycled and 47% renewable resource and uses replacement heads and a recycled wood bio-plastic handle.

If you've enjoyed these healthy Halloween treats from EcoFriendlyParty stop by her site and plan your own party!

This post on 10 healthy Halloween treats shared on Real Food Wednesday.
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20 comments

  1. Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

  2. Now I know what I’m going to get for my kids the next Halloween. Thanks for coming up with this list. It is truly very helpful.

  3. Thank you for some very good snacks for the kids, could use these on other occasions as well.

  4. That’s fantastic, I didn’t realise there were actually healthy things I could give my kids on halloween. I have already tried apples but they were far from impressed.

    • Yeah Lee for some reason kids don’t appreciate apples on Halloween – maybe if they were covered in caramel with chocolate sprinkles, but that tends to gum up the trick or treat bag a bit. 🙂

  5. This is indeed another great source of information. These give me an idea on what to do and buy for my nephew on halloween. Thank you very much for sharing.

  6. I know what I’m going to get for my childrens the next Halloween. Thanks for the list. It is truly very helpful. keep coming !

  7. Faschingskostüme

    Thanks for sharing this information. This is a big help for me for I have too many nephew, and I’m enjoying preparing snacks for them. Keep posting such great info for us.

  8. Thanks for these useful tips..really quite an informative post..Children will surely love these healthy stuff..

  9. Glee gum i prefer as Healthy hallowween treats

  10. The kids will surely love to witness singing pumpkin faces.Is there any updates for 2012 Chris? I wish i could also attend that event and witness the hand carved pumpkins, tombstones and strobe lights !

  11. I’m so grateful to you Chris that i bumped your post..it’s really timely! Its a week to go and it’s Halloween. I’m kids around the house will love ideas in here for the occasion.

  12. Ambika Choudhary Mahajan

    Wow! Wonderful options!
    Healthy yet sure to make the kids happy.
    I’m sure to keep coming back for more of such wonderful shares. 🙂

  13. Awesome, I didn’t realize I could give my kids so many nice healthy things for Halloween!

  14. I really like this article and the writer’s uninique point of view, there’s a lot of good information here…..

  15. I am just so disappointed, that I found this article too late. But I’m gonna keep in my this information, and prepare something healthy for the kids next year! 🙂

  16. I like the ideas behind this article but there’s a serious flaw in all of this…if a kid knows it’s healthy they almost automatically reject it. Part of being a kid is liking things that aren’t encouraged and disliking things that are encouraged (like health foods) so unless the children weren’t taught how to read the nutrition facts on the wrapper…don’t notice the rather conspicuous health food advertisements all over those treats they will reject them.

    You could easily solve that by not having a wrapper on the candy, but if you try that you’ll arouse a lot of suspicion and probably a visit from the police these days.

    • You have a point, but the treats above aren’t really “healthy” per say they just are much healthier alternatives since they don’t have the preservatives, trans fats etc.. that most other treats have – they all still taste like they should be unhealthy – ie super delicious. 🙂 Like these YummyEarth organic lollipops below – you’d never know they were “healthy” by the way they taste or smell or look etc..

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