Any suggestions for healthier Halloween treats for daycare?

Amanda - posted on 10/25/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have to bring treats for daycare for their Halloween party. I really don't want to bring candy. Any suggestions for something I can bring?

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Susan - posted on 10/28/2008

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There are fun themed "halloween" snack packs at walmart, such as gold fish, pretzels, etc which are healthy and fun. The kids don't even care they aren't candy.

Dmlb - posted on 10/28/2008

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i just made "pumpkin guts" homemade applesauce dyed orange-kind of chunky and gross looking-i'm sure they will love it! low in sugar, healthy and fun!

Melinda - posted on 10/28/2008

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I'm so that kind of Mommy too. Santa brings individual cups of teddy grahams and gold fishes not to mention granola bars. For Halloween I usually try to get the little bags of popcorn to hand out to the kids or some kind of snack crackers. I know you can get the individual sized gold fishes at Wal-Mart or pretty much anywhere or the packs of cheese crackers or peanut butter crackers. Kinds love them and it gives em a break from sugar shock.

Tammy - posted on 10/26/2008

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In the snack section for Halloween Treats they sell Pretzels in individ. packages and animal crackers. Both are a somewhat better choice then candy, but in the fun-special packages!

Christine - posted on 10/26/2008

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How about rice Krispie treats? You could use a cookie cutter to make pumpkins, etc with them as well. OK, not that healthy, but not sooo bad!

HollyJo - posted on 10/26/2008

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Jello ... do pumpkin cut outs or really any shape that works. Or try orange jello with whipped cream missed in and say it's brains.....depending on the grade level. Lot's of fun!

Christine - posted on 10/26/2008

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Walmart sells small containers of PlayDoh at a reasonable cost. My childs school is peanut free so this was a big hit and not to expensive!

Cari-Ann - posted on 10/26/2008

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I took cheese slices and cut them into pumpkins with a pumpkin cookie cutter. My son loves to cut cheese into various shapes. You could serve them with crackers. I served them with pretzels that I found that were shaped liked pumkins and bats.

Tracy - posted on 10/26/2008

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You could tell her that you want to bring the drinks and go get the "Honest " drinks. They have very little suger and they are organic. My little boy loves them! Sam's or Target sells them.

Kirsten - posted on 10/25/2008

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When my daughter was in pre-school we had to do snack and parties. She did not really like sweets when she was at "school" and she always chose to take baby carrots and ranch dressing. I also didn't like to take completely unhealthy snacks but didn't want to make my child stand out. I went to Walgreens (I am sure they are somewhere else too but that is the only place I have found them) and they had fruit snacks that were more organic...I tried them and obviously lived and a few moms asked where I got them...Good Luck!

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