Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Halloween can be a tricky time to keep up your family’s health goals. Luckily, we have some tips for you to stay healthy while still enjoying the holiday. These tips are also allergy-friendly!


Kids will get plenty of candy from school and from other houses. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean you have to hand out candy at your house. Try giving out small boxes of no sugar added raisins or small seedless oranges. You could also give mini water bottles or organic juice boxes.

Good non-food items could be glow sticks, bouncy balls, or fun Halloween themed erasers. You can find all kinds of Halloween party favors at places like Michaels, Target, or Walmart. Get creative!

Hosting a Halloween Party?

Make healthy and festive dishes for everyone like these Jack ‘O Lantern stuffed peppers. This spooky black bean hummus is another healthy recipe to make or bring to a party.

Don’t know what to do with leftover candy?

If you feel like you have too much Halloween candy on your hands, you can have your kids leave it on the front porch so the “Switch Witch” takes the candy in the night and leaves them a toy or a book instead. You can also donate your extra candy to the troops. Find a donation location near you here.


Whatever you do to celebrate, stay safe and have fun. Happy Halloween from us at Weekly Fig!


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Meet the Author


Rachel Howard

Rachel is studying to become a registered dietician at UTC. She believes eating real food is the key to a healthy lifestyle, and loves to teach others about nutrition. Rachel enjoys planning healthy and tasty meals and experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes. She likes the challenge of trying to make classic family recipes healthier or learning new cooking techniques.