Continuing our Go Green Halloween Mini Series…
Last week I talked about Red 40 and why you should be adamant about keeping it out of your children’s bodies. But, some parents might be wondering about safe treats for the kids to enjoy on Halloween. If you’re swapping your kid’s harmful treats with healthier ones, but are unsure what to get, here are some ideas. Keep in mind, I’m mainly looking at ones that do not have artificial colors and flavors. They may have “natural flavors” which we also do our best to avoid, but that’s incredibly difficult with treats.
- CLIF Kid Spooky Smores ZBar
- YummyEarth Organic Candy
- EnviroKids Organic Crispy Rice Bars, Treat Size
- Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
- Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks
- all-natural Glee Gum
- Larabar kids (the cinnamon ones are delicious!)
- MadeGood granola bars
Let’s look at the ingredients inside of the popular lollipops Dum Dums: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Salt, Artificial Flavor, Color Added (Includes Red 40, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Blue 1).
Now, let’s compare that to YumEarth Organic Lollipops: Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Natural Flavors, Colored With Concentrate (Carrot, Blackcurrant), Colored With Organic Concentrate (Carrot, Apple, Blackcurrant), Turmeric (Color), Organic Annatto (Color).
I know which one I’d rather Adeline eat…
Know any other healthy treats that kids will love? Please share below, food is the newest aspect of toxin free living for me and I’m not 100% there yet!
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