It often feels like nutrition goes out the window every Halloween. We're constantly on the hunt for kid-approved, non-GMO snacks all year, but when Halloween rolls around, we give our kids every piece of candy they can ever consume.
We all know that nutritious food is best (and indulging in sweets is okay in moderation) but is there a way to celebrate the holiday without going wild on sugar? Here are allergen-friendly, nut-free foods we're adding to our Halloween mix this year.
Here are seven nut-free snacks that are healthy and tasty:
1. Zego Fruit + Chia Bar
These fruit and chia bars are made from the same base as their popular Just Fruit bars, but have organic chia seeds for added nutrition and texture. To take it a step further, the brand tests every batch for traces of pesticides and allergens. Check the QR code on each bar to see the results of the testing. Genius!
$18.99 (pack of 12)
2. Annie's fruit snacks
Annie's Homegrown may be known for their go-to powdered cheese mac and cheese, but the brand also offers vegan and gluten-free fruit snacks in a mix of strawberry, cherry and raspberry flavored bunnies. They're also made with real fruit juice and packed with 100% daily value of Vitamin C so little ones can get nutrients without compromising taste.
$3.79 (pack of 5)
3. Skinny Pop
Prepackaged, buttery and super salty popcorn is delicious, that's why mamas love Skinny Pop popcorn. Now, our little ones can have their own snack too, with popcorn that's gluten-free, non-GMO, and doesn't have strange preservatives. Our favorite is the ranch flavored +Protein popcorn that includes five grams of protein per serving.
$15.52 (pack of 30)
4. Messy Monkeys
Australian natural foods brand, Freedom Foods developed whole grain snacks that bolster the hidden goodness of natural ingredients like quinoa, sorghum and functional nutrients like fiber and protein. Enjoy tasty flavors like pizza, cheese, apple and chocolate on one snack-sized bag.
$6.99 (pack of 10)
5. Pirate's Booty
This popular baked, never fried, puffed rice and corn snack is made with real aged white cheddar cheese. Reach for Veggie Booty, Tings, Smart Puffs and Soy Crisps, too.
$8.88 (pack of 12)
6. Motts no sugar added applesauce
Nothing beats fresh fruits and veggies. We like that this classic brand added extra fruit flavor to the mix. Try the four-pack of clear pouches, or a small pouch.
$2 (pack of 4)
7. Organic Valley grassmilk kids yogurt
Grass-fed dairy isn't just for mamas. Organic Valley's whole milk yogurt is homogenized for a creamy easy-to-eat texture and is filled with organic fruits (our favorite is strawberry). In it, you won't find any antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMOs.
$4.79 (pack of 4)