One of the top worst offenders when it comes to taking a shot at your good health could possibly be Halloween. Your kids and grandkids get excited for the very reason that you arent Halloween candy is full of sugar, and the specialty junk food isnt just hard on your figure (something that might not be of key important to the young ones in your life) but it is also hard on teeth and dental health, something that you and your kids could be paying for many years down the road.
But there is good news when it comes to this junk food, there are several alternatives that you can substitute that can do a serious kindness to the teeth, and that kids wont think is a total drag. Junk food can be frightening to parents, but these safe and healthy alternatives to candy dont have to be!
Junk Food Alternatives to Halloween Candy
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Not only are these ideas fun and inexpensive, they eliminate the need for healthy food alternatives totally, because they are themed, and non-edible. Kids love them, and they can help bring out some Halloween creativity, too
Sugarless Gum and Candy, Too (after all it is healthy food!)
If you are looking for a treat to hand out, consider sugar free gum or candy. Most kids will see the bright colors and the exciting packaging and not know there is too much of a difference. This healthy food is obviously a lot easier on the teeth, and the sugar free nature will keep your kids sleeping through the night, too. An added benefit for any parent used to a child on a sugar high during the Halloween season.
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