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5 Locally Inspired Healthy Alternatives to Give Trick or Treaters

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Getty Images/Jemal Countess

Halloween is the one time of the year where kids go absolutely bonkers for candy! That’s great and all, but it’s a tad bit unhealthy if you really think about it.

Between the sugar highs and cavities and potentially even obesity to an excessive about of sugar product, how is going door to door to collect these delicious treats of doom good for our children?

Not to suck the fun out of the spirit of Halloween… I too was once a kid, but the reality is that kids these days are splurging on unhealthy candy at handfuls at a time. How do we solve this dilemma?

Simple! You give them healthy alternatives such as fruits and meats and such. Plenty of protein, plenty of fiber, plenty of healthier kids in our neighborhoods!

Yeah, You’re welcome parents… and for the kids, sorry-not sorry.

 

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Apples

Dartmouth

 

 

You know what they say… An apple a day, keeps the doctor away! And the cavities too!

 
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Getty Images/Sean Gallup

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Cranberries

Wareham, MA

 

 

Get a head start on the winter season by fueling up on anti-oxidants from delicious native cranberries! Build those anti-bodies, kids!

 
Getty Images/Darren McCollester
Getty Images/Darren McCollester

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Favas Beans

Fall River, MA

 

 

You have to get your fiber from somewhere… Why not from some delicious Fava Beans?! Add a little local Portuguese flavor to it and your digestive system will be thank you instead of cringing from a sugar overload.

 
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Getty Images/Hulton Archives

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Scallops

New Bedford, MA

 

 

Protein is the building blocks of muscle and structure. Strengthen your kids today with delicious fresh-caught Scallops! Try to avoid frying them (as hypocritically delicious that may sound) and pan-sear them in light olive oil for a scrumptious alternative!

 
Getty Images/Jose R. Aguirre
Getty Images/Jose R. Aguirre

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Corn on the Cob

Westport, MA

 

 

Momma always told me to eat my veggies and boy am I glad I did! As a local Westport resident, I am surrounded by corn, so what better way to spread the love than to give an ear of corn for Halloween instead of a high-calorie Milky Way Bar! You’ll have your trick-or-treaters smiling from ‘ear to ear’ (pun intended).

 
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Getty Images/Sean Gallup

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