Updated: Oct 28, 2020
As the holiday season approaches, children gear up for the most thrilling night of the year. Spooky automated ghosts holler from darkened porch steps at passers-by, and mothers stay up late to sew the details into their daughter’s dream costumes, hoping to make their fantasies come true. But the Halloween festivities are not exactly known for being healthy, and kids loaded up on added sugars often end the night in disastrous ways, somehow more nightmarish than the decorations. While it can be difficult to encourage healthy eating on Halloween, it’s not necessarily impossible. Below is a list of ethically moral companies that provide delicious sweets with simple ingredients that will (probably) not have your children running up walls at 12 AM.
1. Crispy Green
Fruit snacks (made simply with fruit!), flavors include: cantaloupe, mango, apple, strawberry, banana, tangerine, pear and pineapple
Mouthwatering and naturally sweetened, these dried fruits are low in calories and high in nutrients. They are great for adding to dishes for an extra crunch and are available in so many flavors you’re sure to find one to fall in love with. Kids will love them too! Their taste and texture are just like what you might imagine spaceship food to be. If that wasn’t enough, Crispy Green is currently having a Halloween costume contest for your pets. So, if your puppy has a spooky Halloween outfit to share, take a picture and apply on their website for a chance to win.
Here’s what we love about Crispy Green:
They offer .35 ounce bags—perfect for Halloween treats!
100% Whole Food
Attention Pet Owners! They are holding an online pet costume contest! Get the details here.
Fruit snacks that include veggies too!
Flavors: strawberry & acai, mango & orange, banana & blueberry
These were quite a taste bud explosion and so filling. I think the best words to use are “crisp” “clean” and “addictive.” Personally, I can’t get enough of these. Slammers are wonderful for a kid who needs a little sustenance between houses on a long night of trick or treating. After just one squeeze, I instantly found myself recharged.
Here’s what the purely planted team loves about Slammers:
Great size for treats (3.17 oz)
100% Whole Food
Adorable packaging and branding for kids!
3. Bare Snacks
Flavors: Fuji and reds & cinnamon apple chips, banana chips, coconut chips
Bare snacks are the crunchiest of the dried fruit brands and an excellent alternative to chips for you and your kids. They are a classic that I always have in my pantry. To be honest, I’m snacking on them in this moment as I write this review…
Here’s what the purely planted team loves about Bare Snacks:
Great size for treats - .53 ounce online
4 grams of fiber per serving
Less than 5 ingredients
100% Whole Food
4. Made Good
Granola Mini Bars
These little granola bars are super chocolaty with a delightful cinnamon-spice aftertaste. They are excellent for kids with allergies and/or sensitivities to food. They even sneak in a serving of vegetables you could never taste for the picky eaters in your neighborhood. If you want to try out all the flavors they have a great variety-box option on Amazon.
Here’s what we love about Made Good: