That time of year is just around the corner when the avalanche of Halloween candy invades your home.
You know the candy isn’t good for the kids, but you feel guilty not letting them have the fun of Trick-or-Treating or participating in a Fall Festival.
You could throw it all away (or eat it yourself while they’re asleep), but here are some better options:
Pick and Choose
Allow the kids to choose their 3 favorite pieces for now, then put the rest of the candy away. Give out one piece a day until Valentine’s.
Give the kids trade-in options like coupons for a $5.00 toy from the store or a trip to an indoor play park. (Read more from Home Cooked Healthy.)
Exchange the candy for healthy treats like Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks or Funky Monkey Dried Fruit. You could even wrap them as gifts to make them more exciting.
Give the kids a penny (or a nickel) for every piece of candy they give you. Take them shopping for a little gift.
Get your Operation Christmas Shoeboxes ready and have the kids donate their hard candy to kids overseas. Emphasize the joy of giving to those who may only see candy once a year, if ever.
Put chocolate candy in the freezer to use in Christmas baking gifts in December or recycle it into neighbor gift bags for the holidays.
What do you do with all that candy? Leave a comment and share with us. 🙂