Halloween is just around the corner. You already know what that means, SUGAR WASTED! This is not only true for my kids, but also for me. I have a hard time resisting the chocolatey goodness of a Kit-Kat. I am not against some candy, but I definitely try to limit it. Halloween was a Holiday I loved as a child and want my kids to enjoy it too… just with a little less sugar.
As sort of a win-win situation, I have decided to pass out tangerine oranges at our home as a healthier option. This year, we are participating in a trunk-or-treat for my son’s preschool. They asked us not to bring candy, but to bring a healthy option or a small toy. I already had the tangerine idea, so the preschool thing just solidified it more.
To make the tangerines more Halloween-y I thought they’re the perfect mini Jack-o-lantern. Literally, the same color and shape as a pumpkin, just smaller. The easiest way to make the Jack-o-lantern tangerines is to take a black Sharpie to the tangerine and draw on a face. Make sure to color lightly to use the least amount of marker on the tangerine.
Another option is to use black sticker paper. You can cut out the three triangles for the eyes and nose and cut out the shape of the mouth. Then you can stick it to the tangerine. This way takes more time, but still super cute.
I hope this little idea gives you some inspiration for a healthy alternative to traditional Halloween candy. Happy parenting and…HAPPY HALLOWEEN!