Halloween is right around the corner — and with it bags upon bags of goodies. But what about those Elsas and Avengers who have allergies? What is okay to serve so everyone can go home happy? With 8% of kids having food allergies these days, it’s 100% something to consider.
That’s why we’ve made a list of allergy-free treats you can hand out. This year, fill your candy bucket with no worries.
Thankfully, Halloween has no shortages of sweet options. Here are just a few of the big names that don’t include the top allergens.
- Sour Patch Kids
If you want a deeper dive into allergen information, download the Spokin app. It’s a super handy tool for living life with a food allergy — or feeding someone with one.
Healthy Allergy-Friendly Options
Want to serve allergy-friendly treats without the sugar rush? Here are a couple of cute and stress-free ideas.
- Spooky Clementines
- All you need is a bag of clementines. Simply draw little pumpkin faces on them and put them out. Easy and healthy!
- Mummified Fruit Pouches
- Kids love fruit pouches and parents love that they’re healthy. Win-win. Just wrap a little toilet paper around them and add googly eyes. Voila! Yummy mummies. Really, you can do this little trick with any packaged good.
You don’t need to serve allergy-friendly food. Just having a bowl of little prizes and toys is a great way to make sure every kid walks away smiling. What are some fun Halloween goodies?
- Glow sticks
- Vampire fangs
For a longer list of FARE’s (Food Allergy Research & Education) suggestions, visit here.
Show You Care
You’ve decided to have a allergy-friendly bucket. Nice! Here’s an easy way to show parents: leave a teal-colored pumpkin by your door. Started by FARE, the Teal Pumpkin Project makes raising kids with allergies easier. Even if you don’t have time to paint a pumpkin, help them spread the word.
Have a Spooktacular Night!
We hope you found this list helpful. If you have any further questions or are concerned you or a family member has developed an allergy, reach out to your primary care provider today.