ENQUIRER: Healthy snacks for the goblins Thursday October 24, 2013 To download a pdf of this article, please click here. Enquirer By: Toni Schklar Trick or treat snacks are traditionally sweet, chewy, high calorie and non-nourishing. This year, consider giving individually wrapped treats that are healthy, tasty, and equally appreciated by parents, dentists – and Goblins. Children and parents are advised to discard any candy/treat that is not individually wrapped by the manufacturer. As a result, home-made treats are no longer a good option to give to door-to-door trick or treaters. Choose treats that are individually wrapped and can be purchased in bulk. Healthy options Pumpkin seeds Cereal and granola bars String cheese Popcorn/popcorn balls Trail mix Pretzels Raisins Craisins Oatmeal and raisin cookies Sandwich crackers Sugar-free gum Honey sticks Boxes of 100 percent juice Bottled water (small size) Possible Alternatives Pencils Erasers Toothbrushes Puzzles Fun fortunes Party tings and noisemakers Colored chalk Coupons to a local restaurant or ice cream parlor Note: Nuts are a very healthy treat. However, many children have allergies to nuts, so it is best to reserve this treat to in home Halloween celebrations where it can be determined that the children are not allergic to nuts.